Are you planning to tap a 5mm hole for a metric thread? Do you know the tap drill size for a 5mm tap? If not, then this blog post is for you!
Here, our engineers will discuss what a 5mm tap drill size is and its drill bit size. We will also look at what size hole you need for an M5 tap, and provide you with a metric tap and drill bit size table as a reference. Let’s get started!
What is a 5mm Tap Drill Size?
5mm tap drill size is the size of the hole that needs to be drilled when tapping a 5mm thread. This size is determined by the relationship between the drill bit size and the tap size.
When a 5mm tap is used, the hole that needs to be drilled is slightly smaller than 5mm, so that the tap can create a thread in the hole.
What Drill Bit Size Do I Need for a 5mm Tap?
The size of the drill bit you need for a 5mm tap depends on the type of tap you are using. If you are using a standard tap, then you need to drill a 4.4mm hole for the tap. If you are using a bottoming tap, then the hole size should be 4.2mm.
What Hole Size Do I Need For an M5 Tap?
The size of the hole that you need for an M5 tap is the same as for a 5mm tap, 4.4mm for a standard tap, and 4.2mm for a bottoming tap.
Metric Tap and Drill Bit Size Table
|Drill Size (Standard Tap)
|Drill Size (Bottoming Tap)
In this blog post, we discussed all the details you need to know about the 5mm tap drill size. We also provided a metric tap and drill bit size table as a reference. Make sure to follow the recommended drill bit size for the tap size you are using to ensure the threading process goes smoothly!