Fabrication


Tap Drill Size JavaScript Calculator

General Formula (65% - 75% Thread)

Drill Hole Size   Nominal or Basic
Diameter
  Pitch  
= -
     

American Unified Thread Form

Drill Hole
Size (in)
  Outside
Diameter (in)
  Percent
Full Thread
(decimal)
  Threads
per Inch
   
= -  (  1.08254  × / )
   

American National Thread Form

Drill Hole
Size (in)
  Outside
Diameter (in)
  Percent
Full Thread
(decimal)
  Threads
per Inch
   
= -  (  1.299  × / )
   

ISO Metric Threads

Drill Hole
Size (mm)
  Outside
Diameter (mm)
  Percent
Full Thread
(decimal)
  Pitch (mm)    
= -  (  1.08254  × × )
   

Cold Form Tapping

Drill Hole
Size (in)
  Outside
Diameter (in)
  Percent
Full Thread
(decimal)
  Threads
per Inch
   
= -  (  0.6800  × / )
   
Drill Hole
Size (mm)
  Outside
Diameter (mm)
  Percent
Full Thread
(decimal)
  Pitch (mm)    
= -  (  0.6800  × × )
   

Notes

Calculating Nominal Diameter of a Number Screw
Nominal
Diameter (in)
  Screw Number    
=   ( ×  0.0130  )  +  0.0600
   
Calculating Pitch
Pitch ( )     Threads per Inch  
= 1  /
   
Calculating Threads per Inch
Threads per Inch     Pitch ( )  
= 1  /
   
Basic Diameter
The basic diameter is a numerical value used to describe the theoretical exact diameter.
 
Nominal Diameter
The nominal size is the designation which is used for the purpose of general identification.
 
Outside Diameter
The outside diameter is the largest diameter of a straight screw thread. The term has been replaced by "major diameter" which applies to both internal and external threads.
 

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Page author: Dawn Rorvik (rorvikd@evergreen.edu)
Last modified: 12/08/2003