KBC Tools' SpeedTaps

KBC Tools' SpeedTaps

July 28, 2022

KBC Tools & Machinery


SpeedTaps were created by an industrial metal worker who saw the value in cutting out unnecessary steps in the repetitive nature of the production process, while reducing the tools needed to do the job. Ultimately Speedtaps bring the utmost in efficiency to those who tap and install bolts in production, service, or on-site methods.  It reduces the largest cost on most projects which is the time and cost of labor.

  • It starts with M2 steel - the result is a heavy-duty quality tap made in Canada
  • SpeedTaps are meant to be driven by an impact gun along with an impact socket, for through-hole applications allowing the user to quickly move the tap through the material as the impact gun does its work.
  • The taps are designed with an aggressive starting pitch to catch and start cutting faster than traditional taps
  • This eliminates the use of hand tools like tap wrenches which are bulky, cumbersome and take time to line up and get started
  • The socket size used on the impact gun is the same size socket (hex head) of the bolts being installed – no need to have another tool install bolts
  • Metal workers abroad have recognized and adapted quickly – metal fab shops, steel erectors, structural steel, welders, machine shops
  • When you add it all up – you have a time savings of 14X


“This is such a brilliant idea that it appeals to everyone involved,” says David Zagar, VP of KBC Tools & Machinery. “When the folks in the field figure how simple this is to use, they will wonder how they lived without it, and when those who oversee keeping costs down see this in action, well, it becomes an easy decision to make.  SpeedTaps will become a standard way of tapping holes in every “through-hole” operation, it just a matter of time.”