Tap and Die sets are used to cut and restore internal and external threads precisely. A tap is used to form the female component of the assembly, as in the case of a nut or socket. A Tap is used for the internal threads. inserted into a nut and then spun, taps have open areas to allow for reduced friction and cooling. Tools like a T handle wrench are used with a tap to create or repair an internal thread.
High Speed Steels are high-performance special steels offering high hardness at temperatures up to 500°C and high wear resistance, thanks to the alloy elements. As such High speed steel does not lose its temper (hardness) with higher temperatures permitting it to cut faster than high carbon steel.
If you need anymore information on taps, dies or T handle Wrenches along with Tap Troubleshooting and reference tables, check out our free Taps and Dies Reference Guide here.
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