How to Tap a Hole by Hand

A step by step video on how to tap a hole by hand.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

When working with any machinery in the workshop, remember to observe proper safety practices when handling materials and using hand and power tools.

When tapping a hole, the drill bit or tap will leave a burr where it cuts through the metal. Wear gloves when touch these areas to protect yourselves from cuts, metal shavings and the increased temperature of the metal upright. 

Tapping Chart

Tapping Chart