September 15, 2022
SpeedTaps Increase Efficiency, Cut Time on the Job

SpeedTaps are an ingenious invention created by an industrial metal worker who saw the value in cutting out unnecessary steps in the repetitive nature of the production process, while at the same time reducing the number of tools needed to do the job. Ultimately this new item brings the utmost in efficiency to those who tap and install bolts in production, service or on-site methods.  It reduces the largest cost on most projects – which is the time and cost of labour.

  • It starts with M2 steel - the result is a heavy duty quality tap that is Made in Canada
  • SpeedTaps are meant to be driven by an impact gun along with an impact socket, for through-hole applications allowing the user to quickly move the tap through the material as the impact gun does its work.
  • The taps are designed with an aggressive starting pitch to catch and start cutting faster than traditional taps
  • This eliminates the use of hand tools like tap wrenches which are bulky, cumbersome and take time to line up and get started
  • The socket size used on the impact gun – happens to be the same size socket (hex head) of the bolts being installed – no need to have another tool install bolts – it’s right there!
  • Metal workers abroad have recognized and adapted quickly – metal fab shops, steel erectors, structural steel, welders, machine shops, trades people have become rabid fans of this time saver
  • When you add it all up – you have a time savings of 14X, it’s a no brainer – once you use SpeedTaps you will never go back

David Zagar, VP of KBC Tools & Machinery, says, “This is such a brilliant idea that it appeals to everyone involved.  When the folks in the field figure how simple this is to use, they will wonder how they lived without it, and when those who are in charge of keeping costs down see this in action, well, it becomes an easy decision to make.  SpeedTaps will become a standard way of tapping holes in every “through-hole” operation, it just a matter of time.”

Related Glossary Terms

  • pitch


    1. On a saw blade, the number of teeth per inch. 2. In threading, the number of threads per inch.

  • sawing machine ( saw)

    sawing machine ( saw)

    Machine designed to use a serrated-tooth blade to cut metal or other material. Comes in a wide variety of styles but takes one of four basic forms: hacksaw (a simple, rugged machine that uses a reciprocating motion to part metal or other material); cold or circular saw (powers a circular blade that cuts structural materials); bandsaw (runs an endless band; the two basic types are cutoff and contour band machines, which cut intricate contours and shapes); and abrasive cutoff saw (similar in appearance to the cold saw, but uses an abrasive disc that rotates at high speeds rather than a blade with serrated teeth).

  • tap


    Cylindrical tool that cuts internal threads and has flutes to remove chips and carry tapping fluid to the point of cut. Normally used on a drill press or tapping machine but also may be operated manually. See tapping.

  • tapping


    Machining operation in which a tap, with teeth on its periphery, cuts internal threads in a predrilled hole having a smaller diameter than the tap diameter. Threads are formed by a combined rotary and axial-relative motion between tap and workpiece. See tap.

  • through-hole


    Hole or cavity cut in a solid shape that connects with other holes or extends all the way through the workpiece.