Thread: Manual Tapping Machine
Does anyone know where i can buy a new manual tapping machine?
Get down to Aldi and buy the drill stand, then make one :-)If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
It might be Lidl?
http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/pillar-tool.htmlIf the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
I Just do them by hand, you could toy with a drill press / pillar drill but its tricky on your own.
drill press and a cheap inline battery screwdriver. Remove the battery and use a power supply with a footswitch.
+ drill press and some machine taps.
TomSherline lathe, Chester DB11V lathe, Myford/ Rodney mill, CNC mill Isel/ home made, Sealy Hack Saw, Meddings Pillar drill.
Lately (past few months) I've taken to using the battery drill (dewalt something) on the low speed range. I now use it just for aluminium and M5 to M8. The chuck doesn't appear to be able to hole the tap tightly enough to break the tap. Not broken a tap, though they do sometimes get warm, with it yet and it's so much quicker!
Mmmm! i wonder how may taps you have snapped Jonathan? Yes it works but not a good practice because when the tap bogs down you get kick in the drill and they snap. I will admit i do use the same practice but make sure i use all three taps in its range, but i still would not condone the practice.If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
I made one similar to that described at mikesworkshop from an old Dremel drill stand about seven or eight years ago and haven't broken a tap (down to 12 BA or 1.3 mm in new money) since then.
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