Micro Tap Handle
© Frank Ford 2004; Photos by FF

So far, I haven't tapped all that many tiny holes. But I've done enough of them to understand how easy it is to break those little taps. My latest project involved hand tapping a bunch of 0-80 threads in small brass parts, so I made up this little tap handle. It's light and easy to control, and helped me get through my project with no broken taps or parts to toss out:

I just positioned the set screw so it would grab the square end when the tap was fully inserted into the holder. One size fits all, or 4-40 and down, anyway.


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