Friday, December 22, 2017

Why Do Taps Fail?

Everyone who builds things in their home shop has had to use threading taps at one time or another. Over the course of many decades of fooling around in the shop I have used taps and dies countless times, sometimes with more success than others. With the experience of age and repetition  comes more success, ha ha. Here is an article put out by Union Butterfield (a leading manufacturer of taps, dies, drills and other tooling for industry) on the correct use of threading taps to avoid breakage. The article is aimed mainly at screw machine operators but has useful information for anyone who uses threading taps.

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