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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.

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Forney 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).

Forney 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.

Forney 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.

How to Use a Chipping Hammer

  1. 70600-1.jpgStart by identifying the appropriate safety equipment to use (i.e., gloves, safety goggles, long sleeves, etc.). Chipping hammers throw debris and dust which can be dangerous.

  2. Optional: Grease the chipping hammers chisel before use.

  3. Use the chipping hammer by carefully swinging and hitting the weld to shatter the slag. Tap the slag only hard enough to loosen the slag and avoid putting hammer marks in the new weld.

  4. To remove spatter, use the wide flat part of the chipping hammer and slide it across the spatter. A wire brush (either connected to the chipping hammer or purchased separately) can also be used to clean the weld. Remove as much excess particles as possible. Continue this process until the weld is completely clean.

  5. Clean your chipping hammer after the weld is clean. It is imperative to properly clean your chipping hammer after each job to increase its lifespan.

How to Cut Material Using a Hacksaw

  1. 21277-1.jpgStart by identifying the correct hacksaw blade for the material you would like to cut. For smooth cutting, it is ideal to select a blade that will have two or three teeth in contact with the material at all times. One tooth should enter the material before the previous tooth has cleared the material (i.e., thin materials require more teeth while thick materials require less teeth). For example, for a heavy-duty cutting job such as pipe, an 18-tooth per inch blade should be used. For a medium-duty cutting job such as thin wall electrical conduit, a 24-tooth per inch blade should be used.

  2. Install the hacksaw blade in the hacksaw frame. The blades teeth should point away from the handle of the hacksaw. Tighten the wing nut until the hacksaw blade is definitely under tension. Make sure it is tightened accurately before cutting.

  3. Secure the work piece before cutting. Clamp the work piece in a vise in order to keep it straight and still.

  4. Apply a few drops of cutting fluid to the hacksaw blade to keep it from overheating and breaking.

  5. Hold the hacksaw at an angle to the material being cut and apply pressure on a forward stroke. Strong, steady strokes should be directed away from your body. Use the entire length of the hacksaw blade in each stroke. Make sure to go slow to ensure a steady consistent pace. Re-apply cutting fluid to the hacksaw blade throughout this process. Continue this process until the work piece is completely cut.

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