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Tapping Drill Sizes
Tapping Drill Sizes to use for BSW BSF UNC UNF NS Metric BSP BSPT NPT BSB BA Cycle 26 threads ME 32 threads 40 tpi by The Tap and Die Company, London, UK

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BRITISH STANDARD WHITWORTH FORM THREADS (55

Dia
1/16"
3/32
1/8"
5/32
3/16
7/32
1/4"
9/32
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
1.3/8
1.1/2
1.3/4
2"

BSW
tpi
Drill mm
60
1.2
48
1.9
40
2.55
32
3.2
24
3.7
24
4.5
20
5.1
20
5.8
18
6.5
16
7.9
14
9.3
12
10.5
12
12.1
11
13.5
11
15.1
10
16.25
9
19.25
9
20.6
8
22.0
7
24.75
7
28.0
6
30.1
6
33.5
5
39.0
4.1/2
44.5

BSF
BSB
tpi Drill mm tpi Drill mm

32
28
26
26
22
20
18
16
16
14
14
12
11
11
10
9
9
8
8
7
7

4.0
4.6
5.3
6.0
6.8
8.3
9.7
11.1
12.7
14.0
15.5
16.75
19.75
21.5
22.75
25.5
28.5
31.5
34.5
41.0
47.0

BSP & BSPT
tpi
Drill mm

28

8.8

11.8

26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26
26

5.3
6.1
5.8
8.4
10.0
11.5
13.1
14.7
16.5
17.8
21.0

19

26
26
26
26
26
26
26

24.2
27.5
30.5
33.7
36.9
43.5
49.6

Dia
1/8"
1/4"
5/16
1/2"
9/16
5/8
3/4
7/8
1"
1.1/8
1.1/4
1.3/8
1.1/2
1.3/4
2"

NC
NF
tpi Drill mm tpi Drill mm
20
18
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
7
6
6
5

5.1
6.6
10.8
12.2
13.5
16.5
19.5
22.25
25.0
28.0
30.75
34.0
39.5

28
24
20
18
18
16
14
12
12
12
12
12

5.5
6.9
11.5
12.9
14.5
17.5
20.4
26.5
26.5
29.5
32.75
36.0

14

18.0

14

23.25

11.5

38.0

11.5

44.0

11.5

56.0

Dia
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
10
12

2.55
3.2, 3.3
4.0, 4.0
4.8, 4.8
5.5, 5.5
6.1, 6.5
6.75, 7.3
8.6, 8.9
10.3, 10.5
11.9, 12.0

Whitform
Drill mm

24, 28

5.3, 5.4
5.75
8.4
9.8,10
11.5, 11.9
13.1
14.5
16.2
17.1, 17.8
20.6, 21
23, 24

15.25

14

19.0

18

11.5

14

21.0

18

14.2

14
14

24.5
28.25

16
16

17.5
20.8

11

30.75

18

23.8

12, 20

11

39.5

18
14

30.1
38.1

11
11
11

45.0
51.0
57.0

14

48.8

AMERICAN (60

NPT
tpi Drill mm
27
8.7
18
11.1

40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40
32, 40

tpi

19

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angle)

Model Engineer
tpi
Drill mm

24
24
20, 24
20, 24
20
20
20
14, 20
16, 20

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AMERICAN (60

degree angle)

BS Conduit
tpi Drill mm

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angle)

BSC (60

NC
NF
tpi Drill mm tpi Drill mm
80 1.25
64 1.55 72 1.55
56 1.85 64
1.9
48
2.1
56 2.15
40 2.35 48
2.4
40 2.65 44
2.7
32 2.85 40 2.95
32
3.5
36
3.5
24
3.9
32
4.1
24
4.5
28
4.7

Dia
1/4"
9/32
5/16
3/8"
7/16
1/2"
9/16
9/16
5/8
5/8"
3/4
3/4"

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angle)

BA (47.1/2

BS Cycle
tpi Drill mm
26
5.6
26
6.35
26
7.2
26
8.7
26
10.3
26
11.9
20
13.1
26
13.5
20
14.5
26
15.0
20
17.8
26
18.2

Dia
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

angle)

British Association
dia
tpi Drill mm
.2362" 25.4
5.1
.2087 28.2
4.5
.1614 34.8
4.0
.1614 34.8
3.4
.1417 38.5
3.0
.1260 43.0
2.65
.1102 47.9
2.3
.0984 52.9
2.05
.0866 59.1
1.8
.0748 65.1
1.55
.0669 72.6
1.4
.0591 81.9
1.2
.0512 90.9
1.05
.0472 102
0.98
.0394 109.9
0.80
.0354 120.5
0.70
.0311 133.3
0.60

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METRIC THREAD SIZES (60
mm
0.8 x .19
0.9 x .21
1 x .25
1.2 x .25
1.4 x .3
1.6 x .35
1.8 x .35
2 x .4
2 x .45
2.2 x .45
2.3 x .4
2.5 x .45
2.6 x .45
3 x 3.5
3 x .5
3 x .6
3.5 x .6
4 x .5
Contact

Drill mm
0.6
0.7
0.75
0.95
1.1
1.25
1.45
1.6
1.55
1.75
1.9
2.1
2.15
2.65
2.5
2.4
2.9
3.5

mm
4 x .7
4 x .75
4.5 x .5
4.5 x .75
5 x .5
5 x .75
5 x .8
5 x .9
5x1
5.5 x .9
6 x .5
6 x .75
6x1
7 x .75
7x1
8 x .75
8x1
8 x 1.25

Drill mm
3.3
3.25
4.0
3.75
4.5
4.25
4.2
4.1
4.0
4.6
5.5
5.25
5.0
6.25
6.0
7.25
7.0
6.75

mm
9x1
9 x 1.25
10 x .75
10 x 1
10 x 1.25
10 x 1.5
11 x.75
11 x 1
11 x 1.25
11 x 1.5
12 x 1
12 x 1.25
12 x 1.5
12 x 1.75
13 x 1.25
13 x 1.75
4x1
14 x 1.25

Drill mm
8.0
7.75
9.25
9.0
8.75
8.5
10.25
10.0
9.75
9.5
11.0
10.75
10.5
10.25
11.75
11.25
13.0
12.75

angle)

mm
Drill m
14 x 1.5 12.5
14 x 2
12.0
15 x 1
14.0
15 x 2
13.0
16 x 1
15.0
16 x 2
14.0
18 x 1
17.0
18 x 1.5 16.5
18 x 2
16.0
18 x 2.5 15.5
20 x 1
19.0
20 x 1.5 18.5
20 x 2
18.0
20 x 2.5 17.5
22 x 1
21.0
22 x 1.5 20.5
22 x 2
20.0
22 x 2.5 19.5

mm
24 x 1
24 x 2
24 x 3
25 x 1.5
27 x 1.5
27 x 2
27 x 3
30 x 1
30 x 1.5
30 x 2
30 x 3
32 x 1.5
32 x 2
33 x 1.5
33 x 2
33 x 3.5
36 x 1.5
36 x 3

Drill mm
23.0
22.0
21.0
23.5
25.5
25.0
24.0
29.0
28.5
28.0
27.0
30.5
30.0
31.5
31.0
29.5
34.5
33.0

mm
36 x 3
36 x 4
39 x 1.5
39 x 4
40 x 1.5
42 x 4.5
45 x 4.5
48 x 5

Drill mm
33.0
32.0
37.5
35.0
38.5
37.5
40.5
43.0

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