Ideal

November 27, 2017

IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup.

Combining the tasks of drilling, tapping and deburring into one, IDEAL Drill Taps feature a tri-flute design, and Split Point Smoothstart Tip, similar to the popular IDEAL TKO Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters.

IDEAL Drill Tap Key Features:

  • Constructed out of High Speed Steel (HSS) for strength and durability
  • Split Point Smoothstart Tip that guides the drill tap into the material, minimizing “walking” of the bit, and helping reduce thread damage, extending the life of the bit
  • Tri-Flute design - While traditional drill taps have a single or double flute design, IDEAL Drill Taps feature a tri-flute design, providing faster chip removal and helping minimize binding while drilling
  • Balanced, hardened tapping edges with a ¼” hex shank, make them compatible not only with cordless drills but also impact drivers
  • Performance tested for longevity, strength and durability - offering the best value to electricians.

Available now, IDEAL Drill Taps come in six popular sizes - 6/32, 8/32, 10/24, 10/32, 12/24, ¼-20 – and are offered individually, or in an 8-piece kit. For more information, visit our website, www.idealindustries.ca or contact us via info@idealindustries.ca

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