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Tapping and Boring Tools

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Around 1483 one of the earliest machine tools was created. It was a screw cutting lathe which utilized direct mechanical control of the cutting path of the tool. There are two functions that are performed by all machine tools. The first one is constraining the workpiece, or holding it down into place. The second is providing guided movement of the machine parts. An important type of machining tool is a tapping tool. There are many different types of tapping tools available.

Some types of tapping tools available are the spiral point, the spiral flute, and the fluteless. Each of these types of tapping tools are for machine use and can be purchased through machine tool manufacturers. A spiral point is ideal for tapping through