Although there isn’t much heat build up when hand-tapping, lubricating the cutting threads before tapping can reduce friction and help with chip removal. You can use a specialty tapping fluid, light machine oil, or even a little WD-40.
E-Z LOK taps are ideal for cutting thread in soft metals like:
- Cast Iron
- Mild Steel
E-Z LOK HSS taps are durable and dependable. They have the following characteristics:
- Excellent toughness
- High wear hardness
- High retention of hardness
- High working hardness
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