The location of some holes to be tapped or cleaned out with a tap makes it impossible to use the normal length thread tap to do the job. You can buy long taps, but here is a very cheap and simple solution...
Make a simple extension with a piece of tube. This piece slides nicely over the tap body so I have slid it all the way down and then hammered flats in the tube to locate the square end of the tap...
Then drill a small hole in the other end and tap a piece of thin rod through it as a handle. The hole is two drill sizes smaller, so the handle is a very tight fit. Tap extension slides off the tap when you want to go back to a normal length.
Made up a special tool? Need advice on what tool? This is the forum for it...
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