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Taps and Dies

Searle Fasteners stocks a comprehensive range of quality taps and dies and associated products. We now stock Bordo Drill Taps which can be used to tap ferrous and non-ferrous metals and plastics with a tensile strength up to 600 N/mm². In addition to fasteners, screws, nuts, bolts and tools for all industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, building and general engineering. Our Perth warehouse contains in excess of 20,000 different fastener and tool products. We stock many difficult-to-find ‘specialist’ fastener products. In addition, we are able to source stock from around Australia.

We have the knowledge to assist you in sourcing the correct product for your project, from individual items to bulk orders, you can rely on Searle Fasteners to deliver.

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Taps and Dies for threading

Taps and dies are tools used for threading, which is the process of creating threads on a cylindrical surface like a bolt or a rod.

  1. Taps:
    • A tap is a tool used for cutting threads into a hole. It has a series of cutting edges that gradually form the threads as it’s turned into a pre-drilled hole.
    • There are various types of taps, including taper taps, plug taps, and bottoming taps. Taper taps have a more gradual cutting action and are used to start the threading process. Plug taps are the most common and are used for general threading. Bottoming taps have a very short, almost flat, taper and are used to finish threads near the bottom of a blind hole.
    • Taps come in different sizes and thread pitches to match the specifications of the fastener you’re working with.
    • They can be used by hand or in a tapping machine, depending on the size and material of the workpiece.
  2. Dies:
    • A die is the counterpart to a tap. It’s used for cutting threads onto the outside of a cylindrical workpiece, such as a rod or bolt.
    • Dies are typically round, and they have cutting edges on the inside circumference. They are placed on a die stock, which is a tool that holds and guides the die.
    • Like taps, dies come in various sizes and thread pitches to match the specifications of the fastener.
    • Dies are used by turning them around the workpiece with the help of a die stock or die wrench.
    • There are also adjustable dies, which can be adjusted to cut different thread sizes.

These tools are crucial in industries where threaded fasteners are widely used, such as manufacturing, construction, automotive, and aerospace. They enable the creation of precise and consistent threads, which are vital for secure and effective fastening.

When using taps and dies, it’s important to use cutting oil to reduce friction and heat, which can help prolong the life of the tools and produce cleaner threads. Additionally, proper technique and alignment are essential for successful threading operations.


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