Originally Posted by Fishhook
Only try to cut about 1/4 turn each time before you back the tap and clear the chips. Use plenty of oil, your taps should last for yrs. Also be sure to start with the proper size hole. Auto parts stores usually have some taps on hand..
This. I have taps that have lasted for over a decade - non-professional use.
Two Weber daisy wheel kettles A: 1979 P: 1993, and an unused ECB