A Case For Carbide: A Practical User's Guide to Carbide Taps

North American Tool offers carbide taps in UN and Metric sizes as well as straight and NPT/F Pipe and STI Standards. A wide range of styles and features, including straight flute, spiral flute, spiral point, and forming taps are available, as well as a full line of surface coatings such as TiN, TiCN, and TiALN for increased performance and life.

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North American Tool Announced the Launch Thread Tap App Cloud®

Thread Tap App Cloud® replaces the Desktop version and offers a completely updated look and feel, powerful new features, and does not require any software installation.

Thread Tap App Cloud® includes new product photos and drawings, enhanced application notes and engineering data, and an improved product finder.

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Straight Talk on Spirals: Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps

Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps

Tapping 101: Spiral Flute vs. Spiral Pointed Taps

Let's talk Spirals - not the ones quarterbacks throw for touchdowns or the swirling stream down your kitchen sink, but spirals when it comes to tapping. 

The most common use of the term "spiral" is either when describing the flute configuration or the point geometry of the tap.

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What’s so Special about Taps Made in USA?

Special Taps Made in USA

“Made in USA” is not just a slogan—it’s a way of life at North American Tool.  Our entire organization is dedicated to producing specialty cutting tools held to high American standards of quality; a level of quality that our Distributors request and their customers demand.

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North American Tool Senior Vice President, B.V. Bowersock, Receives Golden Eagle Award from ISA

Bernie Bowersock

North American Tool Corporation has announced Bernie Bowersock, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, as recipient of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) Golden Eagle Award for his years of service and significant industry contributions.

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North American Tool to Exhibit at IMTS 2014

Tap Hole Size Calculator

North American Tool Corporation will display their line of made-to-order special taps and popular special taps at the 2014 IMTS Show - Booth W-2474 in the Tooling Pavilion. At this year’s show, the company will feature its newly released Tap Hole Size Calculator, a mobile app for smartphones.

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Lori Sturdevant Promoted to Lead Tool Design and Technical Service Associate

Lori Sturdevant

North American Tool Corporation has announced the promotion of Lori Sturdevant to Lead Tool Design and Technical Service Associate.

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Thread Tap App Update Features Intuitive Hole Size Calculator

Hole Size Calculator

North American Tool has announced a significant upgrade to their Thread Tap App with the introduction of a powerful, fully featured Hole Size Calculator.

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North American Tool Launches New Website

NATool website

North American Tool Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its new fully-featured website,

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North American Tool Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence!

25 Years of Excellence

North American Tool Corporation, South Beloit, IL, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!  To commemorate this momentous occasion, North American Tool will be sponsoring the City of Beloit, WI fireworks on the Fourth of July. The company will host a company picnic at The Rotary River Center in Beloit’s Riverside Park on July 4th, inviting Associates and their families, retirees and others who have played key roles in the growth and success of the company.

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