Located in Milwaukee, WI, Balax, Inc. is a privately held corporation, known for pioneering an unparalleled design for cold forming taps, featuring “Lead Form Geometry Correction,” a process which reduces tapping torque by creating lead threads on pitch. Balax has also added other metalworking tools to its product line, including Thredshaver Cutting Taps, Miniature Thread Gages, and Roughing End Mills. All of their manufacturing is done in-house, and they also maintain a dully equipped laboratory to test new design concepts for tapping torque, tapping speed, tool geometry, coolant or lubrication performance, pre-tap hole sizing, and material compatibility.


Coolant Thru Taps
Cutting Taps
Forming Taps
Thread Gages

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