Threading Taps

Threading taps are a tool used to create screw threads (tapping) into a pre-drilled hole, to create a clean fitting for bolts in metals and plastics. Used in engineering and manufacturing, threading taps work like a drill but due to the unique shape of a tap, when screwed into a piece of material, screw threads are created. Threading taps must be used in a predrilled hole and cannot be used for drilling entire holes.


The difference between taps and dies is that taps are used to create or repair threads in holes which is ideal for nuts. Dies are used to cut threads on materials such as steel rods to allow a fitting to be screwed on and attached (threading). The tap is designed for internal thread cutting, so this would be used on the fastener hole or a nut, whereas a die is used for the external thread, like on a bolt. In other words, tapping uses the tap part of the set and creates internal threads and threading is the process used by the die to cut external threads.


Threading Taps are available in HSS (high-speed steel) and carbide and can be used by hand or machine. Our range of threading taps offers the best tool for every machining method or process to meet all your requirements. Threading taps can be used with a tap wrench or power tool and are available in various sizes to accommodate a range of applications.


Taps can be used by machinists in different ways for different applications:


  • Taper taps or starter taps, are used to initially start a new thread with the first 7-10 threads having a flatter profile than those further up the shaft.

  • Plug taps are similar to taper taps but only have 3-5 starting rows ground down leaving more shaft to create a thread.

  • Bottom taps are square in profile with no ground down threads and are used after a taper or plug tap has been used. Their full length cutting shape allow for threads to be cut at the very bottom of a hole for maximum thread length.

  • Spiral flute taps – for blind hole applications

  • Spiral point taps – push chips forward, ideal for through-hole applications

  • Straight flute taps – most commonly, designed for short chipping materials

  • Forming taps – compresses to produce a thread rather than cutting

  • Taps come in both Metric and Imperial dimensions and can have different shank types. Threading taps are used in conjunction with a tap wrench so always consider the maximum side tap your wrench can hold when purchasing.

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RS Stock No. 752-5281
Mfr. Part No.EX00M6
BrandDormer
SGD36.43
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Threading Tap M6 Spiral Flute 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 1 80 mm - Machine Tap HSS-E 6 mm - -
RS Stock No. 508-8904
Mfr. Part No.10023
BrandEVENTUS
SGD6.66
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Threading Tap M10 Plug 1.5mm Metric - 1 70 mm - Hand Tap HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 299-8741
Mfr. Part No.E105-M10/1,00
BrandDormer
SGD92.09
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Threading Tap Set M10 Straight Flute 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 2 63 mm - Hand Tap HSS 7 mm - -
RS Stock No. 188-3849
Mfr. Part No.222A.TJ25
BrandFacom
SGD416.98
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Threading Tap Set - - - - - 25 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 752-5266
Mfr. Part No.EX00M3
BrandDormer
SGD33.88
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Threading Tap M3 Spiral Flute 0.5mm Metric Right Hand 1 56 mm - Machine Tap HSS-E 3.5 mm - -
RS Stock No. 508-9783
Mfr. Part No.10352
BrandEVENTUS
SGD13.20
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Threading Tap M4 Spiral Flute 0.7mm Metric - 1 63 mm - Machine Tap HSS-G 4.5 mm - -
RS Stock No. 152-356
BrandRS PRO
SGD22.50
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap #6 UNC Straight Flute Tap - - - 2 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 240-3243
Mfr. Part No.E500 6.0 X 1.00 3FL SEC
BrandDormer
SGD22.13
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Threading Tap M6 Second, Straight Flute 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 1 66 mm - Machine Tap HSS 6.3 mm - -
RS Stock No. 813-0345
Mfr. Part No.E292M6
BrandDormer
SGD93.73
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Threading Tap M6 Fluteless 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 1 80 mm - Machine Tap HSS 6.0 mm - -
RS Stock No. 373-819
Mfr. Part No.E650 M6
BrandDormer
SGD75.70
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Threading Tap M6 Combination 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 1 84 mm - - HSS 6.3 mm - -
RS Stock No. 813-0244
Mfr. Part No.E240M8
BrandDormer
SGD47.30
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Threading Tap M8 Spiral Point 1.25mm Metric Right Hand 1 90 mm - Machine Tap HSS-E-PM 8.0 mm - -
RS Stock No. 299-9176
Mfr. Part No.E207-M10
BrandDormer
SGD45.87
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Threading Tap M10 Spiral Flute 1.5mm Metric Right Hand 1 100 mm - Machine Tap HSS-E 10 mm - -
RS Stock No. 269-5830
Mfr. Part No.E100 14N8
BrandDormer
SGD126.80
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Threading Tap Set M14 Straight Flute 2.0mm Metric Right Hand 3 80 mm - Hand Tap HSS 11 mm - -
RS Stock No. 151-864
BrandRS PRO
SGD31.35
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M12 Straight Flute Tap - - - 2 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 509-0058
Mfr. Part No.10020
BrandEVENTUS
SGD13.63
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Hand Tap M8 Hand Tap - - - 3 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9569
Mfr. Part No.05971
BrandEXACT
SGD26.34
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Threading Tap M12 Straight Flute 1.5mm Metric Fine - 1 51 mm - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9626
Mfr. Part No.05975
BrandEXACT
SGD127.46
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Threading Tap M32 Straight Flute 1.5mm Metric Fine - 1 51 mm - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 299-8656
Mfr. Part No.E105-M5/0,50
BrandDormer
SGD64.58
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Threading Tap Set M5 Straight Flute 0.5mm Metric Right Hand 2 50 mm - Hand Tap HSS 6 mm - -
RS Stock No. 917-2606
BrandRS PRO
SGD42.52
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Threading Tap PG21 - - - - 1 90 mm - Hand Tap HSS 22.0 mm - -
RS Stock No. 299-9148
Mfr. Part No.E207-M6
BrandDormer
SGD30.55
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Threading Tap M6 Spiral Flute 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 1 80 mm - Machine Tap HSS-E 6 mm - -