Includes a high-quality hex shank to provide a strong connection to a drill chuck. Designed for tapping up to 10-gauge metal. Back is tapered beyond the tap to prevent thread damage from over-drilling. Hardened steel construction delivers immense strength and versatility.
Drill tap bits tend to arrive dull, and they may break easily, even after limited use.
Features a 1/4" hex shank for use in impact drivers. Allows you to drill, tap and countersink all in one step. Capable of working with up to 1/4" thick materials. Delivers tremendous durability and value in comparison to similar tap and drill sets.
Set only includes 5 pieces. Requires the use of specialized equipment for sharpening.
Enables you to drill, tap and deburr with one bit. Includes a handy quick-change adapter. Comes in a heavy-duty case, making it easy to take the set with you on the go. Made with M2 high-speed steel that guarantees supreme durability. Lightweight and simple to use.
Set only includes 6 pieces across a limited size range.
High-speed steel construction ensures the set will maintain its strength over time. Proven to perform on copper, brass, aluminum, sheet metal and plastic. Includes a 1/4" hex shank that features a tapered end to prevent over-tapping. Sold with a quick-change adapter for instant adjustments. Molded plastic case is both lightweight and versatile.
Less durable than many comparable sets. Bits tend to wear down quickly.
Drills and taps in a single pass, so you can save both labor and time. Suitable for tapping on wood, planks, aluminum plates and sheet iron. Can be used on multi-spindle heads with reversing mechanisms. Metric sizes engraved on the bits for added convenience.
Bits consist of low-quality steel and are very brittle.
A tap and drill set includes bits that drill a hole and thread it for a screw in a single motion. They also can deburr sharp edges when drilling into metal. Thanks to the unique shape of the bit, the surface cuts through material, tapping and countersinking as it goes. When choosing a good kit, consider its construction materials. High quality metals like hardened steel can deal with sheets as thick as 10-gauge steel without much issue. A good hex-shaped shank will also keep the bit secure in the drill so you don't have to worry about it coming loose.
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