We are looking at a production job that has significant number of 10-32 Spiralock threads in 316 Stainless. This thread profile is unique to Stanley Spiralock and requires their very expensive taps/thread gages. We don’t have any experience with this thread profile and are limited to the few different styles of taps they produce, due to the volume of holes we were leaning towards a cut tap vs thread mill. Appreciate feedback from anyone that has experience with tapping this thread:
-how well do the Stanely Spiralock taps work in stainless?
-does the thread gaging work like a regular go/nogo gage?
-any other tips with the Spiralock thread?
Thanks in advance for your assistance!