When cutting new threads or even chasing and cleaning existing threads, the traditional T-piece type tap holder can be awkward to manage and keep straight, especially when working in cramped on inaccessible conditions. This tap and die holder set from Laser Tools (part number 6071) is designed to make the task a lot easier, by featuring comfortable grips and an innovative switching function that means the tool is not released to change from clockwise to anticlockwise direction.
news_laser_diecutter_1Can be used with most taps and dies within the size range. Two tap holders are included, M3-M6 and M6-M12; they fit directly into the ratchet handle and are held in place securely. As the cutting operation starts in a clockwise direction, the adjusting handle is simply flicked up to change to anticlockwise to relieve the metal swarf build-up. Then flick down again to continue cutting clockwise. Very easy!

A die stock is included together with two screw pitch gauges (metric and SAE), all presented in a convenient blow-mould case.

The professional technician will find this set really useful and easy to use, especially in restricted access conditions. Available now from your local Laser Tools supplier, the tap and die set is typically priced at £79.56 inc VAT, but remember to check for the best prices and special offers.

More details from www.lasertools.co.uk ENDS.