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    Self alining tap holder

    Self alining tap holder.

    Made from CRS.
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    hey capainleeward, can I bother you to show how this works? can't seem to understand how it self-aligns.
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    Hi DIYer,
    the picture does not show the depth which is 1 1/2 inch this allows the tap to stay in the vertical position during the tapping process.stops the wobble.
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    Thanks capainleeward! I've added your Self-Aligning Tap Holder to our Machining and Tapping and Threading categories, as well as to your builder page: capainleeward's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    I see, thanks for the detail. Helped me visualize your tool better!

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    Simple and straightforward. I should make one of these.

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    Hi Altair, yea just get some solid round steel and drill away. Well mark and center punch it first. HE HE


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