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!^^^ So often they are used incorrectly. Not saying the OP was, but good you brought it up. And the smaller the tap, the slower, gentler you're approach must be. To quote Gordon Ramsay, "Make love to it, don't fark it!"
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