Quality Statement

Quality Chaser Company has a proud history of manufacturing and marketing
performance engineered threading tools. To ensure that we maintain the highest
standards of excellence, we have set the following objectives:

1px (1K) 100% On-Time Delivery

Zero Defects

100% Customer Satisfaction

We aspire to these goals through pride in our work, teamwork with others, and
a commitment to compliance with our ISO-9001 Quality System.

Firth Brown Solid Taps
Quality Chaser Company is pleased to announce an agreement to represent Firth Brown Tools.

Firth Brown has been manufacturing exceptional tooling in Cambridge, Ontario since 1921. Their tools are designed and engineered on-site under ISO 9001 quality certification guidelines.

Primary products of the Firth Brown Company are solid high-speed steel pipe taps, nib taps, bent shank and spiral point taps. A variety of premium material options and surface treatments are also available. These special taps are used in applications such as automotive, lead-free brass valves and fittings, pipe and fastener couplings, construction grade nuts and other demanding applications where high production and superior performance are required.

You can submit a Request for Quote on the E-Mail page, or...

Contact our Customer Service for quoting requirements and details.

Version 1.4 of Quality Chaser's colorful Product Guide on CD-ROM includes the most up-to-date information available, plus:

  • More products
  • More helpful information
  • More convenience

Visit the E-Mail page and request your free copy today.

You can also download a copy right now from the Download page.

Quality Chaser offers Oster style dies in a broad range of symbols and sizes.

Further information can be found on the Oster page, or get a copy of our Oster Product Guide in .pdf format from the Download page.

... or just give us a call.

Tip of the Month
Thread chasing has been and continues to be the most effective and economical way to produce screw threads. This process has evolved through the years, and its success can be attributed to innovative machine and machine tool design, CNC controls, improved cutting fluids, and advances in high speed steel and cutting tools. The thread cutting tradition continues in all parts of our world and has a secure future here in the new millennium.

The alternative to thread cutting is a "roll forming" process. Thread rolling is a chipless process that has both advantages and disadvantages. Because there is no chip removal during the thread rolling cycle, the blank must be sized to the approximate pitch diameter prior to rolling. For class-two threads, the blank must be held to within .0015. The tolerance is less than .001 for class-three.

Rolling to a shoulder is difficult because of the skewed angle of the rolling dies. Because of "work hardening" and material metallurgy, some material can not be rolled successfully. Axial elongation factors should be considered for each material. Perishable tool costs are also higher for the rolling process.

Let's consider the advantages of both processes:

Chasing Rolling
Regrindable chasers Velocity - 100 SFM +
No blank preparation Thread strength
Thread close to shoulder Work hardening
Ease of short run changeover 32 Microinch or better finish
Economical tool costs Chipless
Surface treatments improve life Consistency due to blank prep
Special & coarse pitch thread forms
Most material can be thread cut successfully

These are some of the factors to consider when deciding whether to cut or roll. Where a question exists as to which method is best, it is important to consult with a suitable source and submit the application details to consider both options.

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