Shallow depth-of-cut drill
Dover, Ohio – Allied Machine & Engineering’s 4TEX drill is ideal for making shallow 2xD, 3xD, and 4xD holes in the 12mm to 47mm (0.472” to 1.850”) range. The 4TEX drill’s single effective cutting edge provides higher penetration rates than standard twist drills for light duty machines.
The center coolant outlet was eliminated to increase the drill’s core strength in this design, resulting in improved hole size and straightness. Instead, twisted coolant outlets were added to improve hole straightness and penetration rates by enhancing coolant flow and superior chip evacuation. Insert geometries for standard ISO material categories improve hole quality and penetration rate, while eliminating issues from chips wrapping the tool.
4TEX inserts are 4-sided, lowering customers’ cost per hole. The unique insert shape improves surface finish, hole diameter, and hole straightness by providing a superior balanced cut compared to ISO inserts. Drills will be stocked in both imperial and metric shanks with standard fractional diameters, as well as every ½mm diameter up to 26mm and every 1mm up to 47mm.