Driver Bits, Drills, Taps & Dies

  • Drilling Taps

    Taps and dies are tools used to create screw threads, which is called threading.  A tap is used to cut or form the female portion of the mating pair (for example a nut). A die is used to cut or form the male portion of the mating pair (for example a bolt).  A taper tap has a more pronounced taper to the cutting edges.  This feature gives the taper tap a very gradual cutting action. A taper tap is most often used when the material is difficult to work with, or the tap is of a very small diameter and prone to breakage.  An intermediate tap is the most commonly used tap.  It has tapered cutting edges, which assist in aligning and starting the tap into an untapped hole. A bottom tap has a continuous cutting edge with almost no taper.  This feature enables a bottoming tap to cut threads to the bottom of a blind hole. A bottoming tape is usually used to cut threads in a hole that has already been partially threaded.  This is because the tapered end of a bottoming tap is too short to successfully start into an unthreaded hole.

    Please see Helpful Info if you need assistance on Selecting a Tapping Drill.


  • Sutton Tools Button Dies

    Button Dies are used for cutting a new male/external thread on studs.

    Made from High Speed Steel.  Button Dies are suitable for cleaning existing threads in tough applications and produce more accurate threads than carbon dies.

  • Sutton Tools Die Nuts
    Die nuts are dies made for cleaning up damaged threads. Die nuts cannot be used to cut new threads.
  • Sutton Tools Reduced Shank Drill Bits
    Reduced Shank Drills are designed to increase the drilling capacity of drill chucks and for slow speed (350 RPM or less), large scale boring. Reduced shanks suit 13mm drill chucks.  Made from M2 High Speed Steel (HSS) offering the best combination of strength, heat & wear resistance.  Reduced Shank Drills have a blueflute with precision ground bright cutting edges making it a better choice when drilling ferrous materials.