21 January 2008

What can you do with a broken tap? Make a center punch!

Break a tap? Don't want to waste it?

A tap is made of hardened steel, and can last you many more years as a center punch.

Put the old tap in your lathe / drill press / whatever, and grind it to a 60deg point.

Since this was a pretty short tap, I drilled a hole into the end of a 5/16 rod and inserted the punch.

It works great.

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