Threading Tap & Die Sets

Taps and dies are used to create screw threads, both internal and external. Most are cutting tools, but some are forming tools. Taps are used to cut the threads of the female portion, such as a nut, for example, and this process is called tapping. On the other hand, a die is used to cut or form the male portion, such as the corresponding bolt, and this is called threading.


Both tools can also be used to clean dirt and debris from their respective products, which is called chasing. However, taps and dies will generally remove some material during use, and so specific tools have been created for the specific purpose of cleaning – these are called chasers. These are made of softer materials so that they do not remove more material from the threads.


How do they work?


Using a simple method of securing the rod of the chosen screw, bolt, or pipe in a vice, apply a little cutting paste before placing the die onto the rod and rotating clockwise with a die handle. Each full turn cuts a new thread onto the rod.


When would I use it?


Tap and die sets are typically used in the electrical & industrial sectors, as well as servicing and automotive workshops.


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RS Stock No. 499-346
Mfr. Part No.4470418
BrandEVENTUS
HK$361.33
1 Set
Set(s)
M12 M3 M12 M3 8 Blank -
RS Stock No. 300-7470
BrandRS PRO
HK$5,266.17
1 Set
Set(s)
3/4 in UNC 1/4 in UNC 3/4 in UNC 1/4 in UNC 21 Taps: 1/4; 5/16; 3/8; 7/16; 1/2; 5/8; 3/4 in UNC; Dies: 1/4; 5/16; 3/8; 7/16; 1/2; 5/8; 3/4 in UNC; Tap Wrench: #1; #2 (x3); Diestock: 1 to 1 1/2 in UNC HSS
RS Stock No. 300-7436
BrandRS PRO
HK$3,378.59
1 Set
Set(s)
M10 M3 M10 M3 20 Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M7; M8; M9; M10; Dies: M3; M4; M5; M6; M7; M8; M9; M10; Tap Wrench: #1 (x2); Diestock: 13/16 to 1; T Tap Wrench: #1 HSS
RS Stock No. 300-7442
BrandRS PRO
HK$3,848.04
1 Set
Set(s)
M12 M3 M12 M3 18 Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Dies: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Tap Wrench: #1 (x2); Diestock; T Tap Wrench: #1 HSS
RS Stock No. 300-9735
BrandRS PRO
HK$1,951.85
1 Set
Set(s)
M6 M2 M6 M2 12 Taps: M2; M3; M4; M5; M6; Dies: M2; M3; M4; M5; M6; Tap Wrench: #0; Diestock: 13/16 in HSS
RS Stock No. 146-8352
Mfr. Part No.T4032
BrandCK
HK$447.49
Each
units
0.125 in NPT 0.5 in NPT 0.125 in NPT 0.5 in NPT 21 Blank Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 427-925
BrandRS PRO
HK$3,376.10
Each
units
3/16 in BSW 1/2 in BSW 3/16 in BSW 1/2 in BSW 24 3/16; 1/4; 5/16; 3/8; 7/16; 1/2 in BSW Taper Taps; 3/16; 1/4; 5/16; 3/8; 7/16; 1/2 in BSW Bottom Taps; 3/16(O/D 13/16 in x 1/4); 1/4(O/D 1 in x 3/8); 5/16(O/D 1 in x 3/8); 3/8(O/D 15/16 in x 7/16); 7/16(O/D 15/16 in x 7/16); 1/2(O/D 1 1/2 in x 1/2) Round Split Dies; 13/16; 1; 15/16; 1 1/2(in) Die Holders; #5 (M5-M12; 3/16 in → 1/2 in) Tap Wrench; Screwdriver HSS
RS Stock No. 205-3242
BrandRS PRO
HK$3,245.98
Each
units
1.25 in 0.375 1.25 0.375 in 7 Blank -
RS Stock No. 300-7492
BrandRS PRO
HK$2,885.85
1 Set
Set(s)
1/2 in UNF 1/4 in UNF 1/2 in UNF 1/4 in UNF 14 Taps: 1/4; 5/16; 3/8; 7/16; 1/2 in UNF; Dies: 1/4; 5/16; 3/8; 7/16; 1/2 in UNF; Tap Wrench: #1 (x2); Diestock: 1 to 1 5/16 in UNF; T Tap Wrench: #1 HSS
RS Stock No. 508-9430
Mfr. Part No.10731
BrandEVENTUS
HK$1,152.43
1 Set
Set(s)
M12 M3 M12 M3 42 Handheld Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Cutting dies: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Holder For Circular Die: 20 x 5; 20 x 7; 25 x 9; 30 x 11; 38 x 14; Tap Wrench: Sizes 1 and 2; Core Drills/Twist Drill:2.5; 3.3; 4.2; 5; 6.8; 8.5; 10.2 HSS