Edward Andrews International

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Tap Holders

Straight shank tension/compression tap holders

Straight shank tension/compression tap holders

  • Quick-Change permits dull or broken tap to be replaced in seconds.
  • Uses EDWARD ANDREWS or most common major manufacturers’ standard Bilz (lug) style or ball drive tap adapters.
  • Compensates for machine feed and tap pitch variance.
  • Allows tap to be its own lead screw.
  • Ball bearing drive to eliminate friction to avoid pushing or pulling thread.
  • Compression stroke can be easily adjusted or eliminated as may be required for pipe tapping by using a hex wrench through the front of the tool.

Cartridge Style Tap Holders

Cartridge Style Tap Holders

  • Quick-Change permits dull or broken tap to be replaced in seconds.
  • Uses EDWARD ANDREWS or most common major manufacturers’ standard Bilz (lug) style or ball drive tap adapters.
  • Rigid model for machines with sychronized tapping capability.
  • Tension model compensates for machine feed and tap pitch variance.
  • Tension model allows tap to be its own lead screw.
  • Rigid style has thru-hole for coolant thru the spindle tapping.
  • Weldon flat on shank.

Integral Shank Tension/Compression Tap Holders

Integral Shank Tension/Compression Tap Holders

  • Quick-Change permits dull or broken tap to be replaced in seconds.
  • Uses EDWARD ANDREWS or most common major manufacturers’ standard Bilz (lug) style or ball drive tap adapters.
  • Compensates for machine feed and tap pitch variance.
  • Allows tap to be its own lead screw.
  • Ball bearing drive to eliminate friction to avoid pushing or pulling thread.
  • Compresion stroke can be easily adjusted or eliminated as may be required for pipe tapping by using a hex wrench through the front of the tool.
  • All shanks made of thru-hardened 4150 Alloy Steel.

Integral Shank Rigid Tap Holders

Integral Shank Rigid Tap Holders

  • Thru-hole for coolant thru the spindle tapping.
  • Uses EDWARD ANDREWS or most common major manufacturers’ standard Bilz (lug) style or balldrive tap adapters.
  • Quick-Change permits dull or broken tap to be replaced in seconds.
  • Rigid for machines with sychronized tapping capability.
  • All shanks made of thru- hardened 4150 Alloy Steel.

Ball Drive Tap Adapters

Ball Drive Tap Adapters

  • EDWARD ANDREWS ball drive tap adapters eliminate rotational play or shifting between tap adapter holder and tap adapter.
  • Made of thru hardened alloy and precision ground.
  • Quick-Change bushing permits changing dull or broken taps in a matter of seconds to minimize machine downtime.
  • Precision piloted bushing guides tap straight into holes.