Spiral flute taps are a type of threaded taps that are used to tap screw threads. They are designed with spiral flutes that wrap around the spiral tap’s axis in either a helical or a spiral configuration and are used to tap threads in blind holes. They are very popular in the manufacturing industry for their efficiency as material cutting tools
. They function by pulling out the chips out of the blind hole towards the tap shank in an opposite direction to that of the tapping. Spiral flute taps are ideal for cutting materials that have curled or stringy chips. They have an open spiral that resembles are endmill, are more preferred than spiral point taps
and require less tapping effort than using a regular hand tap. Tapping an uninterrupted hole that intersects two features with spiral flute taps is ideal, as the spiral helps to restart the threading past the open feature.Buy spiral flute taps from the finest selection only available at MRO Supply. We stock a wide variety of spiral flute taps for various applications.