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Different Types of Industrial Cutting Tools

Industrial Equipment | March 26, 2020

Getting to know some of the different types of industrial cutting tools will help you make an informed decision about which tools will work best for your job requirements. At Western Equipment, we understand how important it is to choose the right tools for the job. That is why we carry a wide range of industrial cutting tools for all kinds of jobsites.

Types of Industrial Cutting Tools

Some of the different types of industrial cutting tools you can choose from include:

Drill Bits

Drill bits are a type of cutting tool that can be used to create holes in different kinds of materials, such as metal and hardwood. This industrial cutting tool is available in a wide range of different sizes, shapes, and types such as:

  • Aircraft extension
  • Extra length
  • Jobber
  • Masonry
  • Mechanic
  • S&D
  • Stub
  • Taper length
  • Taper shank

Hand & Machine Taps

Both hand and machine taps are designed to create a screw thread for a fastener in a workpiece. Taps can be used to create either blind holes (spiral flutes) or through holes (spiral points) and can be operated by hand or by machine. Some of the different types of taps available are:

  • Hand taps
  • Pipe taps
  • Pulley taps
  • Spiral flute taps
  • Spiral point taps

Reamers

A reamer is a type of rotary cutting tool that is designed to enlarge the size of already formed holes by a small amount. Reamers are known for providing a high degree of accuracy for leaving smooth sides and are most commonly used in the metalworking industry. Some of the different types of reamers you can choose from include:

  • Adjustable blade reamers
  • Bridge reamers
  • Chucking reamers
  • Construction reamers
  • Hand reamers
  • Taper pin reamers

Annular Cutters

Annular cutters are a type of specialized cutting tools that are specifically designed for cutting through steel. Similar to a hole saw for wood, annular cutters work to cut the outside edge of a hole to produce an accurate burr-free hole without the need for pre-drilling or step drilling. Annular cutters can be used to create much larger holes and require less force and time to operate compared to a standard twist drill bit. This is because annular cutters tend to operate using magnetic drill bits.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of industrial cutting tools, or if you are interested in one of our cutting tools, please contact Western Equipment at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on our website.