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Old 07-25-2009, 11:38 AM
Big Man Dan Big Man Dan is offline
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Tapping

I'm wanting to start making folders, liner and slip joint, but am curious what's the best way to tap the handles, liners, frames? I see various tools & tool holders on the market, can anyone share their expertise on this with me?? Thanks, Dan.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:17 AM
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For all of my 2 -56 taps and 0 -80 I use a 12v hand drill. It works great tapping in stainless and titanium. I have only broke 2-3 taps in the last couple of years.
Make sure you use one that is low torque and runit very slow,
Percy
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:08 AM
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Percy, Thanks for the information, Dan.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:56 AM
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Whatever method you use, always use spiral point taps.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:14 AM
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Don, Thanks for the info, Dan.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:59 AM
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You're welcome Dan.

Spiral point, not spiral flute.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:32 AM
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Tap question, I've seen "H1" & "H2" taps in online catalogs from major companies, which style is used for knifemaking?? Anyone who can advise I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Dan
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