Tap and Die Set - Create Your Own

Build custom tap and die sets with our wide selection of individual Norseman threading tools. Get personalized advice on selecting the perfect taps and dies to meet your needs!

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Why Buy Individual Taps and Dies?

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Many DIYers and professionals prefer buying select taps and dies rather than complete prepackaged sets. This allows you to customize exactly the right pieces for the threading jobs you actually take on.

Save money and space by only buying the taps and dies you use often, instead of unnecessary items. Our experts can help you determine which are the must-have tools to include in your own tap and die kit.

Whether you are working on a small project at home or a large-scale industrial job, having the right tools is essential for success. Make your own tap and die set to have the right tools for your tasks. This way, you can be sure to have the sizes and types you need. Customizing can save time and frustration by helping you quickly find the right tool without searching through a large collection.

Additionally, purchasing individual taps and dies can be more cost-effective in the long run. Instead of buying a whole set, just get the tools you need for your work. This way, you can save money and avoid unused items. This not only saves you money upfront but also ensures that you are getting the most value out of your investment.

At AlbanyCountyFasteners.com, we understand the importance of having the right tools for the job! That's why our team of experts is here to guide you in selecting the perfect taps and dies for your needs. Choose from many threading tools to create a tap and die set that fits your needs perfectly. Trust AlbanyCountyFasteners.com for all your threading tool needs and see how quality tools can improve your projects.

Top Brand for Precision Taps & Dies

We proudly supply Norseman taps and dies, precision-machined in the USA to the highest standards. Skilled workers globally trust Norseman tools for their accuracy, durability, and smooth threading in various metals.

Norseman outperform standard hardware store brands, making your money-saving DIY project a snap.

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Wide Selection in Stock


We offer the full range of taps, dies and accessories for you to assemble your custom set:

  • Hand taps: start internal threads in blind or through holes
  • Taper/plug/bottoming taps for different tasks
  • Round dies provide superior thread quality
  • Hex dies for rethreading bolts or cleaning up damage
  • Special taps and dies for stainless steel, titanium, etc
  • Spare parts and handles

Review our online catalog displaying in-stock inventory. Our team can help you choose the perfect Norseman items to fit your specific needs. Call or chat with us today!

Tap and Die FAQ

What is a tap and die set?

You use a tap and die set to cut new threads or clean up existing threads on fasteners, pipes, and parts. The taps create internal/female threads, while the dies cut external/male threads.

What are the parts of a tap and die set?

A typical set includes T-handle adapters, tap wrenches, dies, die stocks, drill bits, and screw pitch gauges for measuring threads. The pieces come in a blow molded case with foam padding.

How do I use a tap and die set?

To use a tap, start by drilling a hole that's slightly smaller than the tap diameter. Insert the tap and turn it clockwise while applying firm pressure. Use cutting fluid for easier threading. Go slowly and reverse the tap often to clear chips.

To use a die, apply cutting oil to the bolt or pipe end. Twist the die clockwise with steady pressure to create new male threads.

Now and then, back the die off to clear out metal filings. Go slowly to form full, even threads.

When should I use a die?

Use a die to create male threads on a bolt, rod or pipe end. Apply cutting oil and twist clockwise with steady pressure. Every so often back the die off to clear out metal filings. Go slowly to form full, even threads.

What metals can I thread with tap & die sets?

The steel sets can thread soft metals like aluminum, brass, mild steel and some harder alloys. Use special sets with cobalt dies for stainless steel.