Thursday, February 14, 2019

Whenever You Break a Tap...

Immediately order a spare.  Today, I was abusing a 8-32 tap, and it broke.  I broke one a few weeks ago and never ordered a spare.  Fortunately, it was most of the way through the material when it broke, so I was able to use Vise-Grips to turn it all the way out, producing a tapped hole.

1 comment:

  1. The trick of putting the tap in a drill press and turning it by hand works. They snap when they get out of alignment.

    Also use the proper cutting fluid.