DIES - Continued
ROUND SPLIT ADJUSTABLE DIE
The round split adjustable die (1), or button die, may be
adjusted through the screws on the holder. Adjustment
on the open type is done by turning the three screws on
the holder. One expands the die while the other two
compress the die. Adjustment of the screw type (2) is
done by turning a fine-pitch screw that either forces the
die jaws apart or allows them to spring together. The
round split adjustable dies are used to cut American
Standard Coarse and Fine Threads. A die holder or
handle is needed for proper operation of round split
THREAD CUTTER SET
USING A HAND TAP
The thread cutter set is made up of a combination of
taps, dies, diestocks, tap wrenches, guides, and screw-
drivers and wrenches for making adjustments. Thread
cutter sets are used for cutting internal and external
The following procedures may also be followed when
using a taper tap or a bottoming hand tap.
WEAR EYE PROTECTION.
Clamp a steel plate (1) securely in a vise (2). Drill
and ream a hole of desired size.
Select tap (3) and secure in tap wrench (4).
Apply cutting oil to the tap and the hole.