Taps and dies sets are tools
that are used for creating screw heads through cutting and forming. Taps form the female part of the pair by cutting inside a hole to form a nut in a process called tapping while dies form the male part by cutting an external thread on cynical material through the process of threading. Both types of tools can be used for chasing, which is the process of cleaning up a thread. Threads can also be cleaned using special taps and dies that are known as chasers, which prevent loosening or weakening of the threads. There are many types of taps, such as power taps, taper taps, plug taps, and forming taps. There are two types of dies, solid dies, and adjustable dies. Solid dies cut a simple thread form and depth with an accuracy that is dependent on their design’s precision while flexible are expandable or compressible to customize threading and to compensate for wear and tear. Get the best selection of tap and die sets at MRO Supply. We stock a wide variety of tap and die sets for any application.