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Old 01-15-2019, 01:52 PM
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Default Get Spiral Point Taps

Spiral point taps work best because chips are pushed out ahead of the tap rather than filling up the flutes and causing binding.

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Old 01-15-2019, 05:30 PM
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Major bummer tonight.

Step 4 of 38-03 calls for tapping 6-32 threads through the rear window into the rollbar. Going well until number 8 when I managed to snap off the tap. RRRR!

Not a happy camper. Been reading lots of google searches, but can't find anything that would work with plexi on top of aluminum.

The tap is broken flush with the top of the plexi about halfway down.

Couldn't find anything in the forums for broken taps. Anybody got any ideas??

I'm stuck.
Mine :



With the other tap's end, a 8-32 nut and three little bits of piano string:





and it came out slowly. (Don't forget some cutting oil)
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:35 PM
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Looks like a cheap o three flute tap ?
If there is a lesson to be learned here.....
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Well, I'll vote for a lesson to be learned: by me! Cheapo tap or not, that is one goodly tool to put in my noggin' bag, time to invest in some piano wire of varying diameters. Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:41 PM
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Mine :

and it came out slowly. (Don't forget some cutting oil)
You sir know the art to pause and think . Good show!
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:52 PM
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Looks like a cheap o three flute tap ?
If there is a lesson to be learned here.....
Not so cheap yet !
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