Cold-forms threads in through holes and blind holes without producing chips
Rol-Form design includes oil grooves in larger sizes to improve coolant flow
Available in UNC (Unified Coarse) or UNF (Unified Fine) right-hand thread options for different
High-speed steel for compatibility with a variety of materials
Round shank with square end helps to minimize rotation in the tool holder
The Union Butterfield 3300(UNC)/3300(UNF) uncoated, high-speed steel thread forming tap has a round shank with a square end, lubricant grooves in larger sizes, and is used for cold-forming right-hand threads in ductile materials such as aluminum, brass, bronze, low-carbon steel, and leaded steel. It is available in two different ANSI thread specification standards: UNC (Unified Coarse) and UNF (Unified Fine). It is suitable for threading through holes (extending through the workpiece) and blind or bottoming holes (with only one opening). The Rol-Form design includes lubricant grooves in machine-screw sizes 6 and larger to improve coolant flow.
Right-hand threads are designed to tighten when a head or nut is rotated clockwise (the most common threading direction). High-speed steel (HSS) is a common general-purpose steel for cutting tools and is compatible with a variety of materials. With no coating or surface treatment, this uncoated tool can be used on a broad range of materials and provide an economical alternative to coated tools. The square end shank helps to minimize rotation in the tool holder. This thread forming tap can be used in machines such as drill presses or lathes.
Union Butterfield 3300(UNC) and 3300(UNF) taps are available with a variety of chamfers. This tap conforms with ANSI standards and can create threads to a depth 2 Â½ times its diameter. It is suitable for ANSI 2B and 3B tolerance classes: 2B is an average quality fit for commercial and industrial fasteners; 3B produces close-tolerance fasteners that resist loosening, as in aerospace applications.
Taps produce internal threads in previously formed holes and can be used in machines (such as drill presses) or with hand tools. Common types of taps include hand taps, spiral point taps, spiral flute taps, thread forming taps, and pipe taps. Hand taps (straight-flute taps) collect chips in the straight flutes of the tool; spiral point taps push chips through holes ahead
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