Toolmaker General has twisted two old favorites into a neat new product. While ratcheting tap handles have been around for a while, you don’t see many in use. They’re a bit contrary to the two turns in, one turn out mantra, but for through holes, they’re great. Reversible to allow for tapping left-hand threads and removal, they can save you a bit of time if you have a lot of holes to thread.
$40 from General’s website is a bit steep for one of these, but Production Tool Supply has an in-store manager’s special going right now, offering two sizes for $47, which isn’t bad for two high-quality tap handles.