Threading Taps

Threading taps are used to create threads for bolts in materials like metals and plastics. Most commonly used in engineering and manufacturing, threading taps work similar to a drill but due to the unique shape of a tap, when screwed into a piece of material screw threads are created. Threading taps must be used in a predrilled hole and cannot be used for drilling entire holes.

Types of Threading Taps

Most commonly classified by three types, taps can be used in different ways for different applications.
•Taper taps, sometimes called starter taps, are used to initially start a new thread with the first 7-10 threads having a flatter profile than those further up the shaft.


•Plug taps are similar to taper taps but unlike a taper tap, plug taps only have 3-5 starting rows ground down leaving more shaft to create a thread.


•Bottom taps are square in profile with no ground down threads and are used after a taper or plug tap has been used. Bottom taps full length cutting shape allow for threads to be cut at the very bottom of a hole for maximum thread length.



Taps come in a range of sizes in both Metric and Imperial dimension and can also have different shank types. Threading taps are used in conjunction with a tap wrench so always consider the maximum side tap your wrench can hold when purchasing.

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RS Stock No. 528-3957
Mfr. Part No.E001M6
BrandDormer
$31.34
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M6 Spiral Point 1mm Metric Right Hand 66 mm HSS-XS1 6.3 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 240-3085
Mfr. Part No.E500 3.0 X 0.50 3FL TPR
BrandDormer
$21.49
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M3 Straight Flute, Taper 0.5mm Metric Right Hand 48 mm HSS 3.15 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 813-0253
Mfr. Part No.E241M4
BrandDormer
$43.40
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M4 Spiral Point 0.7mm Metric Right Hand 63 mm High Speed Steel 4.5 mm Plain Blue - 6H
RS Stock No. 299-9750
Mfr. Part No.E500-M4/0,75
BrandDormer
$13.37
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M4 Straight Flute 0.75mm Metric Right Hand 53 mm HSS 4 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 240-3164
Mfr. Part No.E500 4.0 X 0.70 3FL TPR
BrandDormer
$19.52
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M4 Straight Flute, Taper 0.7mm Metric Right Hand 53 mm HSS 4 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 300-0283
Mfr. Part No.E513-M14/1,50
BrandDormer
$42.21
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M14 Straight Flute 1.5mm Metric Fine Right Hand 95 mm HSS 11.2 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 705-9490
Mfr. Part No.E003M18
BrandDormer
$126.63
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M18 Spiral Flute 2.5mm Metric Right Hand 112 mm HSS-XS1 14 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 752-5339
Mfr. Part No.EP00M2
BrandDormer
$34.71
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M2 Spiral Point 0.4mm Metric Right Hand 50 mm HSS-XS1 2.8 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 812-5970
Mfr. Part No.E471M5
BrandDormer
$32.27
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M5 Spiral Point 0.8mm Metric Right Hand 70 mm HSS 6 mm Plain Green - 6H
RS Stock No. 813-0238
Mfr. Part No.E240M4
BrandDormer
$41.48
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M4 Spiral Point 0.7mm Metric Right Hand 63 mm High Speed Steel 4.5 mm Plain Blue - 6H
RS Stock No. 299-9895
Mfr. Part No.E500-M14/2,00
BrandDormer
$50.75
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M14 Straight Flute 2mm Metric Right Hand 95 mm HSS 11.2 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 813-0294
Mfr. Part No.E255M10
BrandDormer
$44.86
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M10 Spiral Point 1.5mm Metric Right Hand 100 mm High Speed Steel 10 mm Plain Red - 6H
RS Stock No. 813-0285
Mfr. Part No.E255M8
BrandDormer
$44.27
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M8 Spiral Point 1.25mm Metric Right Hand 90 mm High Speed Steel 8 mm Plain Red - 6H
RS Stock No. 752-5284
Mfr. Part No.EX00M7
BrandDormer
$34.83
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M7 Spiral Flute 1mm Metric Right Hand 80 mm HSS-E 7 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 299-8915
Mfr. Part No.E105-M18/1,00
BrandDormer
$254.54
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M18 Straight Flute 1mm Metric Right Hand 80 mm HSS 14 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 528-3884
Mfr. Part No.E003M10
BrandDormer
$52.14
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M10 Spiral Flute 1.5mm Metric Right Hand 80 mm HSS-XS1 10 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 752-5266
Mfr. Part No.EX00M3
BrandDormer
$29.14
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M3 Spiral Flute 0.5mm Metric Right Hand 56 mm HSS-E 3.5 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 528-3941
Mfr. Part No.E001M5
BrandDormer
$32.49
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M5 Spiral Point 0.8mm Metric Right Hand 58 mm HSS-XS1 5 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 813-0225
Mfr. Part No.E239M12
BrandDormer
$106.88
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M12 Spiral Flute 1.75mm Metric Right Hand 110 mm High Speed Steel 9 mm Plain Blue - 6H
RS Stock No. 813-0301
Mfr. Part No.E260M4
BrandDormer
$39.79
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M4 Spiral Flute 0.7mm Metric Right Hand 63 mm High Speed Steel 4.5 mm Plain Red - 6H