Saturday, February 11, 2017
How Many Different Types of Taps Are There? And Why Do You Pick One Over Another?
Spiral flute taps channel debris upward, which matters a lot on soft materials like aluminum and acetal. Changing to such dramatically improved shop productivity today. My experiment using a 6" long drill bit to drill both sides of these square tubes in one operation was a great success. The pilot holes only need marking by the mill on two of four sides. I will I could find a drill/tap combo with enough length to do both sides at once. For some reason, you get such for 1/4"-20 just long enough for one hole at a time.