Tap and die sets are kits that include tapping heads, dies, ratchets, thread taps, die stocks and other elements. They are necessary for thread cutting in various car units. Buying such set is more cost-efficient than purchasing these tools separately.
Tap and die sets: 5 important facts
- Sets for operations with external threads include tapping heads or dies as well as tools for fixing them - ratchet spanners, die stocks and die holders. They are intended for creating a thread on bolts, screws, pipes, rods and pins. Sets for manipulations with internal surfaces include thread taps as well as drill bits for them of the corresponding size.
- It is also possible to buy universal tap and die sets. They usually consist of more than ten pieces intended for cutting the external and internal thread of various diameters. They are characterised by higher price but are practical.
- The system of measurement of the thread pitch is the main criterion for distinguishing various types. Depending on it, sets can be metric, inch and combination. The first ones are the most widely spread as this kind of system is used in the majority of countries. The second ones are intended mainly for American cars. Combination ones have both types of tools.
- Before you start, it is necessary to check the tools thoroughly for any defects. Working with a faulty element might lead to damaging the processed part. It is important to check that all working parts are securely fixed before using them. Observe the safety regulations, use personal protective equipment.
- After the work is done, these devices are thoroughly cleaned and dried with a cloth. It is preferable to store them in a special case thus preventing dirt from getting onto them.
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