Taps – precision for perfect results

You can thread almost any material, even materials that are difficult to machine. This requires to use the tools with appropriate rake angles, base materials and surface treatments. To cut through-hole or blind-hole threads, select the appropriate form of the tap suitable for your application.

Cutting geometries that fit exactly

Every material shows individual chip behavior. Therefore, taps must have the correct rake angle and - for even better results - a specially treated surface. This is the only way to ensure good chip transport and to produce a true-to-gauge thread. All BAER taps, with their precise grinding pattern, burr-free cutting edges and relief-ground thread, ensure that friction and temperature are reduced during tapping and chip removal is improved. To prevent the entire thread profile from rubbing against the workpiece, the thread is already relief-ground over the entire thread profile beginning from the chamfer. This means that the tap has to absorb less force and chip jamming is avoided. The result: Tool life time is increased and the tap needs to be replaced less frequently.

Quality for long life time

The high quality of the steel we use ensures that our tools are extremely robust. Special hardening and multiple tempering processes make the hardness structure very homogeneous and offers a perfect basis for a genuine BAER tap. This increases the toughness and stability of the taps and allows them to remain in use for longer time.

Machine taps

Machine taps are used especially in industrial manufacturing. They can be used in CNC-machines, tapping machines, cordless drilling machines and pneumatic tapping arms, among others. Since they are characterized by high efficiency and low production costs, they are often used in mass production. The thread is cut by machine in one operation. Although the BAER machine taps can basically be compared to single-cut taps, it is designed for use with the machine. Choose between long and short versions, different chamfers and flutes - depending on the material you want to machine. 

Combined machine taps

If you want to produce an internal thread, the combined machine tap is the right choice. The preceding drill head produces the core hole, into which the internal thread is subsequently cut with the threaded part. The combination tap and drill is suitable for short through holes up to 1.5 x nominal thread diameter. All materials that can be machined well and have a maximum tensile strength of up to approx. 600 N/mm² can be machined. There is no DIN standard for combined taps and they are therefore manufactured according to the BAER factory standard.

Short machine taps

Cutting a finished thread with just one tool in one operation, even by hand - is that possible? Yes, the short machine taps makes it possible. Whether by hand or semi-professionally by machine, this internal tap with full thread profile cuts precisely and saves time. At the same time, it cuts precisely and straight into the core hole - an absolute must-have when machining threads. And all this at an unbeatable price-performance ratio in well-known BAER quality.

 

Custom-made taps

Are you looking for a special tap that we do not have listed in our standard range? We offer you solutions that are individually tailored to your requirements. BAER is not only characterized by quality and technical know-how, but also scores with flexibility. We develop and produce special taps to meet even special requirements in thread production. This includes: Special profiles, special sizes as well as special taps, dies and special material. If it has to go particularly fast, you can benefit from our express production.

Nut taps

The nut taps are used for the production of nuts with metric ISO standard threads according to DIN 13-1. They have a long chamfer with about 2/3 of the thread length. As advantage the nut tap is very durable due to the good cutting distribution and the long tool life time. The surface of the cut thread receives a very high quality due to the long chamfer and this ensures a secure hold and even force distribution of the screw connection. This is what the proven BAER quality stands for. The nut taps, which are standardized according to DIN 357, are suitable for short through holes up to a maximum of 1.5 x nominal thread diameter. 

Hand taps

The BAER hand taps are especially suitable for use in tap wrenches or holding tools. In contrast to the machine taps with a long shank, the hand tap is manufactured in a short version. This allows you to cut internal threads by hand without jamming. Also, the lower force applied to each tap is advantageous, as it reduces the risk of breakage. Whether coarse or fine threads - BAER offers you the right hand tap sets. You use the three-part sets with taper, intermediate and finish taps for coarse threads such as M, BSW, UNC. For fine threads such as MF, BSF, UNF, G-tube/BSP, the two-piece sets are suitable. The advantage of multi-part hand taps is that the respective parts of a set share the cutting power: The taper tap takes 65 percent of the thread profile, the intermediate tap takes 85 percent and the finishing tap takes 100 percent. This makes it easier to cut a straight and clean thread by hand.

Bit taps

The bit tap is particularly practical for repair and assembly work. It is ideally suited for mobile use for tapping with cordless  screwdrivers and hand drilling machines with clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. Choose between two types: the bit tap, which only cuts threads, and the combined bit tap, which drills the core hole, cuts threads and deburrs/sinks the hole. It is important that your cordless screw driver can provide the necessary torque. In addition, it is important that you set the tool at 90 degrees to the hole, as you also have to follow the pitch in the feed once per turn. Cutting the thread with the cordless screwdriver requires some practice.

Mini taps

In the field of precision mechanics, in model and apparatus construction, and in cell phones, the screw connections are extremely small. The hole must be adapted accordingly. BAER taps with a nominal diameter of 0.3 to 2.0 millimeters are the solution. The mini taps are particularly suitable for automatic lathes and tapping machines.

BAER-UNI-products – all-rounders for best results

BAER's UNI-products are characterized by their universal application possibilities and, at the same time, long service lives. We have developed material structures, geometries and coatings especially with our customers in order to produce threads flexibly and efficiently.

UNIForm – thread formers for all applications

Fast and efficient - this is how easy it is to produce internal threads mechanically with the thread former. You can use the UNIForm-thread former for almost all materials. Your advantage: The application is uncomplicated and the result is excellent. You have little effort and save costs at the same time. 

UNITap – Taps for all applications

The unique cutting geometry combined with the TiAIN-coating makes the UNITap-tap an all-rounder: It can be used in almost all materials and ensures optimum results. This means you only need one tap to machine all the materials you want. This saves time and costs - a real revolution in tapping.