Tap and Dies

Tap and Dies

We carry extensive stocks of cutting tools - specialising in tap and dies, these cover BSC, BSF, BSW, UNF, UNC, BA, Metric etc. With a full range of left hand, special thread and insert taps. We also stock a full range of drills, reamers, endmills, chasers, saws, milling cutters, carbide tools etc.

Thread Cutting Tools

  • Die Stocks - Tap Wrenches
  • Hand Taps
  • Short Machine Taps
  • Combined Taps
  • HexTap S and DS
  • Machine Taps
  • Machine Taps with Coloured Ring
  • Fluteless (Forming) Taps
  • Machine Nut Taps
  • Round Dies
  • Hexagon Die Nuts
  • Tap & Die Sets

Thread Repair

  • Wire Thread Insert
  • Thread Repair Kits
  • Thread Repair Workshop Kits
  • Inserting Tools
  • Machine Inserting Tool
  • Tang Break Tools
  • Extracting Tools
  • STI-Taps (Second Lead)
  • STI-Machine Taps Set
  • STI-Spark Plug Taps
  • STI-Machine Taps
  • STI-Fluteless Taps
  • V-Coil rapid
  • V-Coil automotive
  • STI-Drills

What are tap and dies?

Taps and dies are tools used to create screw threads, which is called threading. Many are cutting tools; others are forming tools. A tap is used to cut or form the female portion of the mating pair (eg: a nut). A die is used to cut or form the male portion of the mating pair (eg: a bolt). The process of cutting or forming threads using a tap is called tapping, whereas the process using a die is called threading. Both tools can be used to clean up a thread, which is called chasing.

Tap and Dies