Cut threads in hard-to-reach places with one of these carbon steel taps. Plug Tap has a chamfer that is 3-5 threads long and is commonly used for tapping through or blind holes either by hand or machine. Tap has a square drive head and length will vary depending on tap size.
Tap Types and Suggested Uses:
Bottom tap has a chamfer (taper at the end) that is 1 to 2 threads long. Use for threading close to the bottom of blind holes.
Plug tap has a chamfer that is 3 to 5 threads long. The most common chamfer for use by hand or machine tapping through
or blind holes.
Taper tap has a chamfer that is 7 to 10 threads long. Easier starting and requires less tapping torque because of the
number of working teeth. Also known as a starter tap.
All taps have a square drive head. Size of square and overall length of tap will vary by tap size.
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