In addition to the tap wrenches as holders for taps (internal threads), our actuating tools also include die holders. From this point of view, the tap wrench is also not a hand tool, but rather a tool handle or holding device.
Both tools have been known for a long time, but today they are manufactured in a more sophisticated way
- The winchiron has been in use for more than 100 years and has remained virtually unchanged, although the material has of course improved. What was made with gray cast iron back then is now mostly made of zinc die cast or high quality cast steel, making it stronger and more durable than before.
- The die holder is a more recent development that was unknown 100 years ago. At that time, the external threads were cut with cutting lumps and later replaced by round dies. Today, the die holder is also usually made of zinc die casting or cast steel.
We can offer you dies and die holders of the highest quality for precision-fit work in different variants.
Both serve as tool extensions for manual work
Extensions and tool holders for manual operation make the use of taps and dies possible in the first place. The adjustable holding tools are made of zinc die-cast or steel. They apply enough torque to the taps and dies so you can cut your threads by hand.
The tap wrench gives you more leverage and extra torque as you work. This helps whenever you need to work in tight spaces with small hand tools. The extension that the winch iron provides gives you more reach and allows you to work more effectively and precisely.
Differences in shape tap wrench (square) and tap holder (round)
Every tap manufactured according to DIN has a square at the end of the shank. To ensure that the tap and its square end fit together, the DIN 10 standard defines the dimensions for the outer square end of the tap.
A tap wrench usually consists of two metal rods as well as a central part with two locking jaws, which allow flexible fastening of the tap. Depending on the product and design, you can get different length tap wrenches with different maximum values of the clamping jaws.
Dies, on the other hand, are round and have grooves or holes on the lateral surface. The dimensions for the die diameters, heights and the mounting holes/grooves are specified in DIN EN 22568 (formerly DIN 223 B). This ensures that corresponding dies fit into the respective die holders.
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Difference in use:
- The die holder is used for cutting external threads with a die
- The die is used for cutting internal threads with a tap
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