Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 1999 – #15

By Plant Engineering Staff September 1, 1999
Tapping tight places

Problem : You need to tap or chase a thread, but working space is very tight.

Solution: Press a hex nut onto the square end of a standard tap, and then use a suitable wrench or ratchet setup to turn the tap. Make up a set of taps this way for your toolbox.

Contributor : Carl Swanson, Rich Products Corp., Winchester, VA; 540-667-1955

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