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Tap Drill & Thread Height Chart

This chart displays a variety of UN Thread sizes, their likely Tap Drills and the resulting Theoretical
Thread Height Percentage. This percentage is thoeretical as holes are often drilled slightly
oversized.

Typically, tap drills are selected to result in a 60% - 75% thread height. There is neglible
increased strength in threads with more than 60% thread height and larger tap drills are preferred

Thread
Size

Major
Diameter

Threads per
Inch (TPI)

Tap Drill
Range

Tap
Drill

Tap Drill
Decimal

Theoretical %
of Thread

0-80
1-64
1-72

0.0600
0.0730
0.0730

80
64
72

0.0465 - 0.0514
0.0561 - 0.0623
0.0580 - 0.0635

2-56

0.0860

56

0.0667 - 0.0737

2-64

0.0860

64

0.0691 - 0.0753

3-48

0.0990

48

0.0764 - 0.0845

3-56

0.0990

56

0.0797 - 0.0865

4-40

0.1120

40

0.0849 - 0.0939

4-48

0.1120

48

0.0894 - 0.0968

5-40

0.1250

40

0.0979 - 0.1062

5-44

0.1250

44

0.1004 - 0.1079

6-32

0.1380

32

0.1040 - 0.1140

6-40

0.1380

40

0.1110 - 0.1186

8-32
8-36

0.1640
0.1640

32
36

0.1300 - 0.1389
0.1340 - 0.1416

10-24

0.1900

24

0.1450 - 0.1555

10-28

0.1900

28

0.1510 - 0.1600

3/64
53
53
1/16
52
51
50
49
50
49
48
5/64
47
2mm
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
3mm
29
29
28
9/64
26
25
24
23
24
23
5/32

0.0469
0.0595
0.0595
0.0625
0.0635
0.0670
0.0700
0.0730
0.0700
0.0730
0.0760
0.0781
0.0785
0.0787
0.0810
0.0820
0.0810
0.0820
0.0860
0.0860
0.0890
0.0935
0.0937
0.0935
0.0937
0.0960
0.0980
0.0995
0.1015
0.1040
0.1015
0.1040
0.1065
0.1040
0.1065
0.1094
0.1100
0.1110
0.1130
0.1110
0.1130
0.1160
0.1181
0.1360
0.1360
0.1405
0.1406
0.1470
0.1495
0.1520
0.1540
0.1520
0.1540
0.1562

80.7%
66.5%
74.8%
58.2%
52.7%
81.9%
69.0%
56.0%
78.8%
64.0%
85.0%
77.2%
75.8%
75.0%
66.5%
62.8%
77.6%
73.3%
56.0%
80.1%
70.8%
57.0%
56.4%
68.4%
67.6%
59.1%
83.1%
78.5%
72.4%
64.7%
79.6%
71.1%
62.7%
83.8%
77.6%
70.5%
69.0%
66.5%
61.6%
83.1%
77.0%
67.7%
61.3%
69.0%
77.6%
65.1%
64.8%
79.4%
74.8%
70.2%
66.5%
81.9%
77.6%
72.9%

2160 56 0.0.1900 56 0.4% 76.1660 0.1% 73.2520 .1720 10-56 0.2090 0.2756 71.1910 0.5% 75.1930 .0.2187 0.3% 80.2720 0.2130 0.0.2610 0.2310 .2190 1/4-32 0.4% 67.3% 64.1% 81.1920 12-40 0.1% 71.2570 0.3% 81.2350 5/16-18 0.1600 .9% 75.2344 0.1770 0.9% 73.2031 0.2500 27 0.4% 66.0.4% 54.2% 71.1820 0.9% 65.3125 20 0.1900 36 0.2010 0.2290 0.1770 .5% 79.1% 70.1910 0.3% 83.5% 79.1630 .0.2190 1/4-28 0.3125 27 0.1660 10-40 10-48 0.2270 .1980 12-56 0.9% 78.2% 70.2160 48 0.1590 0.1890 0.0% 73.2100 .2050 .1900 32 0.0.1562 0.1719 0.7% .2500 20 0.1% 77.1660 0.2229 1/4-36 1/4-40 1/4-48 1/4-56 0.0.2130 0.1890 0.2230 .1710 .0.3% 76.1970 .0.1890 0.1820 .9% 70.1895 12-36 0.1900 0.1575 0.1860 .2067 1/4-24 0.1990 0.4% 71.8% 68.0.7% 81.0% 74.8% 68.1750 12-24 0.2210 0.2680 5/16-24 0.2210 0.8% 83.2500 0.0.2720 0.1570 0.2200 .1800 0.1719 0.0.8% 67.2187 0.2010 0.0.3125 24 0.1600 Tap Drill Range 10-32 0.1968 0.0.1% 76.2280 0.3% 81.8% 69.2187 0.2055 0.0.0% 67.1730 0.2160 36 0.4% 72.1730 0.2660 0.1935 0.0.0.1575 0.1875 0.5% 82.1% 83.2810 Tap Drill Tap Drill Decimal Theoretical % of Thread 22 4mm 5/32 22 4mm 21 20 20 19 19 18 11/64 11/64 17 11/64 17 16 15 16 15 14 13 14 13 3/16 12 3/16 12 11 12 11 10 10 9 5mm 8 7 9 5mm 8 7 13/64 6 5 5 4 3 3 7/32 3 7/32 7/32 2 1 2 1 1 A 15/64 F G G 17/64 H I 7mm I 7mm 0.2160 28 0.2040 0.9% 71.2160 24 0.1807 12-28 0.1875 0.3125 18 0.2580 .7% 83.4% 79.2500 28 0.2500 32 0.1695 0.1640 10-36 0.1935 0.1% 66.0.2656 0.5% 73.1900 40 48 0.1820 0.1950 12-48 0.4% 70.0.2160 .2160 32 0.0% 69.1960 0.5% 84.1850 0.2130 0.0.1719 0.2110 .1890 .2% 66.0.1968 0.1850 0.2754 5/16-27 0.2260 0.1960 .2500 24 0.1900 Major Diameter 28 Threads per Inch (TPI) 0.2% 75.0.2630 5/16-20 0.2280 0.2% 84.3% 72.2500 0.1960 0.0.2500 36 40 48 56 0.2500 0.2610 0.2% 80.1857 12-32 0.1770 0.0.2280 0.1610 0.2160 40 0.10-28 Thread Size 0.6% 74.2% 76.4% 72.3% 66.2670 .1% 77.0.0.2055 0.6% 73.2756 0.2320 0.5% 77.1800 0.1690 0.2010 1/4-20 0.1710 .2340 0.1% 79.1510 .2720 .8% 66.8% 76.9% 78.4% 80.1670 .3% 69.1610 0.8% 68.3% 83.2150 1/4-27 0.1570 0.1560 .1990 0.

5000 0.3125 28 0.4219 0.4690 0.5625 79.5270 .5020 .2847 5/16-36 5/16-40 5/16-48 0.4375 20 0.4100 .0.0% 74.0.5350 .3750 18 0.5% 83.0.4375 18 0.3440 3/8-28 3/8-32 3/8-36 3/8-40 7/16-14 7/16-16 0.5000 77.0.2790 .1% 64.4375 0.0.2900 .3150 0.5000 0.2% 80.3437 0.0.5000 16 0.0.8% 65.2% 67.3125 0.3540 0.3906 0.5000 0.1% 0.4060 7/16-28 7/16-32 0.2% 79.4% 72.0.0.3750 0.3450 .4051 0.0.4687 0.1% 80.0.0% 73.4040 0.4375 24 0.2812 73.0.3770 .5463 0.0.0.2% 82.5290 .3750 20 0.5512 0.2% 0.3970 0.3372 0.2910 0.9% 72.3% 83.3150 .3125 0.4040 0.2720 0.5% 77.5625 0.0.6250 0.0.0.4600 .0% .4375 27 0.5000 0.0.0.4230 .1% 83.0.4850 .3800 7/16-18 0.5344 0.0.4676 0.0.0.3750 0.2900 0.3125 36 40 48 0.4724 0.0.4719 0.4375 0.5000 0.2% 0.0.6250 24 27 28 32 11 12 14 0.3150 0.4380 1/2-16 0.1% 79.3210 .3300 .0.3160 0.3390 0.5312 0.5000 0.3437 0.5625 0.0.5625 0.4687 65.4331 0.3830 .5240 .3770 0.2740 .0.4020 7/16-27 0.4170 .5% 77.5625 0.4040 0.5118 0.4062 0.2807 5/16-32 0.3770 0.4% 77.5106 0.5000 0.3717 0.4040 .0.0.5625 0.4720 .3750 0.2900 0.0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 79.5000 13 14 0.2950 0.9% 74.3480 0.3410 .3280 3/8-20 0.0.3750 16 0.4223 1/2-13 1/2-14 0.1% 80.2% 69.4375 0.2810 0.3182 3/8-18 0.2% 72.4320 .5000 0.9% 77.5625 0.5% 67.3860 0.5156 78.4550 .0.5310 0.3281 0.4% 82.3230 0.3297 3/8-24 3/8-27 0.8% 72.5391 0.5080 .4537 0.4531 72.4% 0.3160 0.3970 .1% 74.2756 0.0.3750 0.3426 0.4375 69.1% 78.1% 72.3750 24 27 0.4% 77.2810 Range 5/16-28 0.3680 0.3970 0.5162 9/16-24 9/16-27 9/16-28 9/16-32 5/8-11 5/8-12 5/8-14 0.4950 .5244 0.2820 .3070 .2770 0.4610 .0% 0.5640 5/8-16 5/8-18 0.5% 76.4660 .3937 0.4219 0.8% 71.4% 74.8% 65.3469 0.3920 .6250 0.0.3990 .4130 0.0.4331 0.5625 0.0.3125 Diameter Threads 27 per Inch (TPI) Tap -Drill 0.4400 .1% 74.2850 .3% 72.3520 0.5480 .3480 0.2770 0.3480 .0.0.5650 .4843 0.3320 0.4094 1/2-12 0.5570 .3900 7/16-20 0.0.3360 .1% 77.1% 67.4419 1/2-18 1/2-20 1/2-24 1/2-27 1/2-28 1/2-32 9/16-12 9/16-14 9/16-16 9/16-18 9/16-20 0.1% 81.6250 0.0.3600 .3860 0.4284 0.5662 0.3230 0.2810 0.4650 0.6% 77.5625 0.5000 12 0.2890 0.Thread 5/16-27 Size Major 0.5040 0.3125 32 0.0.5625 0.0.7% 77.0.5010 0.5301 0.4% 77.4375 28 32 36 40 14 16 0.2950 3/8-16 0.6% 77.3700 .4460 .5312 77.0.5730 Tap Drill Tap Drill Decimal Theoretical % of Thread J K 7mm J K 9/32 Special L L M 5/16 8mm O 8mm O P P 21/64 Q R 11/32 R 11/32 S S U 3/8 V V W W 25/64 10mm X X Y Y Y 13/32 Z 27/64 27/64 11mm 7/16 11mm 7/16 Special 29/64 Special 15/32 Special 15/32 12mm 1/2 1/2 Special 13mm 33/64 Special Special Special 17/32 17/32 Special 14mm 9/16 9/16 Special 0.4375 28 32 0.6250 16 18 0.3350 .5625 18 20 24 27 28 32 12 14 16 18 20 0.4530 0.3125 0.0.3750 0.5220 .5170 .3390 0.8% 84.3750 0.8% 83.6% 72.4% 79.1% 72.7% 83.3916 7/16-24 0.

7500 0.5906 0.0% 0.6284 0.5860 .0.8400 0.7037 0.7550 .6600 .6880 0.8906 77.5937 71.0.0.2% 0.8426 0.7801 0.9530 0.6200 .7187 77.9550 .7812 0.7176 0.8125 0.7812 0.2% 0.9375 0.0.0.9610 .8% 74.8797 1-10 1.8068 0.8830 .9130 0.0.0000 1.6960 .9055 0.1% 0.0.9062 0.0.2% 5/8-28 5/8-32 11/16-12 11/16-16 11/16-20 11/16-24 11/16-28 11/16-32 3/4-10 3/4-12 3/4-14 3/4-16 3/4-18 3/4-20 3/4-24 3/4-28 3/4-32 13/16-12 13/16-16 0.0000 1.7500 0.1% 0.6693 0.0.5910 .5940 0.0.0.0% 72.9198 0.8575 0.8750 0.8125 28 32 12 16 20 24 28 32 10 12 14 16 18 20 24 28 32 12 16 0.9449 0.7500 0.9537 0.8268 0.2% 67.9400 .9094 0.7681 0.8470 .1% 74.0.Thread Size Major Diameter Threads per Inch (TPI) Tap Drill Range Tap Drill Tap Drill Decimal Theoretical % of Thread 5/8-20 5/8-24 5/8-27 0.0.6562 77.0.8650 .9055 0.6875 0.8750 0.0000 8 0.6545 0.0.5969 0.6730 .8750 0.0.6908 0.0.9600 .6820 .0.8268 0.9375 0.8750 0.8437 65.9375 0.0.9531 77.7500 0.8750 20 28 32 9 10 0.0.6875 0.8750 0.0% 76.0000 1.6406 77.6250 0.0.0.7150 0.7329 0.0.6330 .0.0.0.0.9375 24 27 28 32 12 16 20 28 32 0.0.0% 66.7219 0.5781 72.0% 72.9719 37/64 Special 15mm 19/32 15mm 19/32 Special 5/8 41/64 Special Special 21/32 Special 17mm 11/16 11/16 Special 45/64 18mm Special 23/32 Special 19mm 3/4 49/64 Special 25/32 49/64 25/32 20mm Special Special 13/16 21mm 21mm 53/64 Special 27/32 Special 27/32 Special 7/8 57/64 Special 23mm 29/32 22mm 7/8 23mm 29/32 Special Special 15/16 24mm 61/64 Special 31/32 Special 31/32 0.7656 0.8750 0.8350 .7500 0.7500 0.0% 72.6900 .6875 74.0.8150 .7030 0.8300 .8750 0.7880 0.8287 0.7500 0.1% .1% 75.5937 0.0.0.4% 77.0.0.6707 0.6875 0.8210 .9408 0.6875 0.6551 0.5869 0.0000 12 14 16 18 20 24 27 28 32 0.8750 12 14 16 18 20 0.6085 0.8281 77.5710 .0.0% 72.9100 .0.7500 0.7740 .9320 .8070 .8750 0.2% 1-12 1-14 1-16 1-18 1-20 1-24 1-27 1-28 1-32 1.0.6420 .7670 .0000 10 0.5850 .6250 0.0.2% 76.0.7110 .7844 0.7160 .8750 0.8125 0.6250 0.1% 77.9062 78.6875 0.6875 0.7656 79.7087 72.9687 65.9375 0.8437 77.9230 .5787 0.2% 1-8 1.6875 0.3% 0.5800 .7850 .8783 0.8750 0.8125 0.7948 0.9051 0.0.0000 1.9676 0.8158 0.1% 0.8661 0.6420 .6412 0.7031 0.8125 0.5% 67.9460 .0.7980 .6494 0.0.5% 65.9687 77.6540 .0.8% 77.4% 72.7662 0.2% 0.0.0000 1.0.7050 .8469 0.0.0.8440 0.7874 77.6594 0.0000 1.7% 72.4% 77.7533 0.0.1% 0.0.8410 .9660 .1% 82.0000 1.8700 .8360 .8280 0.6490 .5906 0.7500 0.5970 .5% 77.7790 .8125 0.0000 1.9315 0.9375 0.1% 0.7480 0.6250 20 24 27 0.7580 .7500 0.7450 .9690 0.1% 13/16-20 13/16-28 13/16-32 7/8-9 7/8-10 0.9650 0.8912 0.8990 .2% 7/8-24 7/8-27 7/8-28 7/8-32 15/16-12 15/16-16 15/16-20 15/16-28 15/16-32 0.8920 .0.6250 0.0.2% 72.0.9040 .0.6250 0.7220 .8750 0.8% 72.4% 7/8-12 7/8-14 7/8-16 7/8-18 7/8-20 0.5926 0.