Workshop Tools

Standard, light duty bits and fasteners are designed to support a wide range of applications (e.g., everything from metal working operations to drywall) serving markets from the everyday do-it-yourselfer (DIY) to light industrial. These are great for DIY but on the lower end of the typical professional’s requirements.

Tools. This includes our Angle Grinder, Hacksaw and Hacksaw Blades, and Chipping Hammer offerings. These can be used by DIYer's and the professional.

Workshop accessories. This product category includes Marking Utensils, C-Clamps and Files, Jigs, Levels, and Magnetizer/Demagnetizer, Pipe Cutting Guides, and Wire Springs.

Cutlery. This includes Forney® Bear & Sons® cutlery offering. Cutlery is popular with the military and law enforcement, in sporting goods, hunting and fishing, DIYer’s, survival needs (boy scouts, adventurers, camping, etc.), collectors, and for industrial needs.

Definitions

Hacksaws: Hacksaws are hand saws used for cutting materials such as metal or plastics. They can either be fixed or adjustable. A fixed frame will accept one size blade length while an adjustable frame will accept a range of blade lengths.

Hacksaw Blades: Hacksaw blades are the cutting blades fixed in a hacksaw frame. They have holes on each end that allow them to fit into the post of the frame. They can be set in four positions: up, down, left or right. Hacksaw blades are manufactured in standardized lengths with tooth counts ranging from 14 to 32 teeth per inch. Thin metal calls for finer teeth while thicker metal requires fewer teeth per inch.

Chipping Hammer: A chipping hammer is a hand tool used to remove welding slag from a weld and welding spatter from alongside welds.

Slag: Slag is a residue leftover from the welding process. During the welding process, the slag protects the hot metal from contaminants.

Torx™: Trademark for a type of head characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern developed by Camcar Textron. Torx™ is a registered trademark of Camcar division of Textron Inc.

Drill Bits

Silver & Deming Black & Gold 118° Split Point Drill Bits with 1/2” Shank

Silver & Deming Black & Gold 118° Split Point Drill Bits with 1/2” Shank are used on lathes, milling machines, drill presses and hand-held drills. They are suitable for stainless steel and high temperature allows. They are commonly used in maintenance departments, machine shops, construction environments, etc. Their black & gold surface treatment holds lubricant for smoother drilling. 118° Split Point so drills do not “walk” when drilling. Heavy-duty drill bits resist abrasion and have better accuracy than regular drill bits. Three flats on the shank provide a more positive tool holding in a variety of chucks. High Speed Steel to withstand higher temperatures without losing its temper (hardness).

Black & Gold 135° Split Point Drill Bit Set

These drill bits are used on lathes, milling machines, drill presses and hand-held drills. They are suitable for steel, cast iron and stainless steel. They are commonly used in hard metal drilling, automotive shops and machine shops. Their black & gold surface treatment holds lubricant for smoother drilling. 135° Split Point so drills do not “walk” when drilling. Heavy-duty drill bits resist abrasion and have better accuracy than regular drill bits. High Speed Steel to withstand higher temperatures without losing its temper (hardness).

Insert Bits

Square Recess Insert Bits

Square Recess Insert Bits are used on screwdriver-type hand tools, drill chucks, magnetic bit holders or pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used in decking, drywall, cabinetry, furniture, and mobile home and recreational vehicle industries. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Phillips Insert Bits

Phillips Insert Bits are used on screwdriver-type hand tools, drill chucks, magnetic bit holders or pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used for general purpose use around the home, shop or garage. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Phillips Drywall Insert Bits

Phillips Drywall Insert Bits are used on screwdriver-type hand tools, drill chucks, magnetic bit holders or pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used for drywall. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Phillips Reduced Diameter Insert Bits

Phillips Reduced Diameter Insert Bits are used on screwdriver-type hand tools, drill chucks, magnetic bit holders or pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used for drywall or installing particleboard screws. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Torx™ Insert Bits with 1/4” Hex Drive

Torx™ Insert Bits with 1/4” Hex Drive are used on screwdriver-type hand tools, drill chucks, magnetic bit holders or pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used in automotive and computer industries. They are also used in appliance assembly. They resist cam-out (screwdriver slips out of the head of the screw) better than Phillips head or slot head screws. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Power Bits

Phillips Power Bits

Phillips Power Bits are designed for use with high torque power tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used in mobile home and truck trailers. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Slotted (Flat Blade) Power Bits

Slotted (Flat Blade) Power Bits are designed for use in a power drill chuck and adapter. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used for decking, automotive, aviation, electronics and HVAC. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Limited Clearance Slotted Power Bits

Limited Clearance Slotted Power Bits are designed for use with hand tools, corded or cordless power tools and pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used in aircraft assembly, maintenance and throughout the aviation industry. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Square Power Bits

Square Power Bits are designed for use with hand tools, corded or cordless tools and pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used for cabinetry, decking, drywall and to meet other professional contractor needs. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Square Recess Power Bits

Square Recess Power Bits are designed for use with hand tools, corded or cordless tools and pneumatic tools. They are suitable for driving screws and other fasteners and are commonly used for cabinetry, decking and drywall. Their S2 modified tool steel construction allows the bit to retain ductility even in the hardened condition which enables it to perform in applications where shock impact is imparted to the alloy. They’re heat treated to 58-62RC to be shock-resistant and have increased durability. They are tested during the manufacturing stages for gauge fit, tolerance, and specification accuracy. Torque tested at final manufacturing stages to 120-150% above ANSI standards.

Forney Cutlery

  1. Made in the USA.
  2. Hollow ground blades. A hollow ground blade is a knife blade that has been ground down to create a characteristic concave, beveled edge along the cutting edge of the knife. This effect is accomplished by starting the grind below the midpoint of the knife, creating a small wedge with concave sides that is extremely sharp and very easy to care for.
  3. High carbon 440 rust resistant steel blades.
  4. All contact points are hand polished to ensure smooth operation.
  5. Tarnish-resistant nickel silver for bolsters.
  6. Thicker brass than industry standards to ensure quality products.
  7. Dated Dotted System. How the system works: Subtract the stars on the tang stamp from 2020 to get the year the knife was manufactured. This dotted system is ideal for the knife collector. It lets the collector determine when the pattern was manufactured.
  8. Everything from Bear & Sons is made in-house. The knives are worked by hand more than 80 times throughout the manufacturing process.

Cutlery Definitions

Bevel: Imagine the knife when it's just a rectangular stock: The knife maker puts the bar on the grinder at an angle and starts grinding an edge. This is a bevel. Technically, any plane taken out of the rectangular bar, along either side. Creation of the primary edge and the false edge typically involves a bevel.

Blade Spine: The blade spine typically refers to the thickest and fullest portion of the blade. On a single-edge flat-ground knife, blade spine always refers to the outermost back of the blade. On a classic dagger, the spine refers to the fullest-thickness part of the blade running straight down the middle. On knives with false edges, the term "spine" is used inconsistently. Technically, the spine would be the fullest and thickest part of the blade where the main bevel meets the false edge bevel. However, blade spine is often used to describe the back of the blade instead, right over the false edge.

Bolster/Guard: The thick piece of metal between the handle and blade. Typically found on fixed blade knives, the Bolster/Guard serves several purposes, adding weight, providing balance, and creating a comfortable resting place in the hand.

Bowie Knife: Any large, fixed blade knife with a blade ranging from 6 to 14 inches. The original namesake knife had a blade that was probably 9 inches long, with a sturdy guard projecting from both the top and bottom of the knife between blade and handle. Invented by Rezin Bowie and made famous by his brother, Jim, who died at the Alamo.

Butt/Butt Cap or Pommel: The end of a knife is located at the end of the handle, opposite the tip.

Caper: A knife designed to do the delicate work of skinning around the eyes and lips of trophy animals. This work is called caping because you remove the cape of the animal.

Edge: The sharpened part of the blade, from point to bolster. The edge can be straight, serrated, or a combination of the two.

False Edge: Many knives have beveling along the top in addition to the bottom sharpening bevel. Bevels on the top edge are referred to as a "false edge". The false edge can be either sharpened or not.

Gut Hook: The unique blade shape is ideal for opening the underside flesh of game during field dressing.

Handle: The handle envelops the tang and is usually fastened by rivets or encased in plastic or metal.

Kraton: A man-made material resembling rubber that can be molded into knife handles or handle parts to offer better gripping ability.

Lockback: A folding knife that has a lock release on the back of the handle and spring tension against the blade. When the knife is fully open, a tooth at the end of the spring drops into a cutout in the blade, thus locking the blade safely in place. Pressure from a spring keeps the blade from accidentally opening. Pushing the release lifts the tooth out of the cutout, allowing the knife to close.

Nail Mark: A groove cut into the back of the blade for the thumbnail to easily open the knife.

Pocket Clip: A clip intended to keep a knife or other tool at the top of the pocket for easy access.

Point: The very tip of the knife, the point should be sharp and relatively thin. It is used for making incisions, cutting, and carving.

Rockwell Hardness (Rc): The C scale is used for measuring the hardness of tool steels. The method involves pressing a diamond into the steel a precise distance. This scale is used and understood throughout the world.

Sheath: A method for carrying a knife, tool, light, etc., on your belt, pack or anywhere a strap is. Sheaths are made of ballistic nylon, leather, kydex and various other materials. Sheaths usually come with a Velcro or snap closure.

Serrated: Scallops in the edge that allow a sawing action; ideal for cutting things like seat-belts and plastic rope.

Tang: The part of the blade that runs from the bolster back into the handle (a full tang runs the entire length of the handle, while a half-tang only runs a part way).

Tip: The third of a blade's tapered end, opposite the handle.

Zytel: A thermoplastic material used in molding handles for knives; generally containing 25 to 50% chopped fiberglass or Kevlar fiber or carbon fiber.

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