Attaching Taps with Screws
Screws--Flat Head Wood Screws, 1/2" long
Stevens Stompers need size #2 screws
Bell Tap Heels need size #2 screws
Bell Tap Toes need size #4 screws
Small Screw Driver
Taps & Shoes
1. Place the taps where you want them and trace around them with a pen or pencil. Toe taps should be placed slightly in from the front tip of the shoe, not quite flush with the edge. A buck tap flange will rest lightly against the tip of the toe. Heel taps are also placed slightly in from the edge of the shoe. Taps should cover most of the toe and heel area but not extend beyond the edge of the shoe.
2. Position and screw in each tap. Start with the screws closest to the tip of the toe and back edge of heel. Do not completely tighten screws until all of them are in place.
3. Tighten screws until taps are tight against the shoe and screw heads are recessed below the surface of the tap. Make sure tips of screws can not be felt inside each shoe.