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Spring Tapping Guides

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Handy accessories for any machinist, these spring tapping guides ensure you start every tap or reamer straight with perfect alignment.

The Micro Spring Tapping Guide has a reversible ø4.75mm hardened guide centre point with adjustable spring pressure. The reverse end of guide is female for use with small taps which have a conical end but no centre hole.

The Spring Tapping Guide has a larger ø9.5mm guide centre point and will handle larger taps more easily.

Both tapping guides have hardened and ground shanks and are suitable for use on a lathe, mill or drilll.

Code Shank Guide Pin Length
060-250-03100 12.7mm (1/2") 4.75mm (3/16") 83mm (3.1/4")
060-250-03200 9.5mm (3/8") 81mm (3.1/4")

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How Spring Tapping Guides Work

Lathe:

  • Grip the Guide's shank in the tailstock chuck.
  • Locate nose of tap in hole to be tapped and move tailstock to engage the tapping guide's point in centre hole of the tap or tap wrench.
  • Adjust tailstock to compress the guide's spring and commence tapping.
  • As the hole is tapped, the guide follows the tap keeping it aligned.

Mill/Drill:

  • Grip the Guide's shank in a drill chuck or collet.
  • make sure the guide is correctly aligned with the pilot hole (it should be if you just drilled it ).
  • Locate nose of tap in hole to be tapped and lower the spindle to engage the tapping guide's point in centre hole of the tap or tap wrench.
  • Lower the spindle further to compress the guide's spring and commence tapping.
  • As the hole is tapped, the guide follows the tap keeping it aligned.
060-250-03100 Micro Spring Tapping Guide £4.04 Excl.VAT
£4.85 Inc.VAT
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060-250-03200 Spring Tapping Guide £6.09 Excl.VAT
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