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ISMS™ is an Authorized Distributor for Balax Taps & Gages including Thredfloer Forming Taps, Thredlock Forming Taps, Thredshaver Cutting Taps, Carbide Inserted Taps & Thread Gages.

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Balax, Manufacturer of Forming Taps, Cutting Taps & Thread Gages
 

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Balax Offers Threading Solutions for Every Industry

Balax, Inc. is a privately held corporation located near Milwaukee in North Lake, Wisconsin. Founded in 1958, Balax pioneered a design for cold forming taps featuring "Lead Form Geometry Correction", a process which reduces tapping torque by creating lead threads on pitch. The new taps, called Thredfloers, were said to be "BALanced AXially", giving rise to the company's name, BALAX.

Thredfloer Taps, with their low torque capabilities, soon found acceptance among US manufacturers across the country. Balax has since added other metalworking tools to its product line, including Thredshaver Cutting Taps, and Thread Gages.

All manufacturing processes are done in house at Balax, including blank making, heat treating, shank and square grinding, fluting, thread grinding and surface treatments. Balax also maintains a fully equipped tapping laboratory to test new design concepts for tapping torque, tapping speed, tool geometry, coolant or lubrication performance, pretap hole sizing, and material compatibility.

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Balax Thredfloer Forming Taps

Balax Thredfloer Forming Taps
 

Balax Thredfloer Forming Taps

Advanced forming tap geometry. Chipless tapping, stronger threads, better thread gaging, stronger taps, longer tap life, more efficient production, & ideal for non-lead screw tappers.


Balax Thredshaver Cutting Taps

Balax Thredshaver Cutting Taps
 

Balax Thredshaver Cutting Taps

Material-specific cutting taps, engineered to provide maximum tap life results.


Balax Carbide Inserted Taps
Balax Carbide Inserted Taps
 
Balax Carbide Inserted Taps

The next generation of high performance taps. Made with carbide embedded thread sections to have the wear resistance of carbide while providing the core strength of H.S.S.


Balax Thread Gages

Balax Thread Gages
 

Balax Thread Gages

Precision ground taperlock thread gages. Superior metallurgy, superior accuracy, extra length feature, & certificate of inspection.


Balax Catalog - Taps & Gages
Balax Catalog

Download Entire Balax Catalog in PDF format

84 page catalog with products & technical information.

 


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