Spiral pointed tap
BALAX #6-32 H3 3Flute Premium Powder Metal Nitride Steam Oxide Coated Spiral Pointed Plug Taps

Spiral pointed tap

Made In The USA
Item #: 12-864-012
Brand: BALAX
Size Type: ANSI
Thread Size: #6-32
Thread Limit: H3

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Provides a substantial increase in tool life and performace when tapping hard steels


  • For through hole tapping applications in hard steels and stainless steel.
  • Manufactured from premium powdered metal for toughness and longer tap life.
  • Nitride steam oxide coated for lubricity, wear and toughness.


  • For high performance tapping in hard steels.
  • High carbon and alloy steel (examples 1050 & 1060).
  • High strength alloy steel Rc 25 and above (examples 4140, 4340 & 17-4).
  • Tool & Die steel pre-heat treat (examples D2, H13, M1 & M7).


  • Special low hook geometry.
Product Specifications
Size Type ANSI
Thread Size #6-32
Thread Limit H3
Chamfer Style Plug
No. of Flutes 3
Finish Coating Nitride Steam Oxide
Tool Material Powdered Metal High Speed Steel
Cutting Direction Right Hand
Flute Length .450"
Coolant Through No
Flute Shape Straight Flute
Helix Angle 0° Helix
H Limit H3
Material To Be Machined Hard steels and stainless steel
Model # 32043-0P6
Limit H3
OC_Stainless X
Overall Length 2"
Prop. 65 Yes
Shank Diameter .141"
Size #6
Pitch 32
Pitch Type 60°
Square Size .110"
Thread Direction Right Hand
Thread Length .450"
Thread Type 60°
Type Spiral pointed tap
weight 0.006 lbs
Prop 65 Warning Many metalworking products do contain metals that are included in the latest Prop 65 warning. Exposure to the elements can be harmful. May cause cancer and reproductive harm.

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