Metric Fine & Semi-Special Taps
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Taps Metric Fine and Semi-Special Right Hand High Speed Steel
The tap chamfer is the tapering of the threads to distribute cutting action over several teeth. The type of hole to be tapped has much to do with the chamfer style of that tap that's best suited. Some holes go all the way through; some, while not through-holes, are relatively deep; some are quite shallow (a little deeper than diameter). Each of these three kinds of holes - through, deep-bottoming blind, and shallow bottoming - has a tap chamfer best suited to threading requirements.
Taper Taps - This style, with a 8-10 thread chamfer
Plug Taps ( Seconding Tap)- This style, with a 4-6 thread chamfer
Bottoming Taps ( Finishing Tap) - This style, with a 1-2 thread chamfer
For more information please see http://www.newmantools.com/taps/styles.htm