Tapping in 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.
By Staff September 1, 1999

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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