What size drill bit do you use for 1/4 20 tap?
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Besides, what size drill bit do I use for 1/4 20 tap?
You can get away with a 1/8 inch drill for a 1/4-20 tap in a pinch.
Beside above, what size drill bit do I use for a 5/16 tap? OBW0549. Looking at the "Tap Drill Chart" section at the bottom, they recommend an "F" drill for a 5/16"-18 fastener. Then, looking up above at the "Decimal Equivalent Chart" section, an "F" drill measures 0.257", about halfway between 1/4" and 17/64".
Also asked, what size drill bit do you use for a 1/4 pipe tap?
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Can you use a tap in a drill?
You can preload the spring center with some pressure and then turn the tap handle by hand. The drill press is just keeping things in alignment. Continue tapping until you have a number of threads and then the drill press has done its job and you can go freehand.