Machine taps are cutting tools used to create threads in holes. They are classified according to the type of material they are made from, such as high-speed steel, cobalt steel, or carbide. Machine taps come in a variety of sizes and styles, and they can be used for both hand tapping and machine tapping.

Machine tap accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common cause is human error, such as when an operator fails to properly align the tool with the workpiece. They can also happen if the machine is not properly secured and someone bumps into it. Sometimes, metal chips can get lodged in the tap and cause it to break. The cutting fluid pressure can cause serious problems if it is not properly set. If the cutting fluid pressure is too high, it can cause the tap to break.  Also if the spindle speed is too high, it can cause the tool to chatter and break. Improperly sharpened or damaged tools could also cause an accident. Other causes include mechanical problems with the machine itself or with the cutting tool.

If you have been injured by a machine tap, contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and options, and can provide guidance through the legal process.