Bowen Rotary Taper Taps are furnished in two types: Plain or Skirt type. Plain Taper Taps do not have a skirt thread provided on the shoulder. Skirt Type Taper Taps are threaded for a skirt. A skirt is used when the hole size is drastically different from the fish size. The taper tap can be dressed with a skirt or a skirt and oversize guide. This will allow for the taper tap to be guided into the fish more easily during the fishing operation.
NOTE: All skirt type taper taps are furnished with a thread protector. This will insure that the threads are not damaged if the taper tap is run in a fishing operation that does not require a skirt.
All Bowen Rotary Taper Taps are furnished with hardened wickers, designed to engage even the most difficult fish. The wickers are offered in a plain, water-tight, nonfluted design, if circulation is required below the stuck point, or a fluted type, designed to flush out the cuttings while engaging the fish.
NOTE: Nonfluted watertight wickers are furnished standard. Fluted-type wickers must be specified when ordered if required. Left hand wickers and tool joint furnished on request.