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Big Gator Tools V-Tap Guide, Standard Sizes 0-80 to 5/8"

Big Gator Tools V-Tap Guide, Standard Sizes 0-80 to 5/8"

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Benefits & Features

v-groove down the entire v-tapguide

flat base on v-tapguide

v-groove on tap guide

  sti-unc v-tapguide on metal threading


All V-TapGuides have a "v-groove" on the bottom of the guide. This groove allows work on corners or round surfaces. The entire groove is made of steel.

Flat Base

The Flat Base can be found of the bottom of all the V-TapGuides. This precision ground base can be used on flat surfaces.

All Steel

This American-made tool is 100% steel. The guides are all heat-treated for durability.

Embedded Numbers

Hole sizes are embedded into the steel. Durable and tough, no wear for these numbers. The American-steel will withstand shop use and help with accuracy.

sti-unc v-tapguide on metal threading

Hand tap accurately every time using the V-TapGuide

two tap guides, standard and metric
Standard or Metric Sizing Available

Currently there are (4) different V-TapGuides available: (1) Standard Size, (1) Metric Size, (2) Screw Thread Insert Type Taps - Course Thread and Fine Thread. Individual or in a Tap Set

  • All the same features
  • Standard or Metric Sizing
  • (4) V-TapGuides: Standard, Metric, Course Thread (Screw Thread Insert), Fine Thread (Screw Thread Insert)

Tapping made easy! Start every hole straight!

Take out the guess work when perfection is required

The Tap Guide is easy to use: place tap guide on the work surface, with the "v-groove" side resting on the surface. Insert the tap through the guide into the pre-drilled hole & turn it clockwise. The tap will then be aligning perpendicularly using the guide as the base; this will ensure a straight & accurately tapped hole. Every few turns, back the tap out counter-clockwise to clear the chips.

It's beneficial to hand tap because the tap resistance can be felt which can help prevent tap breakage

  • Use on flat surfaces, round parts or corners
  • 100% USA made steel - very durable
  • Heat-treated steel; no wear- and tear with taps
  • Embedded hole numbers to easily see numbers on top of V-TapGuide
  • Metal tapping, wood tapping, plastic tapping, etc.
  • Tap straight, every time! Light weight and can be used on job sites, field work, workshops, and many more!

3 Ways to Position the V-TapGuide - Corners, Round or Flat Materials

tap guide on cornered material

sti-unf on round material

sti-unf on flat metal material

Use on Corners

With the "V-Groove" bottom, the V-TapGuide can rest on corner-like pieces. Tap and confidently know the threaded hole will be perpendicular.

Use on Round Pieces

The "V-Groove" bottom allows the tap guide to set on round stock. Starting every hole straight, will help prevent tap breakage.

Use on Flat Materials

The "Precision Ground Base" on the bottom of the V-TapGuide, this allows for the tap guide to be used on flat surfaces. Straight holes every time!

Tap Guide = V-TapGuide

What is a V-TapGuide?

A V-TapGuide is a tap guide that answers the call to accurately guide hand tapped threads on the inside of a hole to accept a machine screw or bolt. This portable, handheld, tap guide allows you to tap straight holes all of the times. For some projects, tapping straight is paramount. These guides eliminate guessing when perfection is required. Award-winning "v-groove" design by PTEN Innovation and Pro Tools Innovation Awards in 2013 & 2015. The "v-groove" allows tapping on corners and round stock. The precision ground base allows drilling on flat materials. 100% USA-made steel that's heat-treated for durability. Tap Straight - Every Time!

tap straight every time using the v-tapguide metric v-tapguide sti-unc v-tapguide on metal threading sti-unf on round material tap guide set, 4 v-tapguides The Ultimate Big Gator Set
Standard V-TapGuide Metric V-TapGuide STI-UNC V-TapGuide STI-UNF V-TapGuide Big Gator Tap Set The Ultimate Big Gator Set
USA made
How many tap holes? 9 9 9 9 36 117
Sizing Standard Sizing Metric Sizing Screw Thread Insert - Coarse Thread Screw Thread Insert - Fine Thread Standard, Metric, Coarse & Fine Thread (Screw Thread Insert Type Tap Guides) Drill Guides & Tap Guides in Standard & Metric Sizing
Tap sizes 32 Standard Ground Tap Sizes: 0-80, 1/64, 1-72, 2-56, 2-64, 3-48, 3-56, 4-36, 4-40, 4-48, 5-40, 5-44, 6-32, 6-36, 6-40, 8-32, 8-36, 8-40, 10-24, 10-32, 1/4-20, 1/4-28, 5/16-18, 5/16-24, 3/8-16, 3/8-24, 7/16-14, 7/16-20, 1/2-13, 1/2-20, 5/8-11,5/8-18" The tap guide holes are sized for ANSI Standard Ground Thread Metric Taps. The Metric V-TapGuide (9 holes) handles tap sizes: 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16mm. STI-UNC V-TapGuide handles 10 Unified Coarse Thread sizes (9 holes): 9/16-12, 1/2-13, 7/16-14, 3/8-16, 5/6-18, 1/4-20, 12/24, 10-24, 8-32, 6-32". STI-UNF V-TapGuide handles 9 Unified Fine Thread sizes (9 holes): 5/8-18, 9/16-18, 1/2-20, 7/16-20, 3/8-24, 5/6-24, 1/4-28, 10-32, 8-36". Various Sizes from 4 tools - see listing for exact sizes Various Sizes from 10 tools - see listing for exact sizes
Use on wood
Use on plastic
Use on metal
Brand/Manufacturer Big Gator Tools Big Gator Tools Big Gator Tools Big Gator Tools Big Gator Tools Big Gator Tools
Engraved Numbers
V-DrillGuides, drill straight all the time with these drill bit guides made of USA steel,

Have it ready in the toolbox....

when you need a tool, you need it! These steel tools will last for generations to come. The tap guides are a handy tool that's portable to fit into awkward angles and allows you to tap straight almost anywhere! For some projects, tapping straight is paramount. Various sizes available!

  • 90 degree V-groove along the bottom allows perpendicular alignment on round parts or corners.
  • Eliminate tap breakage due to improper alignment.
  • Automatically squares up the tap with the surface.
  • Portable, pocket size
Material Alloy Steel
Shank Type Round
Cutting Angle String 90 Degrees
Brand Big Gator Tools
Item Dimensions LxWxH 4.75 x 1.13 x 0.88 inches
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