Tap Holders


Tension/Compression Tap Holders (ACTH)

Ideal for CNC machines without rigid tapping. Eliminates over/undersized tapped holes or damaged threads due to pushing or pulling.

  • Axial compensation
  • Adjustable tension compression ratio
  • Quick change

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Tension/Compression with Radial Float Tap Holders (LCTH)

The LCTH tap holder is designed with axial and radial compensation.

  • Available with a Straight, ACME or Morse Taper shanks
  • Adjustable centering pressure
  • Available in full tension, tension & compression or full compression
  • Quick change

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Close Center Tap Holders (CCTH)

The CCTH is a quick change size specific tap holder. The small O.D. allows this holder to be used when a standard holder is too large.

  • Available in rigid or with tension
  • Order with a TMS-EXT Extension for additional reach
  • Straight shank option coming soon

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Cartridge Style Tap Holder with Tension (CSTH-T)

  • Compact design
  • Use with an end mill holder or in a tool block
  • Quick change

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Tap Adapters

TM Smith Tool offers the largest selection of quick change tap adapters available on the market.

  • Standard ball drive or tang drive adapters
  • Adjustable length adapters with tension and/or compression
  • Adapters range from #6 to 2″
  • Available for ANSI, DIN, ISO and JIS standards
  • Extensions available for fixture or part clearance
  • Through coolant design
  • ER collet style adapters for tapping and reaming
  • Interchangable with most Bilz style holders
  • Specials available for non standard shank & square combinations

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