Build a Tap Holder Attachment Plans
These plans are for making a quick-acting tap holder.
If you are looking to make a tap holder to speed up the machining operations, these are the plans. This holder for taps on the lathe will make changing operations faster.
In addition to several turning jobs on
hand for the lathe, there was one piece
drilled, on the end, which required to be
tapped. Being anxious to do this without
changing the setting, the quick-acting tap
holder shown in the drawing was devised.
The square shank of the tap is held
in a swinging
to the tailstock
so that, when
in use, the center fits into
the center hole
in the tap
the tap is in
position for use, it is located accurately
by the pin, which also prevents it from
When the tapping operation is
finished, it is only necessary to pull out
the pin and swing the holder aside.
How to Make a Tap Holder Plans