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Blacksmith and Metal Working Forum => Blacksmith and Metalworking Forum => Topic started by: lptools on March 24, 2018, 01:56:06 PM

Title: 1"-14 NS Tap
Post by: lptools on March 24, 2018, 01:56:06 PM
Hello, I have been trying to fill in a large Tap & Die Set.I have been looking for a 1"-12 NF Bolt Tap for a while. But today I looked at the list of contents to the set, and it calls for a 1"-14 NS Bolt Tap. Is that an unusual size? Thanks, Lou
Title: Re: 1"-14 NS Tap
Post by: leg17 on March 24, 2018, 04:53:27 PM
Both sizes have such widespread application that there never has been enough pressure to finally eliminate one.
If you want to be covered, better get them both.
Title: Re: 1"-14 NS Tap
Post by: lptools on March 24, 2018, 05:20:00 PM
Hello, Thanks for the info. That is what I will do, include both. Thanks again, Lou
Title: Re: 1"-14 NS Tap
Post by: leg17 on March 24, 2018, 06:20:50 PM
Be sure to double check any application.
I have seen expensive mistakes made when 'assuming' which one was correct.
Confirm the bolt or whatever before tapping the hole.
Seriously.
Title: Re: 1"-14 NS Tap
Post by: Spartan-C on June 11, 2018, 05:47:24 PM
Yeah, 1"-14 UNF has pretty much surpassed 1"-12 NF in recent years.  I know I use 1"-14 UNF on a lot of equipment I design today.