How To Break A Tap & Other Ramblings


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  • Gordon Xu
    Gordon Xu  10 hours back

    This is very educational and fun to watch. Logical thinking is always my favorite

    • Cody Avant
      Cody Avant  1 days back

      lol that breaking the tap at the end

      • Connor King
        Connor King  2 weeks back

        Alternative title: HOW TO BREAK TAPS FAST!

        (With a clickbait thumbnail)

        • rmkscrambler
          rmkscrambler  2 weeks back

          The drive lugs are more like safely lugs their only used to protect the spindal if you were to over power the holding power of the taper. For the most part your taper always does the work.

          • Seth Miller
            Seth Miller  2 weeks back

            How do you know I'm bored? Well, I'm re-watching and commenting on a TOT video from last decade!
            Thoughts: ISO 30 with thread, but missing drive flange are for bolting on tools which have a drive flange integrated into the tool? Don't ask me why that'd be advantageous (it would drive the tool directly and not rely on the connection between tool and tool holder) or where you'd find such a tool. However... one could make such a tool? Perhaps an adapter for a tapping head which would have a removable drive flange keyed to a shoulder above which is a serendipitously sized thread? Like maybe the shoulder is a "double D" shape and the drive flange has a corresponding double D inside it? Such an adapter would possibly remove the thickness of a collet's nut from the total length of the tapping head.

            • Vanargand
              Vanargand  3 weeks back

              Tap dat ass.

              • wdc c
                wdc c  3 weeks back

                @This Old Tony what is the square insert tool on the left of the shot at 24:07? It looks like you can use it for turning and facing? Want to get me one of those.

                • J. Frank Parnell
                  J. Frank Parnell  4 weeks back

                  6-32 FTW.

                  • Richard hawkins
                    Richard hawkins  4 weeks back

                    It is for a shell mill

                    • Frannie
                      Frannie  1 months back

                      no no no! you spell relief, ROLAIDS. hahahaha..

                      • Techno127
                        Techno127  1 months back

                        Looking at those weird taper tool holders, my guess would be that they do hold a face mill and the spindle dogs fit directly into the slot atop the face mill. That seems like a really neat idea, more rigidity and a couple more inches gained on the Z axis just cause the tool is shorter with no shank

                        • Hans Moleman
                          Hans Moleman  1 months back

                          If only Nicholas Cage had a quill.

                          • Stephen Box
                            Stephen Box  1 months back

                            Cut your taps down in length and Walla😯

                            • oli brown
                              oli brown  1 months back

                              #littlelathes , glad it tasted great..

                              • izzyzilla80
                                izzyzilla80  2 months back

                                Look up hebo hole drilling machine

                                • Glenn Edward
                                  Glenn Edward  2 months back

                                  I use a solid 4130 tool post. Much better until you need a compound.

                                  • Jonathan Matear
                                    Jonathan Matear  2 months back

                                    DRO are for losers. Your going to the dark side tony.
                                    I’m a CNC programmer/setup/operator. Repeatability is 0.0002”.
                                    When you set up for 10,000 parts it’s got to be that close.
                                    What you do is way more important, teaching people to think.

                                    • Iain Walker
                                      Iain Walker  2 months back

                                      The drive of taper tooling should go through the tapered surface itself, not the pockets on the holder. Same idea with Morse tooling the taper provides the drive surface, not the tang.

                                      • Grant
                                        Grant  2 months back

                                        Personally I get a kick out of watching you cold blue stuff because I'm a gunsmith. I wanna see if I'm the only one who gets horrible results and what I'm doing wrong.....

                                        • Sharpeyed Watcher
                                          Sharpeyed Watcher  2 months back

                                          I before E except after C

                                          • LordPadriac
                                            LordPadriac  2 months back

                                            The machine obviously does produce some work for you but it just seems like a truly terribly designed piece of equipment. It's like Harbor Freight went to the cheapest factory in China with an idea and then passed off the engineering plans to Home Depot engineers for tweaking before sending it to 1990s Craftsman for production. Everything about it just seems ass backwards.

                                            • Almontas Bolis
                                              Almontas Bolis  2 months back

                                              U ARE BEST

                                              • Falney
                                                Falney  2 months back

                                                I am the sort of person that could break a tap on wood.

                                                • Das TIER
                                                  Das TIER  2 months back

                                                  If I may quote a canadian fella here: "First we break the chip, then we break the tap."

                                                  • Jacob G
                                                    Jacob G  2 months back

                                                    Do I smell a quill-equipped spindle build in the future? I'm sure it could be done.

                                                    • PadE
                                                      PadE  2 months back

                                                      thank you for using both inch&mm, C&F degrees

                                                      • Rx7man
                                                        Rx7man  2 months back

                                                        I found I've had MUCH better luck just putting a tap in a handheld drill, done 1000's of holes in about the size shown with no problem..

                                                        • Rx7man
                                                          Rx7man  2 months back

                                                          Why would I watch this video? I know how to break a tap already!

                                                          • Stephen Box
                                                            Stephen Box  2 months back

                                                            Use your Lathe with a 4 jaw chuck or Collet.

                                                            • Michael Blair
                                                              Michael Blair  2 months back

                                                              I don't think you are as ignorant of this subject as I am , but I thought you might like to see a home experimenter (albeit a very knowledgeable and adept one) approach this subject of cryo-hardening. Check out this link

                                                              • Joseph Calvosa
                                                                Joseph Calvosa  2 months back

                                                                You don't seem your normal high caliber self. Been around any lead paint?

                                                                • Wesley P. Warren, PhD.
                                                                  Wesley P. Warren, PhD.  2 months back

                                                                  I'm not a machinist by any measure .... but I do know a thing or two ... this channel is great for my off the beaten trail adventures. I have sub'd for the curiosity of it. When I first heard your voice I was thinking to myself ... "self, did Allen Alden get a hobby." I swear your voice is reminiscent of his. you could double as a voice over stand in ... much like a stunt double but for audio work. Love the shows ... keep 'em coming.

                                                                  • Will Taylor
                                                                    Will Taylor  2 months back

                                                                    Ha aha ha ha

                                                                    • Dave Wolf
                                                                      Dave Wolf  3 months back

                                                                      Instead of ALE, could you set it to IPA?

                                                                      • David Hume
                                                                        David Hume  3 months back

                                                                        What song is this?

                                                                        • 58 Marine
                                                                          58 Marine  3 months back

                                                                          Sometimes, the compound will cause lathe chatter. If you dont need to move your compound for a particular job, lock it in place by tightening the gib, really tight. While you're at it, make sure the cross slide gib is snuggled up a little. If the tool post moves on you, take it off, clean and stone the mating surfaces. If you still have a problem, put some paper between the compound and tool post.

                                                                          • Stephen Farthing
                                                                            Stephen Farthing  3 months back

                                                                            “I’ve got no quill in my spindle” sounds like the lyrics to a Bessie Smith blues song :-)

                                                                            • David Martin
                                                                              David Martin  3 months back

                                                                              Dude... the amount of time i went watching your videos without actually subscribing... im ashamed of myself 😂

                                                                              • Lucas Jackson
                                                                                Lucas Jackson  3 months back

                                                                                “Slow down cowboy” 😂😂😂

                                                                                • lordmcted
                                                                                  lordmcted  3 months back

                                                                                  just mount you vise on springs, duh

                                                                                  • nalinux
                                                                                    nalinux  3 months back

                                                                                    I come on this channel mainly for the music.

                                                                                    • Terence M
                                                                                      Terence M  3 months back

                                                                                      I always had an inkling Tony had no quill in his spindle. Just seemed like that type of a guy at times. I could say i'm disappointed but with this being 2019 i guess we are all forced to accept people with no quills in their spindle lest we face the wrath of the politically correct crowd.

                                                                                      • Ryan Malin
                                                                                        Ryan Malin  3 months back

                                                                                        You could be a video editor for a living. You are that good

                                                                                        • Ryan Malin
                                                                                          Ryan Malin  3 months back

                                                                                          Looks like a viscous coupling. That grease is thick for a reason. It transfers the rotation with friction like a VLSD or viscous coupling

                                                                                          • JR Roloff
                                                                                            JR Roloff  3 months back

                                                                                            It seems to me that the weird clutch pack is just a really tiny viscous center differential. Some discs are attached to the input, some are attached to the output side. The grease is specially formulated to expand quickly as the plates shear through it, locking the plates to a greater or lesser degree. It reaches equilibrium fairly quickly, giving output torque with a decent reserve for when the tap hits a hard spot and needs a little rotational give. Make sense, or is that clear as diff grease?

                                                                                            • Joseph Lieberman
                                                                                              Joseph Lieberman  3 months back

                                                                                              Thanks for sharing / educating

                                                                                              • 755Fight
                                                                                                755Fight  3 months back

                                                                                                Looks like that big useless thing in the cabinet might be a line reactor. Basically a surge protector for delicate electronics. Looks like a cool project! I like the amount of detail you went into, and look forward to more!

                                                                                                • K Shred
                                                                                                  K Shred  3 months back

                                                                                                  Total newbie question here so please go easy on me: How did you centre the tap in the pre-drilled hole. In asking this question I am assuming that the part was at some stage removed and replaced in the vice between drilling and tapping. If not, then I think the answer is obvious - you just kept track of the hole positions and relied on the repeatability of the slide to reposition (accounting for backlash). Also, at 9:50, it appears that the tap is not running true. Is there a little bit of play in the tapping head that allows it to self-align ?