Threading Tap & Die Sets

Taps and dies are used to create screw threads, both internal and external. Most are cutting tools, but some are forming tools. Taps are used to cut the threads of the female portion, such as a nut, for example, and this process is called tapping. On the other hand, a die is used to cut or form the male portion, such as the corresponding bolt, and this is called threading.


Both tools can also be used to clean dirt and debris from their respective products, which is called chasing. However, taps and dies will generally remove some material during use, and so specific tools have been created for the specific purpose of cleaning – these are called chasers. These are made of softer materials so that they do not remove more material from the threads.


How do they work?


Using a simple method of securing the rod of the chosen screw, bolt, or pipe in a vice, apply a little cutting paste before placing the die onto the rod and rotating clockwise with a die handle. Each full turn cuts a new thread onto the rod.


When would I use it?


Tap and die sets are typically used in the electrical & industrial sectors, as well as servicing and automotive workshops.


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RS Stock No. 668-1125
BrandRS PRO
£86.29
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 32 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 612-2718
Mfr. Part No.3886
£184.00
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 40 Blank Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 205-3242
BrandRS PRO
£276.86
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1.25 in 0.375 1.25 0.375 in 7 Blank -
RS Stock No. 509-0143
Mfr. Part No.10711
BrandEVENTUS
£78.75
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 16 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 612-2724
Mfr. Part No.3887
£287.50
1 Set of 1
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0.5 in UNC 4.0 in UNC 0.5 in UNC 4.0 in UNC 75 Blank Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 499-356
Mfr. Part No.4410723
BrandEVENTUS
£202.54
1 Set
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M20 M3 M20 M3 52 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 264-8345
BrandRS PRO
£74.37
1 Set
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M20 M25 M20 M25 5 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 612-2702
Mfr. Part No.3880
BrandGearWrench
£96.03
1 Set
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- - - - - - Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 224-4533
Mfr. Part No.L120 4M
BrandDormer
£675.05
1 Set
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M12 M5 M12 M5 19 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 668-1129
BrandRS PRO
£273.56
1 Set
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M20 M3 M20 M3 54 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 508-9430
Mfr. Part No.10731
BrandEVENTUS
£90.91
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 42 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 364-3723
BrandRS PRO
£110.14
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 12 Blank -
RS Stock No. 427-913
BrandRS PRO
£188.93
Each
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M6 M2 M6 M2 25 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 792-002
BrandRS PRO
£1,167.69
1 Kit
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2.0 in 0.5 2 0.5 in 8 Blank -
RS Stock No. 668-0775
BrandRS PRO
£57.58
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 8 Blank -
RS Stock No. 427-925
BrandRS PRO
£294.98
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0.1875 in BSW 0.5 in BSW 0.1875 in BSW 0.5 in BSW 24 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 668-1138
BrandRS PRO
£176.35
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 32 Blank Carbon Steel
RS Stock No. 300-7458
BrandRS PRO
£665.98
1 Set
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M20 M6 M20 M6 29 Blank HSS
RS Stock No. 499-346
Mfr. Part No.4470418
BrandEVENTUS
£28.87
1 Set
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M12 M3 M12 M3 8 Blank -
RS Stock No. 300-9735
BrandRS PRO
£164.09
1 Set
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M6 M2 M6 M2 12 Blank HSS
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