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Index

Sowa High Performance Tap Selection


Blue Ring Taps, HSSE-V3 up to 25 HRc

Spiral Point Inch

Spiral Point Inch

21

Spiral Point Metric

Spiral Point Metric

22

Spiral Flute Inch

Spiral Flute Inch

23

Spiral Flute Metric

Spiral Flute Metric

24

P.V.D. Tin Coated Spiral Point & Spiral Flute


+ .005 Oversize

Orange Ring Taps, HSSE-V3 up to 35 HRc For Stainless Steel

8, 9
10

Yellow Ring Taps, HSSE-V3 up to 35 HRc

Red Ring Taps, Powdered Metal up to 48 HRc


Spiral Point Inch

25

Spiral Point Metric

26

Spiral Point Inch

11

Spiral Flute Inch

27

Spiral Point Metric

12

Spiral Flute Metric

27

Spiral Flute Inch

13

Spiral Flute Taps for Aluminum

28

Spiral Flute Metric

14

STI Taps (screw thread insert)

29

UN 8 Pitch Spiral Flute

15

Roll Form Taps Inch & Metric

30

DIN Length ANSI Shank Spiral Pt. & Spiral Flute

16, 17

Hand Taps Inch & Metric

31, 32

4 & 6 O.A.L. Spiral Point & Spiral Flute

18, 19

NPT Taps, Regular Pipe, 6 O.A.L & Interrupted Thread,

33, 34

NPT Spiral Flute

20

Sowa High Performance Technical Information, Conversion


Tables, and Tap Drill Selection Chart

35-40

We have taken the guess work out of your tap selection!

HSSE-V3 ANSI SHANK

Blue Ring Pg. 4

For general ductile materials including:


:: LOW AND MEDIUM CARBON STEEL
:: BRASS
:: COPPER AND CAST IRON
:: ALUMINUM

HSSE-V3 ANSI SHANK Yellow Ring

Pg. 11

For tough materials including:


::HIGH CARBON STEEL
:: HIGH ALLOY
:: TITANIUM
:: ALUMINUM

HSSE-V3 ANSI SHANK Orange Ring


For STAINLESS STEEL
as well as:
:: LOW CARBON STEELS
:: MEDIUM CARBON STEELS
:: ALLOYED HIGH CARBON

P-HSS ANSI SHANK Red Ring


For high tensile materials including:
:: TOOL STEELS
:: TITANIUM
:: NICKEL ALLOYS
:: STAINLESS STEEL

Pg. 25

Pg. 21

Recommended Table
Blue Ring HSSE-V3 Soft Steels up to 25HRC
Materials Main Group

Materials Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness (HRC)

Cutting Speed (FPM)

Low carbon

1018, 1010, 1035

Normalized

<25

20-50

Medium carbon

1045, 1050, 1065

Normalized

<25

20-40

Unalloyed, cast

30-80

Brass/bronze

30-80

Copper

25-60

Cast iron

As cast

<15

20-40

Aluminum

Yellow Ring HSSE-V3 Steels and other materials up to 35HRC


Materials Main Group
Tool steels
Medium carbon
Alloyed high carbon
High strength
Titanium

Materials Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness(HRC)

Cutting Speed (FPM)

01, A-2, D-2, H-13, P-20

Annealed

<35

15-25

1030, 1035, 1038, 1040, 1045, 1050

Normalized

<28

20-40

1065, 1070, 1080, 1090,1095, 1561,1572

Normalized

<32

20-30

4140, 4340

Normalized

<32

20-30

Commercially pure

Annealed

<32

15-30

Annealed

<29

20-30

30-90

Stainless steel
Aluminum

Cast, wrought

Orange Ring HSSE-V3 for Stainless Steel and other materials


Materials Main Group

Materials Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness (HRC)

Cutting Speed (FPM)

200 Series,

Annealed

<28

20-35

300 Series, 17-4 PH, 15-5, A286

Annealed

<28

20-35

400 Series

Annealed

<29

20-35

400 Series

Hardened

35-42

15-20

17-4PH, 15-5, A286

Hardened

35-42

15-20

1010, 1018

Normalized

<20

25-50

Alloyed High Carbon 1050, 1065, 1070,1080,1090,1095, 1561, 1572 Normalized

<25

20-30

Beryllium Copper

<25

20-30

Stainless steel

Low Carbon Steels

Red Ring P-HSS for materials up to 48HRC


Materials Main Group

Materials Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness (HRC)

Cutting Speed (FPM)

17-4PH, 15-5, 17-7PH, AM350

Hardened

<48

12-20

01, A-2, D-2, H-13, P-20,

Hardened

<48

10-20

High strength

4140, 4340, 50100

Hardened

<48

15-20

Nickel alloys

Inconel, Hastaloy, Waspaloy,

Annealed

<42

5-20

Astraloy, Rene, Monel

and Hardened

6 AL 4

Annealed/hardened

<42

8-15

Stainless steel
Tool steels

Titanium

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS


INCH-BLUE RING
HOLE TYPE

HSSE-V3

STEAM
OXIDE

HOLE TYPE

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high stress
and high heat associated with high-speed CNC production or conventional tapping. Features a unique
free-cutting design with a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

Used in general machine tapping applications for mild carbon steels such as
1018, 1010, 1035, 1045, 1050 and 1065
4.5 PITCH
Up to 25 HRC

LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH


Tap
4
6
6
8
10
10
10
10
12
1/4
1/4
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1
1-1/8
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-3/8
1-1/2
1-1/2

Threads
Per Inch
40
32
40
32
24
24
32
32
24
20
20
28
28
18
18
24
24
16
16
24
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12
7
12
7
12
6
12
6
12

No.
Flutes
2
3
3
3
2
3
2
3
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Thread
Limits
H2
H3
H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4

O/A Length
(in)
1-7/8
2
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16
5-3/4
5-3/4
6-1/16
6-1/16
6-3/8
6-3/8

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

Thread Length
(in)
.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.496
1.496
1.732
1.732
1.732
1.732
2.000
2.000
2.000
2.000

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

Code No.
119-700
119-701
119-722
119-702
119-703
119-704
119-723
119-724
119-705
119-706
119-707
119-725
119-726
119-708
119-709
119-727
119-728
119-710
119-711
119-729
119-730
119-712
119-731
119-713
119-732
119-714
119-733
119-715
119-734
119-716
119-735
119-717
119-736
119-718
119-737
119-719
119-738
119-720
119-739
119-721
119-740

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS


METRIC-BLUE RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

HOLE TYPE

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high stress
and high heat associated with high-speed CNC production tapping. Features a unique
free-cutting design with a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.
Used in general machine tapping applications for mild carbon steels such as 1018, 1010, 1035, 1045, 1050 and 1065
Up to 25 HRC
4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

M2 x .4
M2.5 x .45
M3 x .5
M3.5 x .6
M4 x .7
M4.5 x .75
M5 x .8
M6 x 1
M7 x 1
M8 x 1
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.25
M12 x 1.75
M14 x 1.5
M14 x 2
M16 x 1.5
M16 x 2
M18 x 1.5
M18 x 2.5
M20 x 1.5
M20 x 2.5
M22 x 1.5
M22 x 2.5
M24 x 1.5
M24 x 3
M27 x 1.5
M27 x 3
M30 x 1.5
M30 x 3.5

2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4

D3
D3
D3
D4
D4
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D5
D5
D6
D5
D6
D6
D7
D6
D7
D6
D7
D5
D6
D6
D6
D5
D7
D7
D7
D7
D7

1-3/4
1-13/16
1-15/16
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/32
4-1/32
4-15/32
4-15/32
4-11/16
4-11/16
4-29/32
4-29/32
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16

.433
.512
.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.945
.945
.984
.984
1.102
1.102
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.339
1.339
1.181
1.181
1.378
1.378

119-750
119-751
119-752
119-753
119-754
119-755
119-756
119-757
119-758
119-759
119-760
119-761
119-762
119-763
119-764
119-765
119-766
119-767
119-768
119-769
119-770
119-771
119-772
119-773
119-774
119-775
119-776
119-777
119-778
119-779
119-780

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Low carbon

1018,
1010,
1035
1045,
1050,
1065
Unalloyed,
cast

Normalized

<25

20-50

Normalized

<25

20-40

30-80

As cast

<15

30-80
25-60
20-40

Materials

Medium carbon
Aluminum
Brass/bronze
Copper
Cast iron

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Low carbon
Medium Carbon
Aluminum
Brass/Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron

hardness (hrc)
0
Low carbon
Medium Carbon
Aluminum
Brass/Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron

10

up to 25
up to 25

up to 15

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


INCH-BLUE RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

45

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high stress
and high heat associated with high-speed CNC production tapping. Features a unique
free-cutting design with a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

Used in general machine tapping applications for mild carbon steels such as
1018, 1010, 1035, 1045, 1050 and 1065
Up to 25 HRC
2.5 PITCH

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1
1-1/8
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-3/8
1-1/2
1-1/2

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12
7
12
7
12
6
12
6
12

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16
5-3/4
5-3/4
6-1/16
6-1/16
6-3/8
6-3/8

.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.496
1.496
1.732
1.732
1.732
1.732
2.000
2.000
2.000
2.000

119-800
119-801
119-802
119-803
119-817
119-804
119-818
119-805
119-819
119-806
119-820
119-807
119-830
119-808
119-821
119-809
119-822
119-810
119-823
119-811
119-824
119-812
119-825
119-813
119-826
119-814
119-827
119-815
119-828
119-816
119-829

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


METRIC-BLUE RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

HOLE TY

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

45

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high stress
and high heat associated with high-speed CNC production tapping. Features a unique
free-cutting design with a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.
HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE
Used in general machine tapping applications for mild carbon steels such as 1018, 1010, 1035, 1045, 1050 and 1065
Up to 25 HRC
2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

M3 x .5
M3.5 x .6
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1
M7 x 1
M8 x 1
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.25
M12 x 1.75
M14 x 1.5
M14 x 2
M16 x 1.5
M16 x 2
M18 x 1.5
M18 x 2.5
M20 x 1.5
M20 x 2.5
M22 x 1.5
M22 x 2.5
M24 x 1.5
M24 x 3
M27 x 1.5
M27 x 3
M30 x 1.5
M30 x 3.5

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

D3
D4
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D5
D5
D6
D5
D6
D6
D7
D6
D7
D6
D7
D5
D6
D6
D6
D5
D7
D7
D7
D7
D7

1-15/16
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/32
4-1/32
4-15/32
4-15/32
4-11/16
4-11/16
4-29/32
4-29/32
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16

.433
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.945
.945
.984
.984
1.102
1.102
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.339
1.339
1.181
1.181
1.378
1.378

119-840
119-841
119-842
119-843
119-844
119-845
119-846
119-847
119-848
119-849
119-850
119-851
119-852
119-853
119-854
119-855
119-856
119-857
119-858
119-859
119-860
119-861
119-862
119-863
119-864
119-865
119-866
119-867

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Low carbon

1018,
1010,
1035
1045,
1050,
1065
Unalloyed,
cast

Normalized

<25

20-50

Normalized

<25

20-40

30-80

As cast

<15

30-80
25-60
20-40

Materials

Medium carbon
Aluminum
Brass/bronze
Copper
Cast iron

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Low carbon
Medium Carbon
Aluminum
Brass/Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron

hardness (hrc)
0
Low carbon
Medium Carbon
Aluminum
Brass/Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron

10

up to 25
up to 25

up to 15

HOLE TY

HSSE-V3 P.V.D. TIN COATED SPIRAL POINT


INCH-BLUE RING
HOLE TYPE

TIN
COATED

HSSE-V3

HOLE TYPE

BLUE GOLD TITANIUM NITRIDE


Taps can provide an increase in tool life
of 2 to 6 times depending on the application.
The extremely hard and durable surface and high lubricity
delivers long tool life, reduces friction and galling allowing
higher speeds for higher productivity and less down time.

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4-40
6-32
8-32
10-24
10-32
1/4-20
1/4-28
5/16-18
5/16-24
3/8-16
3/8-24
7/16-14
7/16-20
1/2-13
1/2-20
9/16-18
5/8-11
5/8-18
3/4-10
7/8-9
1-8

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-11/16
5-1/8

.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.006
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.339
1.496

119-870
119-871
119-872
119-873
119-883
119-874
119-884
119-875
119-885
119-876
119-886
119-877
119-887
119-878
119-888
119-889
119-879
119-890
119-880
119-881
119-882

cutting speed (fpm)

cutting conditions
Materials
Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35

25-40
25-40
20-30
20-30
25-40
20-30

Normalized

<28

25-45

Normalized

<32

25-35

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

25-35
20-35

40-100

Tool steels
Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Hardness
(HRC)

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 25
up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 P.V.D. TIN COATED SPIRAL FLUTE


INCH-BLUE RING

TIN
COATED

HSSE-V3

45

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE T

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE T

BLUE TITANIUM NITRIDE


Taps can provide an increase in tool life
of 2 to 6 times depending on the application.
The extremely hard and durable surface and high lubricity
delivers long tool life, reduces friction and galling allowing
higher speeds for higher productivity and less down time.

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4-40
6-32
8-32
10-24
10-32
1/4-20
1/4-28
5/16-18
5/16-24
3/8-16
3/8-24
7/16-14
7/16-20
1/2-13
1/2-20
9/16-18
5/8-11
5/8-18
3/4-10
7/8-9
1-8

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-11/16
5-1/8

.256
.315
.315
.413
.413
.492
.492
.551
.551
.630
.630
.709
.709
.768
.768
.827
.906
.906
.827
1.102
1.260

119-900
119-901
119-902
119-903
119-913
119-904
119-914
119-905
119-915
119-906
119-916
119-907
119-917
119-908
119-918
119-919
119-909
119-920
119-910
119-911
119-912

NC

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35

25-40
25-40
20-30
20-30
25-40
20-30

Normalized

<28

25-45

Tool steels
Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Normalized

<32

25-35

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

25-35
20-35

40-100

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

up to 25
up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

HSSE-V3 +.005 OVERSIZE SPIRAL POINT TAPS


INCH-BLUE RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

HOLE TYPE

Steam oxide
ANSI
Features a unique free-cutting design with a special tempering
and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.
4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 + .005 SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH


Threads
Per Inch
32
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
10

Tap
6
8
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
3/4

No.
Flutes
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

O/A Length
(in)
2
2-1/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
4-1/4

cutting conditions
Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Low carbon

1018,
1010,
1035
1045,
1050,
1065
Unalloyed,
cast

Normalized

<25

20-50

Normalized

<25

20-40

30-80

As cast

<15

30-80
25-60
20-40

Aluminum
Brass/bronze
Copper
Cast iron

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Low carbon
Medium Carbon
Aluminum
Brass/Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron

hardness (hrc)
0

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

10

Code No.
119-925
119-926
119-927
119-934
119-928
119-935
119-929
119-936
119-930
119-937
119-931
119-938
119-932
119-933

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Medium carbon

Thread Length
(in)
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.220

Low carbon
Medium Carbon
Aluminum
Brass/Bronze
Copper
Cast Iron

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

10

up to 25
up to 25

up to 15

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS


INCH-YELLOW RING
HOLE TYPE

HSSE-V3

STEAM
OXIDE

HOLE TYPE

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to


withstand the high stress and high heat associated with high-speed CNC
production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with
a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

STANDARD LIMITS H2, H3, H4

Bright Finish Available


Add B to the end of the Code No.
e.g. 122-550B

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH


Tap
2
3
4
4
6
6
8
10
10
12
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1
1
1-1/8
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-3/8
1-1/2
1-1/2

Threads
No.
Overall
Thread
Per Inch Flutes Length (in) Length (in)
56
48
40
40
32
40
32
24
32
24
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12
14
7
12
7
12
6
12
6
12

2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

1-3/4
1-13/16
1-7/8
1-7/8
2
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16
5-3/4
5-3/4
6-1/16
6-1/16
6-3/8
6-3/8

.433
.512
.433
.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.496
1.496
1.496
1.732
1.732
1.732
1.732
2.000
2.000
2.000
2.000

H2 Limit
Code No.

H3 Limit
Code No.

H4 Limit
Code No.

H5 Limit
Code No.

H6 Limit
Code No.

H7 Limit
Code No.

122-550
122-552
123-296
122-554
123-300
123-334
123-302
123-304
123-338
123-306
123-308
123-342
123-310
123-344
123-312
123-346
123-314
123-348
123-316
123-350
123-318
123-352
123-320
123-353

122-556

122-650

122-558
122-560
122-562

122-652
122-654
122-656

122-564
122-566
122-568
122-570
122-572
122-574
122-576
122-578
122-580
122-582
122-584

122-658
122-660
122-662
122-664
122-666
122-668
122-670

122-586
123-321
123-359
123-323
123-361
123-360
123-364
123-365
123-367
123-369
123-371
123-373
123-363
123-375

122-588

122-590
122-592
122-594

11

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS


METRIC YELLOW RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3
Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to
withstand the high stress and high heat associated with high-speed
CNC production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with
a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

HOLE TYPE

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

Bright Finish Available


Add B to the end of the Code No.
e.g. 123-502B

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch
M2 x .4
M2.5 x .45
M3 x .5
M3.5 x .6
M4 x .7
M4.5 x .75
M5 x .8
M6 x 1
M7 x 1
M8 x 1
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.25
M12 x 1.75
M14 x 1.5
M14 x 2
M16 x 1.5
M16 x 2
M18 x 1.5
M18 x 2.5
M20 x 1.5
M20 x 2.5
M22 x 1.5
M22 x 2.5
M24 x 1.5
M24 x 3
M27 x 1.5
M27 x 3
M30 x 1.5
M30 x 3.5

No.
Flutes
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Thread
Limits
D3
D3
D3
D4
D4
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D5
D5
D6
D5
D6
D7
D6
D6
D7
D6
D7
D5
D6
D6
D6
D5
D7
D7
D7
D7
D7

O/A Length
(in)
1-3/4
1-13/16
1-15/16
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/32
4-1/32
4-15/32
4-15/32
4-11/16
4-11/16
4-29/32
4-29/32
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Tool steels

01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed

<35

15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Normalized

<32

20-30

Materials

Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

12

Code No.
123-502
123-504
123-505
123-506
123-507
123-508
123-509
123-510
123-511
123-512
123-513
123-516
123-515
123-518
123-517
123-519
123-520
123-522
123-521
123-523
123-524
123-525
123-526
123-527
123-528
123-529
123-530
123-531
123-532
123-533
123-534

cutting speed (fpm)

cutting conditions

Medium
Carbon

Thread Length
(in)
.433
.512
.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.945
.945
.984
.984
1.102
1.102
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.339
1.339
1.181
1.181
1.378
1.378

10

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0

Normalized
Annealed

20

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


INCH-YELLOW RING

HSSE-V3

STEAM
OXIDE

40

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high


stress and high heat associated with high-speed CNC production tapping.
Features a unique free-cutting design with a special tempering and geometry which
contributes to extra tool life.

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

Bright Finish Available

STANDARD THREAD LIMITS H2, H3, H4

Add B to the end of the Code No.


e.g. 122-500B

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Tap
2
3
4
4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1
1
1-1/8
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-1/4
1-3/8
1-3/8
1-1/2
1-1/2

Threads No.
Per Inch Flutes
56
48
40
40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12
14
7
12
7
12
6
12
6
12

2
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Overall
Thread
Length (in) Length (in)
1-3/4
1-13/16
1-7/8
1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16
5-3/4
5-3/4
6-1/16
6-1/16
6-3/8
6-3/8

.433
.512
.250
.250
.313
.313
.417
.417
.500
.500
.556
.556
.625
.625
.714
.714
.769
.769
.909
.909
1.000
1.000
1.111
1.111
1.250
1.250
1.250
1.429
1.429
1.429
1.429
1.667
1.667
1.667
1.667

H2 Limit
Code No.

H3 Limit
Code No.

H4 Limit
Code No.

H5 Limit
Code No.

H6 Limit
Code No.

H7 Limit
Code No.

122-500
122-502
123-362
122-506
123-366
123-368

122-508
122-510
122.512
122-514
122-516
122-518
122-520
122-522
122-524
122-526
122-528
122-530
122-532
122-534
122-536

123-370
123-382
123-372
123-384
123-374
123-386
123-376
123-388
123-378
123-389
123-380
123-392
123-452
123-462
123-454
123-464

122-600
122-602
122-604
122-606
122-608
122-610
122-612
122-614
122-616
122-618

122-620

122-538
123-466
123-468
123-469
123-470
123-465
123-471
123-472
123-473
123-474
123-475
123-476
123-477
123-478

122-540

122-542
122-544
122-546

13

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


METRIC-YELLOW RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3
Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to
withstand the high stress and high heat associated with high-speed
CNC production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with
a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

40

Bright Finish Available

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

Add B to the end of the Code No.


e.g. 123-650B

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch
M3 x .5
M3.5 x .6
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1
M7 x 1
M8 x 1
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.25
M12 x 1.75
M14 x 1.5
M14 x 2
M16 x 1.5
M16 x 2
M18 x 1.5
M18 x 2.5
M20 x 1.5
M20 x 2.5
M22 x 1.5
M22 x 2.5
M24 x 1.5
M24 x 3
M27 x 1.5
M27 x 3
M30 x 1.5
M30 x 3.5

No.
Flutes
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

Thread
Limits
D3
D4
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D5
D5
D6
D5
D6
D6
D7
D6
D7
D6
D7
D5
D6
D6
D6
D5
D7
D7
D7
D7
D7

O/A Length
(in)
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/32
4-1/32
4-15/32
4-15/32
4-11/16
4-11/16
4-29/32
4-29/32
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Tool steels

01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed

<35

15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Normalized

<32

20-30

Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

10

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

14

Code No.
123-650
123-651
123-652
123-654
123-656
123-657
123-659
123-658
123-661
123-660
123-663
123-662
123-665
123-667
123-668
123-669
123-670
123-671
123-672
123-673
123-674
123-675
123-676
123-677
123-678
123-679
123-680
123-681

cutting speed (fpm)

cutting conditions

Medium
Carbon

Thread Length
(in)
.197
.236
.276
.315
.394
.394
.492
.492
.591
.591
.689
.689
.787
.787
.787
.787
.984
.984
.984
.984
.984
.984
1.181
1.181
1.181
1.181
1.378
1.378

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum
ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 UN 8 TAPS DIN LENGTH-ANSI SHANK


INCH-YELLOW RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

40

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE TY

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE TY

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 UN 8 PITCH DIN LENGTH ANSI SHANK TAPS


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

1-8
1-1/8-8
1-1/4-8
1-3/8-8
1-1/2-8
1-3/4-8
2-8

4
4
4
5
5
6
6

H7
H9
H9
H9
H9
H9
H10

6.299
7.087
7.087
7.874
7.874
7.874
8.858

1.417
1.575
1.575
1.654
1.654
1.772
1.969

123-055
123-056
123-079
123-080
123-057
123-058
123-059

cutting speed (fpm)

cutting conditions
Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Tool steels

01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed

<35

15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Normalized

<32

20-30

Materials

Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

10

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0

Normalized
Annealed

20

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

15

HSSE-V3 DIN LENGTH ANSI SHANK


SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH-YELLOW RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

HOLE TYPE

These taps combine ANSI shank specifications with


advantage of DIN lengths for added reach.

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to


withstand the high stress and high heat associated with high-speed
CNC production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with
a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 DIN LENGTH ANSI SHANK SPIRAL POINT TAPS


Tap

Threads Per Inch


N.C.

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limit

O.A. Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

10
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
5/8
3/4

24
20
18
16
14
13
11
10

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3

2.756
3.150
3.543
3.937
3.937
4.331
4.331
4.921

.591
.669
.669
.787
.866
.984
1.063
1.181

124-820
124-822
124-824
124-826
124-828
124-830
124-832
124-834

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Tool steels

01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed

<35

15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Normalized

<32

20-30

Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

hardness (hrc)
0

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

16

10
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 DIN LENGTH ANSI SHANK


SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH-YELLOW RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

40

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to


withstand the high stress and high heat associated with high-speed
CNC production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with
a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life.

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE

These taps combine ANSI shank specifications with


advantage of DIN lengths for added reach.

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 DIN LENGTH ANSI SHANK SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


Tap

Threads Per Inch


N.C.

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limit

O.A. Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

10
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
5/8
3/4

24
20
18
16
14
13
11
10

3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4

H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3

2.756
3.150
3.543
3.937
3.937
4.331
4.331
4.921

.417
.500
.556
.625
.714
.769
.909
1.000

124-800
124-802
124-804
124-806
124-808
124-810
124-812
124-814

cutting speed (fpm)

cutting conditions
Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Materials

Tool steels
Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Normalized

<32

20-30

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

17

HSSE-V3 4 & 6 O.A.L. SPIRAL POINT TAPS


INCH-YELLOW RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

LONG

HOLE TYPE

HOLE TYPE

HO

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high stress and high heat associated with
high-speed CNC production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life. Designed for long reach applications.

HOLE TYPE

HO

HSSE-V3

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as 4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

4 & 6 O.A.L. SPIRAL POINT TAPS HSSE-V3 INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
3/4
7/8
1

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
10
9
8

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4

4
4
4
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6

.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.220
1.339
1.496

122-700
122-702
122-704
122-706
122-708
122-710
122-712
122-714
122-716
122-718
122-720
122-722
122-724
122-726
122-728
122-730
122-731
122-732
122-733

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Tool steels
Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Normalized

<32

20-30

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90
LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

18

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 4 & 6 O.A.L. SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


INCH-YELLOW RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

LONG

40

Designed for high-speed tapping applications. Developed to withstand the high stress and high heat
associated with high-speed CNC production tapping. Features a unique free-cutting design with
a special tempering and geometry which contributes to extra tool life. Designed for long reach applications.

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as 4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 4 & 6 O.A.L. SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
3/4
7/8
1

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
10
9
8

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4

4
4
4
4
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6

.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.220
1.339
1.496

123-060
123-061
123-062
123-063
123-073
123-064
123-074
123-065
123-075
123-066
123-076
123-067
123-077
123-068
123-078
123-069
123-070
123-071
123-072

cutting speed (fpm)

cutting conditions
Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Tool steels
Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Normalized

<32

20-30

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

19

HOLE
TYPE
HOLE
TYPE
HOLE
TYPE

HOLE
TYPE
HOLE
TYPE
HOLE
TYPE

HSSE-V3 NPT SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


YELLOW RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

15

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in hardened tool steels such as


4140, 4340, H13, D2.
Up to 35 HRC

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

NPT SPIRAL FLUTE PIPE TAPS - HSSE-V3


Threads
Per Inch
27
27
18
18
14
14
11-1/2
11-1/2
11-1/2
11-1/2

Size
1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
3/4
1
1-1/4
1-1/2
2

No.
Flutes
4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5

O/A Length
(in)
2-1/8
2-1/8
2-7/16
2-9/16
3-1/8
3-1/4
3-3/4
4
4-1/4
4-1/2

Thread Length
(in)
.688
.750
1.063
1.063
1.375
1.375
1.750
1.750
1.750
1.750

Code No.
123-400
123-402
123-404
123-406
123-410
123-412
123-414
123-416
123-418
123-420

Spiral fluted design for steel, stainless steel and other materials.

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
1030, 1035
1038,1040
1045, 1050
1065, 1070,
1080, 1090
1095, 1561,
1572
4140, 4340
Commercially
pure
Cast,
wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-25

Normalized

<28

20-40

Tool steels
Medium
Carbon
Alloyed
high carbon

High strength
Titanium
Aluminum

Normalized

<32

20-30

Normalized
Annealed

<32
<32

20-30
15-30

30-90

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

20

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Tool Steels
Medium Carbon
Alloyed High Carbon
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 28
up to 32
up to 32
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS FOR


STAINLESS STEEL INCH-ORANGE RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

HOLE TYPE

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM
Superior geometry & design for a variety of
Stainless Steels up to 35 hrc

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH


Tap
2
3
4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1

Threads
Per Inch
56
48
40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12

No.
Flutes
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Thread
Limits
H2
H2
H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4
H4
H4

cutting conditions
Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
400 Series
17-4PH, 15-5
A286
1010, 1018
1050, 1065,
1070, 1080
1090, 1095,
1561, 1572
4140, 4340

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Hardened
Hardened
Hardened
Normalized
Normalized

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35
<35
<35
<20
<25

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-20
15-20
15-20
25-50
20-30

<32

20-30

Beryllium Copper

Thread Length
(in)
.433
.512
.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220
1.339
1.339
1.496
1.496

Code No.
124-926
124-927
124-930
124-931
124-932
124-933
124-945
124-934
124-946
124-935
124-947
124-936
124-948
124-937
124-949
124-938
124-950
124-939
124-951
124-940
124-952
124-941
124-953
124-942
124-954

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Low Carbon Steels


Alloyed
high carbon

O/A Length
(in)
1-3/4
1-13/16
1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

up to 35
up to 20
up to 25
up to 32

21

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS FOR


STAINLESS STEEL METRIC-ORANGE RING
HOLE TYPE

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

HOLE TYPE

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in stainless steels


Up to 35 HRC

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL POINT TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch
M3 x .5
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.75
M14 x 2
M16 x 2
M18 x 2.5
M20 x 2.5
M22 x 2.5
M24 x 3

No.
Flutes
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Thread
Limits
D3
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D6
D6
D6
D7
D7
D6
D6
D7

O/A Length
(in)
1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-13/16
4-1/32
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-29/32

cutting conditions
Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
400 Series
17-4PH, 15-5
A286
1010, 1018
1050, 1065,
1070, 1080
1090, 1095,
1561, 1572
4140, 4340

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Hardened
Hardened
Hardened
Normalized
Normalized

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35
<35
<35
<20
<25

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-20
15-20
15-20
25-50
20-30

<32

20-30

Beryllium Copper

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

22

Code No.
124-955
124-956
124-957
124-958
124-959
124-960
124-961
124-962
124-897
124-899
124-901
124-903
124-905
124-907

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Low Carbon Steels


Alloyed
high carbon

Thread Length
(in)
.433
.512
.512
.630
.748
.748
.748
.945
.984
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.339
1.339

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 20
up to 25
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS FOR


STAINLESS STEEL INCH-ORANGE RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

45

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE T

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HOLE T

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in stainless steels


Up to 35 HRC

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

2
3
4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
9/16
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1

56
48
40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
12
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12

2
2
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

H2
H2
H2
H2
H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4
H4
H4

1-3/4
1-13/16
1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8

.433
.512
.250
.313
.313
.417
.417
.500
.500
.556
.556
.625
.625
.714
.714
.769
.769
.880
.909
1.909
1.000
1.000
1.111
1.111
1.250
1.250

124-928
124-929
124-965
124-966
124-967
124-968
124-979
124-969
124-980
124-970
124-981
124-971
124-982
124-972
124-964
124-973
124-983
124-974
124-975
124-984
124-976
124-985
124-977
124-986
124-978
124-987

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
400 Series
17-4PH, 15-5
A286
1010, 1018
1050, 1065,
1070, 1080
1090, 1095,
1561, 1572
4140, 4340

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Hardened
Hardened
Hardened
Normalized
Normalized

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35
<35
<35
<20
<25

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-20
15-20
15-20
25-50
20-30

<32

20-30

Low Carbon Steels


Alloyed
high carbon

Beryllium Copper

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

up to 35
up to 20
up to 25
up to 32

23

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS FOR


STAINLESS STEEL METRIC-ORANGE RING

STEAM
OXIDE

HSSE-V3

45

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

HOLETYPE
TYPE
HOLE

HO

HSSE-V3% VANADIUM

Superior performance in stainless steels


Up to 35 HRC

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch
M3 x .5
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.75
M14 x 2
M16 x 2
M18 x 2.5
M20 x 2.0
M22 x 2.5
M24 x 3

No.
Flutes
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4

Thread
Limits
D3
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D6
D6
D7
D7
D7
D6
D6
D7

O/A Length
(in)
1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-13/16
4-1/32
4-15/32
4-11/16
4-29/32

cutting conditions
Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

200 Series,
300 Series,
17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
400 Series
17-4PH, 15-5
A286
1010, 1018
1050, 1065,
1070, 1080
1090, 1095,
1561, 1572
4140, 4340

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Hardened
Hardened
Hardened
Normalized
Normalized

<28
<28
<25
<25
<29
<35
<35
<35
<20
<25

20-35
20-35
15-25
15-25
20-35
15-20
15-20
15-20
25-50
20-30

<32

20-30

Beryllium Copper

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

24

Code No.
124-988
124-989
124-990
124-991
124-992
124-993
124-994
124-995
124-996
124-997
124-998
124-999
124-943
124-944

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Low Carbon Steels


Alloyed
high carbon

Thread Length
(in)
.197
.276
.315
.394
.492
.591
.591
.689
.787
.787
.984
.984
.984
1.181

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Low Carbon Steels
Alloyed High Carbon
Beryllium Copper

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 35
up to 20
up to 25
up to 32

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

POWERED METAL SPIRAL POINT TAPS


INCH-RED RING

STEAM
OXIDE

PM
P-HSS - POWDERED METAL

HOLE TYPE

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

Used for heat resistant materials, high strength stainless steel and titanium alloys as well as
other high tensile steels and alloys including tool steel and nickel alloys
Up to 48 HRC

Powdered Metal taps offer superior toughness and lubricity and are made of premium-grade, super hard
powder high speed steel. These taps have a special geometry for tougher applications.

P-HSS SPIRAL POINT TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
5
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4

40
40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4

H2
H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3

1-7/8
1-15/16
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4

.433
.433
.512
.512
.512
.512
.630
.630
.748
.748
.748
.748
.866
.866
.945
.945
1.102
1.102
1.220
1.220

124-100
124-105
124-110
124-115
124-120
124-125
124-130
124-135
124-140
124-145
124-150
124-155
124-160
124-165
124-170
124-175
124-180
124-185
124-190
124-195

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

17-4PH,15-5
17-7PH, AM350
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
4140, 4340
50100
Inconel,
Hastaloy,
Waspaloy,
Rene, Monel
6 AL 4

hardened

<48

12-20

Hardened

<48

10-20

Hardened

<48

15-20

Annealed
and
Hardened

<42

5-20

Annealed/
hardened

<42

8-15

Tool steels
High
strength
Nickel
alloys

Titanium

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

10 15 20 25 30 35 35 40 45 50
up to 48
up to 48
up to 48
up to 42
up to 42

25

POWERED METAL SPIRAL POINT TAPS


METRIC RED RING

STEAM
OXIDE

PM

HOLE TYPE

P-HSS - POWDERED METAL

Used for heat resistant materials, high strength stainless steel


and titanium alloys as well as other high tensile steels and alloys
including tool steel and nickel alloys
Up to 48 HRC

Powdered Metal taps offer superior toughness and lubricity and are
made of premium-grade, super hard powder high speed steel.
These taps have a special geometry for tougher applications.

4.5 PITCH LEAD (INTERMEDIATE)

P-HSS SPIRAL POINT TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

M3 x .5
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1.0
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.75

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

D3
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D6
D6

1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8

.433
.512
.512
.630
.748
.748
.748
.945

124-500
124-505
124-510
124-515
124-520
124-525
124-530
124-535

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

17-4PH,15-5
17-7PH, AM350
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
4140, 4340
50100
Inconel,
Hastaloy,
Waspaloy,
Rene, Monel
6 AL 4

hardened

<48

12-20

Hardened

<48

10-20

Hardened

<48

15-20

Annealed
and
Hardened

<42

5-20

Annealed/
hardened

<42

8-15

Tool steels
High
strength
Nickel
alloys

Titanium

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

hardness (hrc)
0

LOW / MEDIUM
CARBON STEELS

26

10
Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

10 15 20 25 30 35 35 40 45 50

Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

ALLOY / HIGH
CARBON STEELS

up to 48
up to 48
up to 48
up to 42
up to 42

STAINLESS STEEL

HIGH TENSILE

POWERED METAL SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


INCH-METRIC RED RING

STEAM
OXIDE

PM

HOLE TYPE

15

P-HSS - POWDERED METAL

Powdered Metal taps offer superior toughness and lubricity and are
Used for heat resistant materials, high strength stainless steel
and titanium alloys as well as other high tensile steels and alloys made of premium-grade, super hard powder high speed steel.
H
These taps have a special geometry for tougher applications.
including tool steel and nickel alloys
Up to 48 HRC
2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

P-HSS SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
11
18
10
16

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
4

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4

.250
.313
.313
.417
.417
.500
.500
.556
.556
.625
.625
.714
.714
.769
.769
.909
.909
1.000
1.000

124-250
124-255
124-260
124-265
124-270
124-275
124-280
124-285
124-290
124-295
124-300
124-305
124-310
124-315
124-320
124-325
124-330
124-335
124-340

P-HSS SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

M3 x .5
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1.0
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.75

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

D3
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D6
D6

1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8

.197
.276
.315
.394
.492
.591
.591
.689

124-550
124-555
124-560
124-565
124-570
124-575
124-580
124-585

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Stainless Steel

17-4PH,15-5
17-7PH, AM350
01, A-2,D-2
H-13,P-20
4140, 4340
50100
Inconel,
Hastaloy,
Waspaloy,
Rene, Monel
6 AL 4

hardened

<48

12-20

Hardened

<48

10-20

Hardened

<48

15-20

Annealed
and
Hardened

<42

5-20

Annealed/
hardened

<42

8-15

Tool steels
High
strength
Nickel
alloys

Titanium

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

hardness (hrc)
0
Stainless Steel
Tool Steels
High Strength
Titanium
Aluminum

10 15 20 25 30 35 35 40 45 50
up to 48
up to 48
up to 48
up to 42
up to 42
27

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS


FOR ALUMINUM

HSSE-V3

BRIGHT

45

HOLE TYPE

High performance taps with special geometries & bright


finish for Aluminum.

ALUMINUM

Bright finish
45 Spiral flute

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

H2
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16

.250
.313
.313
.417
.417
.500
.500
.556
.556
.625
.625

124-400
124-405
124-415
124-420
124-425
124-430
124-440
124-445
124-455
124-465
124-475

HSSE-V3 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

M3 x .5
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1.0
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5

2
2
2
2
2
2
2

D3
D4
D5
D5
D5
D5
D6

1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16

.197
.276
.315
.394
.492
.591
.591

124-600
124-605
124-610
124-615
124-620
124-625
124-630

cutting conditions
Main Group

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Aluminum
Die cast aluminum

25-60
30-80

Materials

28

cutting speed (fpm)


10
Aluminum
Die cast aluminum

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

HSSE-V3 S.T.I. (SCREW THREAD INSERT)


45 SPIRAL FLUTE TAPS

HSSE-V3
STI taps combine special geometry & surface finish for tapping in
Aluminum and other non-ferrous materials for screw thread insert
applications.

BRIGHT

HOLE TYPE

45

2.5 PITCH LEAD (BOTTOMING)


H

HSSE-V3 S.T.I. 45 SPIRAL FLUTE TAP INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24

2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16

.250
.313
.313
.417
.417
.500
.500
.556
.556
.625
.625

124-050
124-052
124-054
124-056
124-058
124-060
124-062
124-064
124-066
124-068
124-070

cutting conditions
Main Group

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)

Aluminum
Die cast aluminum

25-60
30-80

Materials

cutting speed (fpm)


10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

Aluminum
Die cast aluminum

29

HSS ROLL FORM TAPS INCH-METRIC

HSS
Used for thread forming in copper, brass,
aluminum, die castings,
leaded steels, low carbon steels
and stainless steels
Bright finish
Premium high speed steel

BRIGHT

Extended life results from tap geometry that allows optimum cutting performance and close control over tapped
hole size. Superior wear resistance, heat
treated for toughness.

HSS ROLL FORM INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

4
6
8
10
10
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
1/2
1/2

40
32
32
24
32
20
28
18
24
16
24
13
20

H5
H5
H5
H6
H6
H6
H6
H7
H7
H7
H7
H8
H8

1-7/8
2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
2-23/32
2-15/16

.560
.480
.500
.640
.640
.830
.830
.930
.930
.980
.980
.930
.980

124-650
124-655
124-660
124-665
124-670
124-675
124-680
124-685
124-690
124-695
124-700
124-705
124-710

HSS ROLL FORM TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

M3 x .5
M4 x .7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1.0
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5

D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
D10

1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16

.620
.500
.640
.830
.930
.980

124-750
124-755
124-760
124-765
124-770
124-775

cutting conditions

cutting speed (fpm)

Materials
Main Group

Sub-Group

Condition

Hardness
(HRC)

Steels

Sheet,
low/medium
carbon and
Stainless
Steels
Pure/low
Alloyed
Die cast,
Zinc Die cast
Brass,
Bronze

Hardened

<20

Aluminum
Copper
Aluminum
Cast
Copper
Alloys

30

Cutting
Speed
(FPM)
20-50

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

10

15

20

25

30

35

35

40

Steels
Aluminum
Copper
Aluminum Cast

hardness (hrc)
30-60
30-60
30-80

0
Steels
Aluminum
Copper
Aluminum Cast

up to 20

HAND TAPS INCH

HSS

BRIGHT

High speed steel for hand tapping of through or blind holes in ferrous
and non-ferrous alloys.

HAND TAPS INCH


Tap

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

Thread
Limits

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Taper
Code No.

Plug
Code No.

Bottom
Code No.

6
8
10
10
12
1/4
1/4
5/16
5/16
3/8
3/8
7/16
7/16
1/2
1/2
9/16
9/16
5/8
5/8
3/4
3/4
7/8
7/8
1
1
1
1-1/8
1-1/8

32
32
24
32
24
20
28
18
24
16
24
14
20
13
20
12
18
11
18
10
16
9
14
8
12
14
7
12

3
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4

H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H3
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4
H4

2
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-5/32
3-5/32
3-3/8
3-3/8
3-19/32
3-19/32
3-13/16
3-13/16
4-1/4
4-1/4
4-11/16
4-11/16
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-1/8
5-7/16
5-7/16

.688
.750
.875
.875
.938
1.000
1.000
1.125
1.125
1.250
1.250
1.438
1.438
1.656
1.656
1.656
1.656
1.813
1.813
2.000
2.000
2.219
2.219
2.500
2.500
2.500
2.562
2.562

123-032
123-038
123-044
123-104
123-050
123-116
123-200
123-122
123-206
123-128
123-212
123-134
123-218
123-140
123-224
123-146
123-230
123-152
123-236
123-158
123-242
123-164
123-248
123-170
123-254
123-260
123-176
123-266

123-034
123-040
123-046
123-106
123-052
123-118
123-202
123-124
123-208
123-130
123-214
123-136
123-220
123-142
123-226
123-148
123-232
123-154
123-238
123-160
123-244
123-166
123-250
123-172
123-256
123-262
123-178
123-268

123-036
123-042
123-048
123-108
123-054
123-120
123-204
123-126
123-210
123-132
123-216
123-138
123-222
123-144
123-228
123-150
123-234
123-156
123-240
123-162
123-246
123-168
123-252
123-174
123-258
123-264
123-180
123-270

31

HAND TAPS METRIC

HSS
High speed steel for hand tapping of through or blind holes in ferrous
and non-ferrous alloys.

HAND TAPS METRIC SIZES


Nominal Size
and Pitch
M3 x .5
M4 x 7
M5 x .8
M6 x 1.0
M8 x 1.25
M10 x 1.25
M10 x 1.5
M12 x 1.75

32

Thread
Limits
D3
D4
D4
D5
D5
D5
D6
D6

O/A Length
(in)
1-15/16
2-1/8
2-3/8
2-1/2
2-23/32
2-15/16
2-15/16
3-3/8

Thread Length
(in)
.675
.750
.675
1.000
1.125
1.250
1.250
1.656

Plug
Code No.
123-480
123-482
123-484
123-486
123-488
123-490
123-492
123-494

Bottom
Code No.
123-481
123-483
123-485
123-487
123-489
123-491
123-493
123-495

BRIGHT

NPT TAPS

HSS

BRIGHT

Ground thread high speed steel pipe taps.

HSS NPT TAPS


Size

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
3/4
1
1-1/4
1-1/2
2

27
27
18
18
14
14
11-1/2
11-1/2
11-1/2
11-1/2

4
4
4
4
4
5
5
5
7
7

2-1/8
2-1/8
2-7/16
2-9/16
3-1/8
3-1/4
3-3/4
4
4-1/4
4-1/2

.688
.750
1.063
1.063
1.375
1.375
1.750
1.750
1.750
1.750

123-430
123-432
123-434
123-436
123-438
123-440
123-442
123-444
123-446
123-448

HSS

BRIGHT

Long series high speed steel pipe taps for longer reach applications.

HSS 6 OAL NPT TAP


Size

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2

27
27
18
18
14

4
4
4
4
4

6
6
6
6
6

.688
.750
1.063
1.063
1.375

122-430
122-432
122-434
122-436
122-438

33

NPT PIPE TAPS

HSS

Interrupted Thread
These taps are designed to produce less cutting pressure in a variety
of applications.

HSS NPT INTERRUPTED THREAD TAPS

34

Size

Threads
Per Inch

No.
Flutes

O/A Length
(in)

Thread Length
(in)

Code No.

1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
3/4
1

27
18
18
14
14
11-1/2

4
4
4
4
5
5

2-1/8
2-7/16
2-9/16
3-1/8
3-1/4
3-3/4

.750
1.063
1.063
1.375
1.375
1.750

123-700
123-702
123-704
123-706
123-708
123-710

BRIGHT

TAPPING SPEED GUIDE

TAPPING SPEED GUIDE


Proper tapping speeds are very
important in obtaining efficient
tapping results. There are many
factors which affect proper tapping
speeds, some of which are listed
below and to the right.

MATERIAL FACTORS:

Thermo-conductivity of the
material and wall thickness
as it affects heat dispersion
Variations in carbon content of steel
Hard spots in material
Depth of hole to be tapped
Percentage of full thread
to be tapped

TAPPING SPEED GUIDE


Materials
HSSE-V3 BLUE RING
Low carbon
Medium carbon
Aluminum
Brass/bronze
Copper
Cast iron
HSSE-V3
Stainless steel

Tool steels
Medium carbon

TAP FACTORS:

Major diameters, pitch and lead


Style of tap
Width of lands
Amount of hook or rake
Length of chamfer
Bottoming taps normally require
slower speeds than plug
chamfered taps

Speed
Feet/
Minute

Alloyed high carbon


High strength
Titanium
Aluminum
P-HSS
Stainless steel
Tool steels
High strength
Nickel alloys

Titanium
ALUMINUM
Aluminum
Die cast aluminum
ROLL FORM
Steels
Aluminum/copper
Aluminum cast,
copper alloys

1018, 1010, 1035


1045, 1050, 1065
Unalloyed, cast

Normalized
Normalized

As cast

20-50
20-40
30-80
30-80
25-60
20-40

200 Series,
300 Series, 17-4, 15-5
AM286
400 Series
01, A-2, D-2, H-13, P-20
1030, 1035, 1038,
1040, 1045, 1050
1065, 1070, 1080,
1090,1095, 1561, 1572
4140, 4340
Commercially pure
Cast, wrought

Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Annealed
Normalized

20-35
20-35
15-25
20-35
15-25
20-40

Normalized

20-30

Normalized
Annealed

20-30
15-30
30-90

Hardened

12-20

Hardened
Hardened
Annealed
and
Hardened
Annealed/
hardened

10-20
15-20
5-20

17-4PH, 15-5,
17-7PH, AM350
01, A-2, D-2, H-13, P-20,
4140, 4340, 50100
Inconel, Hastaloy,
Waspaloy, Astraloy,
Rene, Monel
6 AL 4

8-15

25-60
30-80
Sheet, low/medium
carbon/stainless steels
Pure/low alloyed
Die cast, zinc die cast,
brass, bronze

Hardened

20-50
30-60
30-80

35

CONVERSION TABLE, SURFACE FEET PER


MINUTE TO REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE

Proper tapping speeds are determined best by experiment. In the table below, speeds shown should
be used as a guide only, and the suggested surface feet per minute adjusted upward or downward
until the best results are obtained.

CONVERSION CHART
Surface
Feet Per
Minute

20

25

30

40

50

60

70

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

1592
1308
1110
964
853
764
691
583
502
442
382
306
255
219
191
172
153
128
109
96

1910
1570
1333
1157
1023
917
829
699
603
531
458
367
306
262
229
206
183
153
131
115

2546
2093
1777
1543
1364
1222
1106
932
804
707
611
489
407
349
306
275
244
203
175
153

3183
2617
2221
1929
1705
1528
1382
1165
1005
884
764
611
509
437
382
344
306
255
218
191

3820
3140
2665
2315
2046
1833
1658
1387
1208
1061
917
733
611
524
458
412
367
306
262
230

4456
3663
3109
2701
2387
2139
1934
1631
1406
1238
1070
856
713
611
535
481
428
357
306
268

5093
4186
3554
3086
2728
2445
2211
1864
1607
1415
1222
978
845
698
611
550
489
407
350
306

5730
4710
3999
3472
3069
2750
2487
2097
1808
1592
1375
1100
917
786
688
619
550
458
392
344

6366
5233
4442
3858
3411
3056
2764
2330
2009
1769
1528
1222
1019
872
764
687
611
509
437
382

7003
5756
4886
4244
3751
3361
3040
2563
2210
1945
1681
1345
1120
960
840
756
672
560
480
420

7639
5279
5330
4629
4092
3667
3316
2796
2411
2122
1833
1467
1222
1048
917
825
733
611
524
458

8276
6808
5774
5015
4434
3973
3592
3029
2612
2300
1986
1589
1324
1135
993
893
794
662
568
497

8913
7326
6218
3401
4775
4278
3869
3262
2813
2476
2139
1711
1426
1222
1070
963
856
713
611
535

9549
7849
6662
5787
5116
4584
4145
3495
3014
2653
2292
1833
1528
1310
1146
1031
917
764
655
573

tap size rpm


0
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
12
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
3/4
7/8
1

1273
1047
888
772
682
611
553
466
402
354
306
245
204
175
153
137
122
102
87
76

MECHANICAL FACTORS:

36

Type of tapping machine and holder; speeds for small diameter taps are often governed by
the limitations of the machine
Condition of tapping machine and spindle
Type of fixture; vertical or horizontal tapping (faster speeds for vertical tapping)
Method of feeding the tap
Cutting fluid used and method of application
The optimum speed for tapping is the highest speed that conditions permit,
consistent with economic tool life

ANSI TAP DIMENSIONS

Nominal Nominal
Mach.
Screw Fractional Metric
Size No. Diameter Diameter Overall
inches millimeters Length
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
12
14

1/16

3/32
1/8
5/32
3/16
7/32
1/4
5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
11/16
3/4
13/16
7/8
15/16
1
1-1/16
1-1/8
1-3/16
1-1/4
1-5/16
1-3/8
1-7/16
1-1/2
1-5/8
1-3/4
1-7/8
2

M1.6
M1.8
M2, M2.2
M2.5

1-5/8
1-11/16
1-3/4
1-13/16
1-7/8
M3, M3.15 1-15/16
M3.5
2
M4
2-1/8
M4.5, M5
2-3/8
2-3/8
M6, M6.3
2-1/2
M7, M8
2-23/32
M10
2-15/16
3-5/32
M12, M12.5 3-3/8
M14
3-19/32
M16
3-13/16
M18
4-1/32
4-1/4
M20
4-15/32
M22
4-11/16
M24
4-29/32
M25
5-1/8
M27
5-1/8
5-7/16
M30
5-7/16
5-3/4
M33
5-3/4
6-1/16
M36
6-1/16
6-3/8
M39
6-11/16
M42
7
7-5/16
M48
7-5/8

Tap Dimensions inches


Thread
Length

Square
Length

Shank
Diameter

Size of
Square

5/16
3/8
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
11/16
3/4
7/8
15/16
1
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-7/16
1-21/32
1-21/32
1-13/16
1-13/16
2
2
2-7/32
2-7/32
2-1/2
2-1/2
2-9/16
2-9/16
2-9/16
2-9/16
3
3
3
3-3/16
3-3/16
3-9/16
3-9/16

3/16
3/16
3/16
3/16
3/16
3/16
3/16
1/4
1/4
9/32
5/16
3/8
7/16
13/32
7/16
1/2
9/16
5/8
11/16
11/16
3/4
3/4
13/16
7/8
7/8
1
1
1-1/16
1-1/16
1-1/8
1-1/8
1-1/8
1-1/4
1-1/4
1-3/8

.141
.141
.141
.141
.141
.141
.141
.168
.194
.220
.255
.318
.381
.323
.367
.429
.480
.542
.590
.652
.697
.760
.800
.895
.896
1.021
1.021
1.108
1.108
1.233
1.233
1.305
1.430
1.519
1.644

.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.131
.152
.165
.191
.238
.286
.242
.275
.322
.360
.406
.442
.489
.523
.570
.600
.672
.672
.766
.766
.831
.831
.925
.925
.979
1.072
1.139
1.233

NPT Dimensions inches


Nominal
Size
Inches

Overall
Length

Thread
Length

Square
Length

Shank
Diameter

Size of
Square

1/16
1/8
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
3/4
1
1-1/4
1-1/2
2

2-1/8
2-1/8
2-1/8
2-7/16
2-9/16
3-1/8
3-1/4
3-3/4
4
4-1/4
4-1/2

11/16
3/4
3/4
1-1/16
1-1/16
1-3/8
1-3/8
1-3/4
1-3/4
1-3/4
1-3/4

3/8
3/8
3/8
7/16
1/2
5/8
11/16
13/16
15/16
1
1-1/8

.3125
.3125
.4375
.5625
.7000
.6875
.9063
1.1250
1.3125
1.5000
1.8750

.234
.234
.328
.421
.531
.515
.679
.843
.984
1.125
1.406

37

TAP/DRILL CHART-INCH

To minimize tapping problems and lengthen


tool life, use the largest drill possible to
produce a minor diameter that will result
in the lowest percentage of full thread
consistent with adequate strength. A minor
diameter that provides a 55% to 65%
thread is sufficient for most requirements,
but in some cases a higher percentage
of thread may be necessary to conform
with the minor diameter limits of the thread
class specified.

TAP/DRILL SELECTION
Tap
0-80
1-64
1-72
5-56
2-64

TAP DRILL SIZES

3-48

Drills generally cut holes larger than their


diameters. In the table to the right, the
probable percentages of full thread were
determined by the average amount oversize
the various drills are expected to cut.

3-56
4-40

4-48
5-40

SUGGESTED PIPE
TAP DRILL SIZES
Tap
Size
1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
3/4
1
1-1/4
1-1/2
2
2-1/2
3

Pipe Tap Drill Size


Taper
Straight
D
R
7/16
37/64
23/32
59/64
1-5/32
1-1/2
1-47/64
2-7/32
2-5/8
3-1/4

5-44
6-32

S
29/64
19/32
47/64
15/16
1-3/16
1-33/64
1-3/4
2-7/32

6-40
8-32
8-36
10-24

10-32

* Sizes given permit direct tapping without


reaming the hole, but only give a full
thread for the first two or three threads
For Dryseal Straight Pipe Threads
suggested drill sizes are as shown,
except; 1/4" pipe, use .444 drill size

38

12-24

12-28

Tap
Drill

Decimal
Equiv. of
Tap Drill

Theo.
Oversize
Mean

Probable
Oversize
Mean

Probable
Hole
Size

% of
Threads

56
3/64
54
53
53
1/16
51
50
49
50
49
48
5/64
47
46
45
46
45
44
44
43
42
3/32
42
3/32
41
40
39
38
37
38
37
36
37
36
7/64
35
34
33
34
33
32
29
28
29
28
9/64
27
26
25
24
23
5/32
22
5/32
22
21
20
19
11/64
17
16
15
14
16
15
14
13
3/16

.0465
.0469
.0550
.0595
.0595
.0625
.0670
.0700
.0730
.0700
.0730
.0760
.0781
.0785
.0810
.0820
.0810
.0820
.0860
.0860
.0890
.0935
.0938
.0935
.0938
.0960
.0980
.0995
.1015
.1040
.1015
.1040
.1065
.1040
.1065
.1094
.1100
.1110
.1130
.1110
.1130
.1160
.1360
.1405
.1360
.1405
.1406
.1440
.1470
.1495
.1520
.1540
.1563
.1570
.1563
.1570
.1590
.1610
.1660
.1719
.1730
.1770
.1800
.1820
.1770
.1800
.1820
.1850
.1875

83
81
89
67
75
58
82
69
56
79
64
85
77
76
67
61
78
73
56
80
71
57
56
68
68
59
83
79
72
65
79
71
63
84
78
70
69
67
62
83
77
68
69
58
78
68
68
85
79
75
70
67
62
61
83
81
76
71
59
82
79
72
67
63
84
78
73
67
61

.0015
.0015
.0015
.0015
.0015
.0015
.0017
.0017
.0017
.0017
.0017
.0019
.0019
.0019
.0019
.0019
.0019
.0019
.0020
.0020
.0020
.0020
.0020
.0020
.0020
.0020
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0023
.0026
.0026
.0026
.0026
.0026
.0026
.0026
.0029
.0029
.0029
.0029
.0029
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0032
.0035
.0035
.0035
.0035
.0035
.0035
.0035
.0038
.0035
.0035

.0480
.0484
.0565
.0610
.0610
.0640
.0687
.0717
.0747
.0717
.0747
.0779
.0800
.0801
.0829
.0839
.0829
.0839
.0880
.0880
.0910
.0955
.0958
.0955
.0958
.0980
.1003
.1018
.1038
.1063
.1038
.1063
.1088
.1063
.1088
.1120
.1126
.1136
.1156
.1136
.1156
.1186
.1389
.1434
.1389
.1434
.1435
.1472
.1502
.1527
.1552
.1572
.1595
.1602
.1595
.1602
.1672
.1642
.1692
.1754
.1765
.1805
.1835
.1855
.1805
.1835
.1835
.1885
.1970

74
71
81
59
67
50
74
62
49
70
56
78
70
69
60
56
69
65
47
74
65
51
50
61
60
52
76
71
65
58
72
63
55
78
72
64
63
60
55
75
69
60
62
51
70
57
57
79
74
69
64
61
56
55
75
73
64
64
51
75
73
66
60
56
77
70
66
59
54

TAP/DRILL CHART-INCH

Formula: Percentage of Full Thread


Threads Per Inch x Major Dia. of Tap = Drill Dia.
.01299
= Percentage of Full Thread

TAP/DRILL SELECTION
Tap
1/4-20

Example: Determine percentage of full thread for


2" 12N Tap, using 1.9219" Drill.
2.0000-1.9219 = .0781 .01299 = 6.012
Threads Per Inch = x 12
Theoretical Percentage of Full Threads = 72.144

1/4-28
5/16-18

5/16-24

Formula: Tap Drill Size


3/8-16

Major Dia. of Tap - .1299 x Percent of Full Thread


Number of threads Per inch
= Drill Size
Example: Determine drill size for 2"
12N Tap, 70% Full Thread.
Basic Major Diameter of Tap = 2.0000"

3/8-24
7/16-14

7/16-20
1/2-13

.01299 x 70 = .9093 12 = .0758"


Theoretical Drill Size = 1.9242"
Nearest Standard Drill Size 1 59/64 = 1.9219"

1/2-20
9/16-12
9/16-18
5/8-11
5/8-18
3/4-10
3/4-16
7/8-9

*Deep
Hole
Tapping

Thin Sheet
Average
Stock or
Commercial Stamping

FREE CUTTING MATERIAL


Aluminum
Brass
Bronze
Cast Iron
Copper
Mild Steel
Tool Steel

7/8-14
1-8

1-12
1-14

60%-70%

65%-70%

75%-85%

1-1/8-7

1-1/8-12

FREE CUTTING MATERIAL


Cast Steel
Drop Forging
Monel Metal 55%-65%
Nickel Steel
Stainless Steel

65%-70%

1-1/4-7
1-1/4-12
1-3/8-6

1-3/8-12
1-1/2-6

1-1/2-12

Tap
Drill

Decimal
Equiv. of
Tap Drill

9
8
7
13/64
6
5
4
3
7/32
2
F
G
17/64
H
H
I
J
5/16
O
P
21/64
Q
R
T
23/64
U
3/8
V
W
25/64
X
27/64
7/16
29/64
15/32
31/64
1/2
33/64
17/32
35/64
9/16
37/64
41/64
21/32
11/16
49/64
25/32
51/64
13/16
55/64
7/8
57/64
29/32
29/32
59/64
15/16
59/64
15/16
31/21
63/64
1
1-1/64
1-1/32
1-3/64
1-3/32
1-7/64
1-1/8
1-5/32
1-11/64
1-3/16
1-13/64
1-7/32
1-15/64
1-9/32
1-19/64
1-5/16
1-21/64
1-11/32
1-23/64
1-13/32
1-27/64

.1960
.1990
.2010
.2031
.2040
.2055
.2090
.2130
.2188
.2210
.2570
.2610
.2656
.2660
.2660
.2720
.2770
.3125
.3160
.3230
.3281
.3320
.3390
.3580
.3594
.3680
.3750
.3770
.3860
.3906
.3970
.4219
.4375
.4531
.4688
.4844
.5000
.5156
.5313
.5469
.5628
.5781
.6406
.6563
.6875
.7656
.7812
.7969
.8125
.8594
.8750
.8906
.9063
.9063
.9219
.9375
.9219
.9375
.9688
.9844
1.0000
1.0156
1.0313
1.0469
1.0938
1.1094
1.1250
1.1563
1.1719
1.1875
1.2031
1.2188
1.2344
1.2813
1.2969
1.3125
1.3281
1.3438
1.3594
1.4063
1.4219

Theo.
Oversize
Mean
83
79
75
72
71
69
63
80
67
63
77
71
65
64
86
75
66
77
73
64
87
79
67
86
84
75
67
65
79
72
62
78
63
72
87
72
87
65
79
66
87
65
84
72
77
76
65
84
67
87
77
67
58
87
72
58
84
67
84
76
67
59
87
72
84
76
67
87
72
87
79
72
65
87
72
87
79
72
65
87
72

Probable
Oversize
Mean
.0038
.0039
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0038
.0041
.0041
.0041
.0041
.0041
.0041
.0044
.0044
.0044
.0044
.0044
.0044
.0046
.0046
.0046
.0046
.0046
.0046
.0046
.0046
.0047
.0047
.0047
.0048
.0048
.0048
.0048
.0049
.0049
.0049
.0049
.0050
.0050
.0050
.0052
.0052
.0052
.0052
.0059
.0059
.0059
.0059
.0059
.0060
.0060
.0060
.0060
.0062
.0067
.0070
.0070
.0071
.0072

Probable
Hole
Size
.1998
.2028
.2048
.2068
.2078
.2093
.2128
.2168
.2226
.2248
.2608
.2651
.2697
.2701
.2701
.2761
.2811
.3169
.3204
.3274
.3325
.3364
.3434
.3626
.3640
.3726
.3796
.3816
.3906
.3952
.4016
.4266
.4422
.4578
.4736
.4892
.5048
.5204
.5362
.5618
.5674
.5831
.6456
.6613
.6925
.7708
.7864
.8021
.8177
.8653
.8809
.8965
.9122
.9122
.9279
.9435
.9279
.9435
.9750
.9911
1.0070
1.0226
1.0384
1.0541

% of
Threads
77
73
70
66
65
63
57
72
59
55
72
66
59
59
78
67
58
72
68
59
79
71
58
81
79
70
62
61
72
65
55
73
58
65
82
68
80
58
75
62
80
58
80
68
71
72
61
79
62
83
73
64
54
81
67
52
78
61
81
72
64
55
80
66

Reaming
Recommended

39

TAP/DRILL CHART-METRIC

METRIC TAP DRILL SIZES


(drill sizes based on approximate 72%-77% Full Thread)
Tap
Size
1.6
1.7
1.8
2
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.6
3
3.5
4
4.5
5
5.5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
27
30
33
36
39

40

Pitch
Form

Tap
Drill
Size

Alt.
Tap
Drill

I.S.O. METRIC COARSE


0.35mm
1.25mm
3/64
0.35mm
1.35mm
55
0.35mm
1.45mm
54
0.40mm
1.60mm
1/16
0.45mm
1.75mm
50
0.40mm
1.90mm
49
0.45mm
2.05mm
46
0.45mm
2.15mm
44
0.5mm
2.50mm
40
0.60mm
2.90mm
33
0.70mm
3.30mm
30
0.75mm
3.70mm
27
0.80mm
4.20mm
19
0.90mm
4.60mm
15
1.00mm
5.00mm
9
1.00mm
6.00mm
15/64
1.25mm
6.80mm
H
1.25mm
7.80mm
5/16
1.50mm
8.50mm
Q
1.50mm
9.50mm
3/8
1.75mm 10.20mm
Y
2.00mm 12.00mm
15/32
2.00mm 14.00mm
35/64
2.50mm 15.50mm
39/64
2.50mm 17.50mm
11/16
2.50mm 19.50mm
49/64
3.00mm 21.00mm
53/64
3.00mm 24.00mm
61/64
3.50mm 26.50mm
1-3/64
3.50mm 29.50mm
1-5/32
4.00mm 32.00mm
1-1/4
4.00mm 35.00mm
1-3/8

Tap
Size
3
4
4
4.5
5
5
5
5.5
6
6
7
8
8
9
9
10
10
10
10
11
12
12
12
13
13
14
14
15
16
16
16
18
18
18
18
20
20
20
22
22
22
24
24
24
24

Pitch
Form

Tap
Drill
Size

I.S.O. METRIC FINE


0.35mm
2.65mm
0.35mm
3.65mm
0.50mm
3.50mm
0.45mm
4.06mm
0.50mm
4.50mm
0.70mm
4.30mm
0.75mm
4.25mm
0.50mm
5.00mm
0.50mm
5.50mm
0.75mm
5.25mm
0.75mm
6.25mm
0.50mm
7.50mm
1.00mm
7.00mm
0.50mm
8.50mm
1.00mm
8.00mm
0.50mm
9.50mm
0.75mm
9.25mm
1.00mm
9.00mm
1.25mm
8.75mm
1.00mm
10.00mm
1.00mm
11.00mm
1.25mm
10.75mm
1.50mm
10.50mm
1.50mm
11.50mm
1.75mm
11.25mm
1.25mm
12.75mm
1.50mm
12.50mm
1.50mm
13.50mm
1.00mm
15.00mm
1.25mm
14.75mm
1.50mm
14.50mm
1.00mm
17.00mm
1.25mm
16.75mm
1.50mm
16.50mm
2.00mm
16.00mm
1.00mm
19.00mm
1.50mm
18.50mm
2.00mm
18.00mm
1.0mm
21.00mm
1.50mm
20.50mm
2.00mm
20.00mm
1.00mm
23.00mm
1.50mm
22.50mm
2.00mm
22.00mm
2.50mm
21.50mm

Alt.
Tap
Drill
37
27
29
21
16
18
18
9
7/32
5
D
M
J
Q
O
3/8
U
T
11/32
X
7/16
27/64
Z
29/64
7/16
1/2
31/64
17/32
19/32
37/64
9/16
43/64
21/32
41/64
5/8
3/4
47/64
45/64
53/64
13/16
25/32
29/32
7/8
55/64
27/32

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