Drilling Tools

The Whole Picture in Holemaking

Today’s holemaking techniques need to be more efficient than ever to meet greater demands and closer tolerances. Ultimately, the tool — and its application — matter. For optimal success, it's time to see the whole picture.
Drilling Tools: Articles

How New Spindle Connection Maximizes Metal Removal

KM4X with cutter
From Weakest Link to Machining Superstar: The new KM4X™ design from Kennametal can perform from low-speed/high torque to high-speed/low torque when milling, drilling, and turning a wide range of materials to get the absolute most out of your production equipment.


Drilling Tools: Industry News

North American Tool VP Receives Award

Bernie Bowersock received the Golden Eagle, which recognizes his valuable contribution and longstanding service to the industrial supply industry. 
Bernie Bowersock received the ISA Golden Eagle Award for service and industry contributions.

Sandvik Coromant Appoints Eduardo Martin as President of Market Area Americas 

“I look forward to working with a very talented and dynamic team. From Argentina to Canada, one of our greatest strengths in the Americas is our people."Edward Martin, Sandvik Coromant
Sandvik Coromant recently appointed Eduardo Martin as president of Market Area Americas (MAA).

Sandvik Acquires Remaining Shares in Precorp

"Precorp's long-term strategy for growth in the Aerospace segment is in line with Sandvik's strategy and now we will work even more integrated to generate innovative solutions for our customers."Richard Garrick, president of Precorp.
Sandvik Coromant has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining 51 percent of shares in Precorp Inc.


Drilling Tools: Products

Exchangeable-Tip Drill Now Available for Stainless Steel

This design optimizes grade and geometry for steel to ensure hole quality for the intermediate hole-tolerance area of IT9-IT10. The drill is available in diameter range10.00 mm through 26.65 mm (0.394 in through 1.049 in) and lengths up to 8X drill diameter as standard. Each drill body has a unique interface size with matching tips to achieve hole tolerances of H9 through H10.
The CoroDrill 870 from Sandvik Cormant makes holes more efficiently and closer to required specifications required so they are better equipped for subsequent operations.

Inserts Provide the Optimum Drilling Solution for Heat Exchanger Industry

Walter new Xtra·tec Point Drill Inserts (Left to right P6001—Universal WPP45C, P6001 Universal WXP45 and P6003—Specialist WMP35) boost performance and quality particularly in heat exchanger applications.
Walter’s new Xtra·tec Point Drill Inserts boost performance and quality with their precision ground geometry, self-centering point geometry, and stabilizing margins.

Hole New Ways to Make Money

The Rekord DZBF Series Tap eliminates the formation of long continuous chips that commonly occur when tapping carbon steels, alloy steels, and austenitic stainless steels.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
With so much of your time spent on drilling, reaming, boring and threading holes, lowering your cost per hole plays a big role in raising your profitability. Here are some of the newest tools to help you improve your holemaking productivity.