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Kennametal Solid Carbide and HSS Taps Illinois

Kennametal high performance taps, made from both HSS and solid carbide can be in your shop, Illinois.

For Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials

Outstanding productivity through exceptional performance!

Ideal for Shrink-Fit, hydraulic, or Synchroflex holders with TGHP collets!

KC7542 Grade Designed for Use in Ferrous Materials < 32 HRC

  • Run up to 4x faster — with 4x the tool life versus HSS Taps!
  • Ideal for high-speed CNC machines with synchronous or rigid tapping capability!
  • PVD TAIN/TiN gold coating delivers superior edge strength and wear resistance!
  • Get less than 10 microns run-out, resulting in exceptional thread quality!
  • Specially designed and modified cutting edges guard against chipping!
  • Taps can be reconditioned by Kennametal to original specifications.
  • Available in metric and inch sizes.
  • Custom Solutions (specials) available upon request.

KC7512 Grade Designed for Use in Non-Ferrous Materials

  • For wrought aluminum, cast silicon aluminum, and other non-ferrous materials!
  • Run up to 2x faster — with up to 4x the tool life versus HSS taps!
  • Ideal for high-speed CNC machines with synchronous or rigid tapping capability!
  • Proprietary KC7512 grade with TiN+CrC/C coating resists aluminum galling!
  • Get less than 10 microns run-out, resulting in exceptional thread quality!
  • Can be reconditioned by Kennametal to original specifications!
  • Available in metric sizes from stock and inch sizes as custom solutions!
  • Custom Solutions (specials) available upon request.

Kennametal High Performance HSS Taps

Engineered for Your Application!

Application-Specific High-Performance Taps

K-Stainless—Geometries designed for stainless steels and steels < 276 Bhn, ductile irons, copper and copper alloys.

K-NI—Nickel alloys, hardened steels, and stainless steels > 275 Bhn.

K-AL—Wrought and die cast aluminums.

K-MS—Tool steels, prehardened mold steels > 275 Bhn.

K-TI—Titanium and titanium alloys, magnesium, beryllium copper, and soft plastics.

Features and Benefits

Cutting geometries designed for specific workpiece materials

  • For better chip control
  • Material-specific geometries reduce tapping torque while extending tap life.

Made from specially formulated steel substrates to extend tap life at improves performance levels.

High quality surface treatments enhance tool performance and provide better thread size control.

Manufactured to exacting specifications and meticulously inspected.

  • Predictable performance tap to tap.
  • Extended tool life.

Available in a wide variety of tap pitch diameter limits to enable fine adjustments of product pitch diameter finished size.

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