New Line of Machine Taps and Roll Form Taps Now Offered by KOMET Group

The BASS brand of HSS-E threading tools is now available through KOMET with a stocking program for U.S. and Canadian customers.



CHICAGO – March 12, 2012.  KOMET Group® is expanding its portfolio of threading tools with the addition of the BASS line of high-speed steel machine taps and roll form taps.


Designed and manufactured in Germany according to the highest quality standards, BASS threading tools provide high precision and reliable performance for all materials, and are offered in a wide range of sizes.


In partnership with BASS, KOMET has developed a stocking program in order to offer its customers a complement to its JEL® brand of solid carbide and PCD threading and milling tools. Attractively priced, the BASS HSS-E and HSS-E powdered metal (PM) grade machine taps and roll form taps provide excellent performance for medium to low volume production in all industries.


“With our JEL® product line, KOMET Group® offers one of the most advanced solid carbide threading solutions in the industry, both for tapping as well as for thread milling”, says Dr. F.- Hans Grandin, President/CEO, KOMET of America. “In 2012, we will focus on repeating the extraordinary success that KOMET Group® experiences in the threading arena in other high-end international markets here in North America. Rounding off the JEL®line with the BASS premium HSS taps is an integral element of this approach”.


The BASS machine and roll form taps are designed to: 


  • Reduce the cost per thread;
  • Maximize the end-product quality;
  • Optimize the threading process.


“The high-quality BASS tools will complete our portfolio of inch-size machine and roll form taps for the North American market”, adds Wolfgang Ruff, Vice President, Engineering for KOMET of America. “They represent a dependable solution for applications in almost all materials, and are offered at a price point that is right for the market”.


The BASS brand of tools is available through KOMET and its affiliated distributors for the U.S. and Canadian markets.




About KOMET of America, Inc.


KOMET of America, located in Schaumburg, Illinois, is the largest subsidiary of KOMET Group®, the global technology leader for metal cutting tools, tool concepts and complete solutions for hole making.  KOMET of America owes its rapid growth to its complete engineering services, extended manufacturing capabilities, and customer-centric creativity summarized in the TOOLS + IDEAS approach.  It provides innovative cutting tool solutions to the U.S. automotive, aerospace, energy, agricultural, and general internal machining industries. 


About KOMET Group


With its KOMET®, DIHART® and JEL® brands, KOMET Group® is a leading global manufacturer of precision tools for bore machining, reaming, and threading.  The group has been at the forefront of innovation in the sector for over 90 years - a tradition that began with the early indexable insert borers and continues today with their mechatronic tool systems.  The company currently employs approximately 1,600 staff in its 20 subsidiaries and is represented in more than 50 countries.