Threading Taps

Threading taps are used to create threads for bolts in materials like metals and plastics. Most commonly used in engineering and manufacturing, threading taps work similar to a drill but due to the unique shape of a tap, when screwed into a piece of material screw threads are created. Threading taps must be used in a predrilled hole and cannot be used for drilling entire holes.

Types of Threading Taps

Most commonly classified by three types, taps can be used in different ways for different applications.
•Taper taps, sometimes called starter taps, are used to initially start a new thread with the first 7-10 threads having a flatter profile than those further up the shaft.


•Plug taps are similar to taper taps but unlike a taper tap, plug taps only have 3-5 starting rows ground down leaving more shaft to create a thread.


•Bottom taps are square in profile with no ground down threads and are used after a taper or plug tap has been used. Bottom taps full length cutting shape allow for threads to be cut at the very bottom of a hole for maximum thread length.



Taps come in a range of sizes in both Metric and Imperial dimension and can also have different shank types. Threading taps are used in conjunction with a tap wrench so always consider the maximum side tap your wrench can hold when purchasing.

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Description Price Thread Size Type Pitch Thread Standard Thread Direction Overall Length Material Shank Diameter Shank Type Ring Colour For Use With Class of Fit
RS Stock No. 508-9840
Mfr. Part No.00055
BrandEVENTUS
$7.18
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M3.5 Plug 0.6mm Metric Coarse - 45 mm HSS 4 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9856
Mfr. Part No.10003
BrandEVENTUS
$4.45
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M3 Plug 0.5mm Metric - 40 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9395
Mfr. Part No.20003
BrandEVENTUS
$6.64
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M5 Short Machine 0.8mm Metric - 50 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9834
Mfr. Part No.10007
BrandEVENTUS
$4.58
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M4 Plug 0.7mm Metric - 45 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 602-2113
Mfr. Part No.20182
BrandEVENTUS
$14.07
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G1/4-19 Short Machine - BSP - 70 mm HSS - Plain - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9913
Mfr. Part No.20002
BrandEVENTUS
$6.73
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M4 Short Machine 0.7mm Metric - 45 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9890
Mfr. Part No.10015
BrandEVENTUS
$4.67
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M6 Plug 1mm Metric - 50 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9935
Mfr. Part No.20001
BrandEVENTUS
$6.73
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M3 Short Machine 0.5mm Metric - 40 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 509-0351
Mfr. Part No.10301
BrandEVENTUS
$8.96
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M3 Spiral Point 0.5mm Metric - 56 mm HSS-G 3.5 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 602-2107
Mfr. Part No.20181
BrandEVENTUS
$13.23
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G1/8-28 Short Machine - BSP - 63 mm HSS - Plain - - -
RS Stock No. 508-8780
Mfr. Part No.20004
BrandEVENTUS
$5.32
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M6 Short Machine 1mm Metric - 50 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 602-2157
Mfr. Part No.20186
BrandEVENTUS
$62.04
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G1-11 Short Machine - BSP - 100 mm HSS - Plain - - -
RS Stock No. 508-8897
Mfr. Part No.10027
BrandEVENTUS
$8.57
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M12 Plug 1.75mm Metric - 75 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9884
Mfr. Part No.00031
BrandEVENTUS
$17.58
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M2 Plug 0.4mm Metric Fine - 36 mm HSS 2.8 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9711
Mfr. Part No.20243
BrandEVENTUS
$55.86
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PG11 Short Machine - PG - - HSS - Plain - - -
RS Stock No. 509-0345
Mfr. Part No.10302
BrandEVENTUS
$11.25
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M4 Spiral Point 0.7mm Metric - 63 mm HSS-G 4.5 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 508-9941
Mfr. Part No.10011
BrandEVENTUS
$5.02
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M5 Plug 0.8mm Metric - 50 mm HSS - Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 509-0216
Mfr. Part No.20242
BrandEVENTUS
$32.13
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PG9 Short Machine - PG - - HSS - Plain - - -
RS Stock No. 509-0323
Mfr. Part No.10304
BrandEVENTUS
$11.30
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M6 Spiral Point 1mm Metric - 80 mm HSS-G 6 mm Plain - - 6H
RS Stock No. 602-2129
Mfr. Part No.20183
BrandEVENTUS
$22.52
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G3/8-19 Short Machine - BSP - 70 mm HSS - Plain - - -