Industrial Pro® Cutting Tools

Heavy duty drill bits that are designed to support a wide range of applications (e.g., everything from metal working operations to masonry) serving markets from the everyday do-it-yourselfer (DIY) to heavy industrial. These products are on the high-end of the typical DIYer’s requirements. Our drill bit offering is highlighted by an 8% Cobalt precision drill bit line. These bits are industrial grade and are considered “best in class”.

Cutting tools. This product category includes our Hacksaw and Hacksaw Blades and 8% Cobalt Bi-Metal Hole Saw offerings. Forney is one of a few suppliers offering Cobalt toothed hole saws. These hole saws can be used in stainless steel applications. These can be used by all DIYers up to the professional who is willing to pay a little more than the common hacksaw or hole saw for quality, performance, and longevity.

Cutting fluids, mandrels, and accessories. We offer the DIYer and professional many complementary items for use with our main offerings (across several categories). These are designed to be used with other products to add ease of use, convenience, and/or accurate product functioning.

Taper Taps: 7-10 threads. Taper taps are the easiest types of taps for starting to thread a hole.

Tapered Pipe Taps: Suitable for tapping and cleaning out existing internal threads in pipes.

Plug Taps: 3-5 threads. Plug taps are the most common types of taps.

Bottom Taps: 1-2 threads. Bottom taps are used for continuing to thread a blind hole close to the bottom of the hole. Bottom taps are not recommended to start threading a hole.

Re-Threading Die: A re-threading die is used to re-thread the male portion of the mating part (i.e., the bolt). 

8% Cobalt Drill Bits

Cobalt increases the strength of the steel to reduce breakage and makes it more heat-resistant for hard metals. 8% Cobalt drill bits are also known as M42 drill bits. M42 is a molybdenum-series high-speed steel alloy with an additional 8% cobalt. It is widely used in metal manufacturing because of its superior red-hardness as compared to more conventional high-speed steels, allowing for shorter cycle times in production environments due to higher cutting speeds or from the increase in time between tool changes. 8% Cobalt drill bits are primarily used in the aerospace, oil, and power generation industries. M42 is also less prone to chipping when used for interrupted cuts and cost less when compared to the same tool made of carbide. Tools made from cobalt-bearing high speed steels can often be identified by the letters HSS-Co. They are great for drilling in hard stainless steel, high temperature, titanium, and other heat treated materials. 8% Cobalt content resist high temperature (such as from metal on metal), which keeps the drill cutting at temperatures where other drill bits would fail. 8% Cobalt drill bits also have low thrust design self-centering Split Point for easier penetration. They can be sharpened easily with cutting fluid while retaining their strength and durability. 135° Split Point so drills do not “walk” (tendency of any twist drill to wander in the direction of its rotation) when drilling. 

5% Cobalt Drill Bits

Cobalt increases the strength of the steel to reduce breakage and makes it more heat-resistant for hard metals. 5% Cobalt drill bits are also known as economy grade or M35 drill bits. M35 is similar to M2 alloy, but with 5% cobalt added. The addition of cobalt increases heat resistance. M35 is also known as HSSE or HSS-E. Composition of M35 provides an excellent combination of hardness and toughness, resulting in a very strong wear resistant grade. Excellent self-centering capabilities improve all aspects of hole quality and positional accuracy. Bit geometry combines continuous relief grinding and chisel thinning which reduces thrust forces when drilling and is particularly beneficial for drilling materials that resist cutting and create high temperatures (metal on metal), such as stainless steels. Low thrust forces promote longer tool life and reduced spindle forces. M35 is the most common high speed steel in Europe. They can be sharpened easily with cutting fluid while retaining their strength and durability. 118° split point so drills do not “walk” (tendency of any twist drill to wander in the direction of its rotation) when drilling.

High Speed Steel Left Hand Twist Jobber Length Drill Bits

The length of a bit determines how long a hole can be drilled, and also determines the stiffness of the bit and accuracy of the resultant hole. Twist drill bits are available in standard lengths, referred to as Stub-length or Screw-Machine-length (short), the extremely common Jobber-length (medium), and Taper-length or Long-Series (long). High Speed Steel withstands higher temperatures without losing its temper (hardness). 118° split point so drills do not “walk” (tendency of any twist drill to wander in the direction of its rotation) when drilling. Split Point also reduces feed pressure and allows for easier penetration without work hardening.

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