Cutting Tools 101: When to use a Spiral Point or Flute Tap

Cutting Tools 101: When to use a Spiral Point or Flute Tap

Following up on our Cutting Tools 101 video about the basics of taps, we dig a little deeper and briefly discuss when to use different types of taps for varying applications.  The type of tap that you use can dictate chip flow and overall performance and quality of part. Before planning your threading application, be sure to watch this video covering the basics.

 

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Directions for Use

  1. Enter your data parameters into the fields on the left
  2. Click the green arrow in the center of the calculator
  3. Your answers will appear in the fields on the right
-- change calculator using buttons below -- Tap Drill MM Tap Drill RPM SFPM Helix Angle

Tap Drill Size




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RPM



SFPM



Helix Angle