Spiral flute taps are used for threading blind holes in aluminum, brass and softer steels. The flute geometry draws the chips away from the hole where chip disposal may be an issue.
These taps are titanium coated for strength.
A tap removes material from a pre-drilled or punched hole. The result of this cutting action produces threads within the drilled hole. These threads are used in conjunction with screws or bolts to hold two pieces of material together. The cutting edges at the front of a tap remove material from the workpiece. The chips are stored in the flutes, or pushed forward in front of the tap, or are drawn up along the flutes, removing the chips and cutting fluids from the hole.
Package contains 1x high speed steel Metric Spiral Point Machine Screw Tap Drill bit.