Frequently Asked Questions

The answers to many questions you may have about North American Tool and its products can often be found in the answers below.

Tap Hole Size Calculator: An invaluable app for tapping applications, the Tap App Calc® is designed for smartphones with a 3-in-1 calculator app featuring a dedicated calculator for recommended hole sizes when tapping various materials, a trigonometry calculator, and a standard calculator for fast and easy on-the-job calculations. The Tap App Calculator is an intuitive app that calculates the exact hole size for tapping applications and subsequent closest drill size when tap size and other parameters are entered. When entering tap details, user can select key categories such as type of tap, tap size and pitch, and required percent of thread. The app also provides torque and horsepower recommendations based on the type and size of tap, material being tapped, spindle RPM and tap style (hand, spiral point, spiral flute). A partner branding program is available with your logo and contact information. Email: solutions@natool.com for more information on co-op branding opportunities. To view our product flyer, click here.

Our Apps can be found here.

Thread Tap App®: Thread Tap App® is an integrated software/’App’ solution that intelligently features the North American Tool catalog sections covering inch sizes, metric sizes and taps made to custom specifications. An intuitive Product Finder allows users fast and effective tool selections including taps, dies and thread gages. Tooling selections are based on parameters such as tool size, material to be machined, coating recommendations, speeds and feeds data, and other pertinent engineering information. The Thread Tap App also features a quote manager function and hole size calculator when specifying tooling for your applications. This app is a complete interactive catalog at your fingertips on Cloud and Mobile platforms. Cloud version works in any web browser, and can be accessed at: http://apps.natool.comThe mobile version is available for download at the App Stores. To view our product flyer, click here: Thread Tap App Flyer

Tap Designer®: Thread Tap Designer® makes custom tap design easy. This app intelligently guides the user through the process of collecting important tap application data. It provides a complete design environment with 2D and 3D visualizations. Expedited quotes can be requested sending all job and design information directly to North American Tool’s customer service and design team. The Tap Designer app is compatible with the iPhone, Android phones, iPad, Android tablets, desktop computers and most devices with a modern internet browser and can be accessed at: https://threadtap.app. 

No software installation is required. A partner branding program is available to registered users with your logo and contact information.

Email: solutions@natool.com for more information on co-op branding opportunities. To view our product flyer, click here: Thread Designer App Flyer

Office hours are 7:00 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

We suggest that you contact your local NATool distributor or manufacturer’s representative first who may be able to review your threading application if needed. In addition, North American Tool has Thread Tool Engineers/Tool Designers on staff to offer immediate assistance on any tapping application you may have. Feel free to contact our customer service department (800.872.8277 or 815.389.2300) when the need arises.

North American Tool’s Tru-Flo® thread forming taps have been an industry standard for years, and are available in a range of popular inch and metric sizes. For more information, view our thread forming taps flyer.

For more information, view our products page under Special Taps

Yes, North American Tool accepts American Express, MasterCard and VISA.

Yes, North American Tool offers helical flute, solid carbide thread mills in popular inch and metric sizes. For more information, check out our thread mill page here.

For technical/applications support, contact Customer Service. North American Tool also manufactures polygon thread mills for multi-spindle screw machines with threading attachments.

For more information, check our products page.

Literature on these products can be viewed or downloaded here.

Yes, North American Tool manufactures polygon thread mills for multi-spindle screw machines with threading attachments. These polygon thread mills are manufactured to customer specifications based on the threading requirements of the application. Contact us to discuss your requirements. For more information, check our products page.

Literature on these products can be viewed or downloaded here.

North American Tool offers Cost Cutter® combination drill and tap tools in popular decimal-inch and metric sizes. Literature on these products can be viewed or downloaded here.

For more information, view our products page under Special Taps.

We will ship your order per YOUR shipping instructions. We use major carriers who are the most trusted in the business.

We will ship international orders per customer instructions.

North American Tool Corporation is registered and conforms to the Management System Standard ISO 9001:2015. To view our certificate, click here.

From I-90/I-39, take Hwy. 75 West (South Beloit Exit). Follow 75-West through South Beloit (Gardner St.) to Hwy. 2/Hwy. 75 (Blackhawk Blvd.) and turn left. Travel 2 blocks on  Blackhawk Blvd. and turn right on Elmwood Ave. to North American Tool Corporation.

Yes. We offer an excellent product called “Smart Cut”® which is available in 16 oz., 1 gal., 5 gal., and 55 gal. containers. Smart Cut® is an environmentally smart tapping and drilling fluid that will significantly extend tool life, while providing a superior finished cut. For additional details, contact the Customer Service Department at (800.872.8277 or 815.389.2300) or you can view or download a product flyer on Smart Cut in our Product Literature section of this website.

For more information visit our Smart Cut page.

Yes, a variety of coatings are available. Contact our Customer Service Dept. for price and delivery details. Click here for more information.

Yes. Details can be found in the Policies link of the Our Products section.

Yes, literature can be viewed online, downloaded as PDF files or some literature can be sent to you upon request. For more information, visit our product literature page.

Our taps can be specified in high speed steel (HSS), solid carbide (limited sizes), ‘Carb-I-Sert’® carbide insert (limited sizes) and ‘HSSE’ which is a premium steel with particle metallurgy composition. Contact our Customer Service Dept. if desired material is not listed.

Yes, we will accept orders from end users when they agree to send confirming orders to a recognized NATool distributor of their choice.

Yes. As mentioned above, North American Tool offers high performance solid carbide taps (size range: #0-80 through 3/4”-16; Metric: M3 X 0.5 through M12 X 1.75); and Carb-I-Sert® carbide inserts in a H.S.S. body, (3/8”-18 through 1-1/2”- 6). You can view or download a product flyer on carbide and carbide-insert taps in our Product Literature section of this website. For more information, visit our products page under Special Taps.

Literature on these products can be viewed or downloaded here.

Yes. North American Tool does business in numerous countries. For information on our international distributors, check our distributor locator page:

Yes. We ‘specialize in specials’, and have tool designers on hand to offer design expertise or work from your blueprint specifications. We’ll design and manufacture top quality special taps that meet your exact requirements in as few as 7-10 days, depending on the specialty of design and quantity ordered. View our Blueprint Special Taps literature here.

North American Tool offers an entire line of metric taps, dies and gages.  View our Metric Taps literature here.

We guarantee all of our products to be of the utmost quality, manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015 registered facility with standard industry tolerances and dimensions, and consistent with customer-specified design specifications. Should the need arise to return any cutting tools, please contact our customer service department (800.872.8277 or 815.389.2300) for authorization. A restocking charge may apply.

Yes, thread plug and ring gages, as well as cylindrical plug and ring gages are available in a variety of sizes, types and styles. To view our thread gages literature click here.

If you have any questions that we didn’t cover please submit them through our Contact Form

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