Tapping Tools - Application and Operation

Introduction

Screw Thread Terms

Major and Minor Dia.

Pitch Diameter

Lead vs Pitch

Thread Strength

Screw Thread Class of Fit

Tap Geometry / Tap Limits

Tap Flutes

Rake or Hook Angles

Chamfer Teeth

Tap Relief

Chip Management

Left hand Spiral

Right Hand Spiral

Straight Flute

Form Taps

Surface Treatments and Coatings

Hole Preparation

Percentage of Thread

Thread Shaving

Tap Feed Mechanisms 

Tap Holders

Tapping Fluids vs Coolant

MQL

Troubleshooting

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