Regal offers a wide inventory of hand taps in machine screw, fractional and metric sizes. All hand taps are available with taper, plug or bottom chamfers.
Can't find the exact hand tap you need? Our popular Specialty Tap page includes hand taps not included in the National Coarse (UNC) or National Fine (UNF) series and can be shipped within 24 hours.
Because there are many applications requiring unique pitch and diameter combinations, Regal offers fast shipment of thousands of combinations, if they can be manufactured to standard ANSI semi-finished blanks.
Hand Taps Explained
Hand taps are cutting tools that produce helical grooves in a hole in order to insert a fastener. Taps are used in multiple industries and trades.
Hand taps have a straight flute and come in a taper, plug or bottoming chamfer. The tapering of the threads distributes the cutting action over several teeth.
- A taper tap consists of 7 to 10 threads.
- A plug tap consists of 3 to 5 threads.
- A bottom tap consists of 1 to 2 threads.
Taps (as well as dies) come in a variety of configurations and materials. The most common material is High Speed Steel (HSS) which is used for softer material. Cobalt is used for harder materials, such as stainless steel.
Our hand taps comply with all standards and specifications and are produced from high quality steels and carbide to meet the needs of manufacturers.
Sets of taps and drills in the most popular size machine screw and fractional taps are available in bright and TiN coated hand and spiral point taps including the proper sized drill. Metric sizes of bright taps and drills are available as well.
Tap wrenches and Die Stocks in the most popular sizes to 2 1/2" are readily available.
General-purpose tap used either by hand or on production machines, in machine screw sizes.More on this Product Distributors Order Online
General-purpose tap used either by hand or on production machines in fractional sizes.More on this Product Distributors Order Online
A complete range of metric sizes is available with taper, plug or bottom chamfer.More on this Product Distributors Order Online
Titanium nitride (TiN) coated tools run faster and provide greatly improved tool life.More on this Product Distributors Order Online
A complete range of metric sizes is available with taper, plug or bottom chamfer. Titanium Nitride coating increases tool life and produces smooth threads.More on this Product Distributors Order Online
Regal Tools offers an extensive inventory of coated left-hand machine screw taps and fractional taps in a variety of different sizes and configurations. Left-hand tap coatings are offered in titanium nitride as well as a variety of other coatings which can be customized according to the needs of your job. See our Popular Special Tap Category for left-handed fractional and machine screw taps not included in the Common National Coarse or National Fine Series.More on this Product Distributors Order Online
Regal offers an extensive inventory of left hand taps including many sizes Titanium Nitride Coated. Other coatings are available.More on this Product Distributors Order Online