10 Best Thread Forming Taps

List Updated January 2022

Bestselling Thread Forming Taps in 2022


Best Choice 40-Piece Tap and Die Set - SAE Inch Sizes | Essential Threading Tool with Storage Case

Best Choice 40-Piece Tap and Die Set - SAE Inch Sizes | Essential Threading Tool with Storage Case
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL AND DURABILITY: Industrial grade GCr15 bearing steel construction ensures durability and tool longevity
  • EXCELLENT CUTTING PERFORMANCE: All cutting teeth are precisely CNC machined and accurately heat treated to Rockwell hardness 60 HRC for best threading performance
  • TAPERED TEETH DESIGN: Tapered coarse and fine taps and dies start threading more easily and smoothly, and prevent overthreading
  • ALL-INCLUDED SET: This kit comes with a full range of most popular SAE taps & dies with both coarse and fine sizes, plus all needed wrenches, handles, a gauge and a storage case
  • VERSATILITY AND WIDE APPLICATION: Perfect to create new threads or repair damaged threads on most metals like carbon steel, cast iron, aluminum, brass, copper and stainless steel

Morse Cutting Tools 36452 Thread Forming Taps, High-Speed Steel, Bright Finish, Bottom Style, D7 Pitch Diameter Limit, M5 x 0.80 Size

Morse Cutting Tools 36452 Thread Forming Taps, High-Speed Steel, Bright Finish, Bottom Style, D7 Pitch Diameter Limit, M5 x 0.80 Size
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • List No. 2105
  • Thread Form Tap
  • 4 Lube Grooves

Kodiak Cutting Tools 5559208 KCT USA Made 898 M8 X 1.25 Thread Forming Tap Bottom

Kodiak Cutting Tools 5559208 KCT USA Made 898 M8 X 1.25 Thread Forming Tap Bottom
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Made in the usa from premium grade material
  • Designed to produce high-quality parts in a variety of metals and other materials
  • Advanced tool design and high quality materials for improved tool performance, extended tool life and high-quality parts

Titan TT92808 High Speed Steel Thread Forming Bottom Tap, TIN Coated, 2" - 56", H2 Limit, 0.141" Shank Diameter, 7/16" Thread Length, 1-3/4" Overall Length

Titan TT92808 High Speed Steel Thread Forming Bottom Tap, TIN Coated, 2
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Made in USA
  • Thread Forming Roll Tap
  • High Speed Steel

Union Butterfield 1580(UNF) High-Speed Steel Thread Forming Tap, Uncoated (Bright) Finish, Round Shank With Square End, Bottoming Chamfer, H3 Tolerance, #5-44 Thread Size

Union Butterfield 1580(UNF) High-Speed Steel Thread Forming Tap, Uncoated (Bright) Finish, Round Shank With Square End, Bottoming Chamfer, H3 Tolerance, #5-44 Thread Size
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Cold-forms threads in through holes and blind holes without producing chips
  • Spiral forming lobe pattern for reducing tapping torque
  • High-speed steel for compatibility with a variety of materials
  • Available in UNC (Unified Coarse) or UNF (Unified Fine) right-hand thread options for different applications
  • Round shank with square end helps to minimize rotation in the tool holder

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT210450 USA Made Roll/Thread Forming Tap, H5 Limit, Bottom Style, High Speed Steel, TiN Coated, 5/16-18 Size

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT210450 USA Made Roll/Thread Forming Tap, H5 Limit, Bottom Style, High Speed Steel, TiN Coated, 5/16-18 Size
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • Made In the USA
  • .318 SHK DIA
  • 1-1/8 THREAD LENGTH
  • 2-23/32 Overall Length
  • H5 LIMIT

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT209669 USA Made Thread Forming Roll Tap, Bottom Style, High Speed Steel, TiN Coated, H2 Limit, 0-80 Size

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT209669 USA Made Thread Forming Roll Tap, Bottom Style, High Speed Steel, TiN Coated, H2 Limit, 0-80 Size
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Made In the USA
  • .141 Shank Diameter
  • 5/16 Thread Length
  • 1-5/8 Overall Length
  • H2 LIMIT

YG-1 Z4 Series Vanadium Alloy HSS Roll Form Tap with Oil Groove, Uncoated (Bright) Finish, Round Shank with Square End, Plug Chamfer, 6-32 Thread Size, H3 Tolerance

YG-1 Z4 Series Vanadium Alloy HSS Roll Form Tap with Oil Groove, Uncoated (Bright) Finish, Round Shank with Square End, Plug Chamfer, 6-32 Thread Size, H3 Tolerance
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • High-speed steel tools are good for most general purpose applications, offering a combination of hardness and toughness for wear resistance
  • Uncoated tools feature just the base substrate without any additional treatment or coatings and are suitable for a wide range of applications
  • Round shanks allow use with a wide variety of toolholding systems
  • Straight flute tools allow chips to collect in the flutes as they cut and are well suited for most applications in shallow cuts
  • Right-hand cut tools have a cutting action that engages when they are run in a clockwise direction

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT209702 USA Made Roll Thread Forming Threading Tap, Bottom Style, TiN Coated, High Speed Steel, H2 Limit, 1-72 Size

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT209702 USA Made Roll Thread Forming Threading Tap, Bottom Style, TiN Coated, High Speed Steel, H2 Limit, 1-72 Size
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Made In the USA
  • .141 Shank Diameter
  • 3/8 Thread Length
  • 1-11/16 Overall Length
  • H2 Limit

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT210439 USA Made Roll/Thread Forming Tap, H5 Limit, Plug Style, High Speed Steel, TiN Coated, 5/16-18 Size

Kodiak Cutting Tools KCT210439 USA Made Roll/Thread Forming Tap, H5 Limit, Plug Style, High Speed Steel, TiN Coated, 5/16-18 Size
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • Made In the USA
  • .318 SHK DIA
  • 1-1/8 THREAD LENGTH
  • 2-23/32 Overall Length
  • H5 LIMIT

What It's like to Go to a Dentist in Malta

The office was very dentist like-clean, professional, nicely decorated, drill sounds going. And I felt sick to my stomach as soon as I smelled the dentist office smell. But there was a difference.

I had loved my previous hygienist because she would really numb my gums with that good-tasting topical stuff before cleaning my teeth. Even then, there were a few moments when brief but horrible pain would come when she hit a spot.

So-despite my dental trepidation, I got a referral from a Maltese who really liked her dentist. I had no idea what to expect. When I got to the office-one of several practices in a large old Maltese stone building, I had to be rung in. That was surprising, and made me feel like I was back in the US. Well, so far, so good.

The office was very dentist like-clean, professional, nicely decorated, drill sounds going. And I felt sick to my stomach as soon as I smelled the dentist office smell. But there was a difference.

First, the receptionist was sitting at a desk right in the middle of the waiting room. She wasn't secluded by glass; there was no sliding glass window like back in the US. You could sit next to the desk and peek over at the records if you want-which I tried to do but they were in Maltese. A Maltese woman came to pay her bill and smiled at me. There was the second difference-someone smiling in the dentist office besides the dentist. The receptionist said, "Five hundred Euros, please," and I almost fell off the chair. I was hoping that this woman had some real big work done for $500 Euros; it wasn't for some routine cleaning and filling, was it? She paid 500 Euros in cash. Immediately, I panicked and interrupted the transaction and asked if I could pay by debit card-and I could.

Next thing I know-it's my turn. How was it? Here are the differences between treatment at a dentist office in Malta and the US.

-The doctor introduced herself and asked me to call her Michele. Wow-most dentists in the US call themselves doctor (if not G-d)-and will expect nothing less from you.

-She first examined my teeth, probed very, very gently with that probing instrument and said everything was fine, and I just needed a cleaning. Wow-I've had dentists back in the US almost stab me with that probing thing-looking for a cavity or--trying to make one.

-She was surprised when I asked her to first numb my gums with that gel stuff; no one had ever asked her to do that before. Nevertheless, she did it. And then she proceeded to clean my teeth with a drill. Lucky for me, Michele and her assistant knew how to treat a person in shock. I couldn't believe they use a drill for cleaning, but she said that it was faster and easier on the patient. She was actually surprised that hygienists in the US cleaned teeth by hand.

It was over relatively quickly, and I it turned out really good for a dental experience. And now for the "best" part. The cost: $35 Euros for cleaning and exam--at least 1/3 what it would be in the US--if you don't count for the exchange rate. Even if you count the bad USD, it's still less by a lot.

And other things like crowns? A regular crown costs 250 Euros; a fancier one with a porcelain border costs 350 Euros. Again, that's half what you would pay in the US.

So if you if you need a good dentist while you're in Malta-either living or traveling here--I've got one for you: Michele Demajo: +356-2134-4346/7

Ilene Springer is author of the blog An-American-in-Malta.com

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