RS PRO HSS M20 Straight Flute, Second Threading Tap

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RS stock number 0152265
Product description RS PRO HSS M20 Straight Flute, Second Threading Tap
Manufacturer / Brand RS PRO

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Date Jul 20, 2024

RS Components Pte Ltd Robinson Road, P.O. Box 1582, Singapore 903132

Country of Origin: CN

Product Details

RS PRO HSS Straight Flute, Taper Taps

Introducing HSS (high speed steel) straight flute, taper hand taps from our trusted own brand RS PRO, a range of tools for cutting thread into material such as metal bolts. These durable taps are ideal for use with a tap wrench or drill, providing excellent results for a variety of applications. RS PRO straight flute, taper taps are available in a range of sizes from M2 to M20, offering a wide choice to suit various tasks.

RS PRO straight flute hand tap are manufactured from HSS (high speed steel), offering a durable and reliable selection of tools suitable for a range of thread sizes. These versatile hand taps also feature a blue stream tempered finish that reduces friction and produces a fine finish on the threads.

Features and benefits

• Ideal for hand tapping with a tap wrench or power tool depending on the application
• Available in a variety of thread sizes
• Manufactured using durable HSS
• Blue stream tempered finish helping to reduce friction and produce a fine thread finish
• Available in a variety of types including taper, second and plug


Hand tap sets are hand tools designed for thread cutting in holes into various materials such as steel allowing you to create a smooth and precise thread for bolts and other materials. They are widely used in applications including:

• Automotive
• Plumbing


How to use a hand tap?

Depending on the type of tap being used and the applications, many can be used with a tap wrench or power tool. For smooth and precise thread cutting, a wrench tool is more suitable, whereas a power tool is suited to rapid thread cutting. Once attached, the hand tap can be rotated to cut the thread in the required material.

What are the hand taps made of?

RS PRO hand tap sets are manufactured from high speed steel (HSS), offering excellent corrosion resistance and the ability to withstand higher temperatures. They also feature a blue stream tempered finish helping to reduce friction and produce a cleaner thread.

What is the difference between taper, second and plug taps?

Taper taps are often used to create new threads in materials and are ideal for tougher material such as steel, allowing for a gradual and smooth tapered cut. Second and plug taps have a shorter taper and more threads and are often used to create and re-cut threads at a faster rate.


Attribute Value
Brand RS PRO
Number of Pieces 1
Thread Size M20
Thread Standard Metric
Type Straight Flute, Second
Hand/Machine Tap Hand Tap
Set Type Threading Tap
Pitch 2.5 mm
Material HSS
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