A tapper is a tool with a mechanism that grips and holds a tap for machining threaded holes in steel and other materials.
However, a wide range of tappers may also be referred to as tappers, including those intended to be attached to a machine tool for machining, hand drill-type tools that are turned by hand, and tools that use compressed air to rotate a tap attached to their tips. Although there are various names such as tapper and tap holder, all tappers have in common that there is an adapter to hold the tap.
The following will explain how to use a tapper:
Fix the shank of the tap to the insertion slot of the tappers.
Common drill chuck fixing methods include keyed and unkeyed. With a keyed drill chuck, the chuck handle (chuck key) is inserted into the three side holes and rotated to open and close the chuck section. Insert the shank of the tap in the open position, and rotate the chuck handle to secure it so that it can be evenly chucked by the three jaws. With the keyless drill chuck, the chuck handle is not used, and the tap can be secured simply by rotating the ring after inserting the shank of the tap.
Once the tap is secured, lightly press the tappers so that the tip of the tap is straight at the position where the tap hole is to be drilled. Be careful not to press down more forcefully than necessary, as the screw hole may be crushed or the tap may be damaged.
Regarding hand-held electric tappers, the following points should be taken into consideration when selecting one:
In the same way that taps themselves may require a change in material depending on the material to be processed, there are some models of tappers that do not recommend certain materials to be processed. If you plan to process special metals, it is recommended that you contact the manufacturer before purchasing.
It is important to note that stainless steel, in particular, will require a slower rotational speed. Some tappers have an adjustment mechanism for rotational speed, so if you are unsure, check to see if an adjustment mechanism is available.
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