Types of Industrial Cutting Tools

Industrial cutting tools are widely used across various settings including household projects, manufacturing facilities, and construction sites. With so many types of industrial cutting tools to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which option is the best fit for your needs. As a leading provider of cutting tools for all types of applications, the team at Western Equipment knows how important it is to make informed purchases for your project. That is why we have compiled some information on 4 popular types of industrial cutting tools to help you determine which option is best for your specific requirements.

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4 Popular Types of Industrial Cutting Tools

The following types of industrial cutting tools are widely used across various industries:

1. Drill Bits

Drill bits are widely used in various settings to remove material and create holes. This type of cutting tool is available in a variety of shapes and sizes, each of which are designed to create holes in different types of materials. For example, some drill bits are suitable for wood, while others are suitable for metal. To ensure optimal results, it is crucial to ensure that you are selecting the right drill bits and the right drill for the job.

2. Reamers

Reamers are a type of rotary cutting tool that is most commonly used in metalworking applications. While drills are used to create holes in materials, reamers are used to slightly enlarge existing holes with a high degree of accuracy. In addition to widening holes, reamers help to ensure that the edges around each hole are smooth, reducing additional labour requirements.

3. Annular Cutters

Annular cutters are specialized cutting tools that are specifically designed for cutting through steel. Much like hole saws for wood, annular cutters only cut the outside edge of a hole. This produces burr-free holes without the need for pre-drilling or step drilling, saving time and effort. Much like standard drill bits, annular cutters are operated by a magnetic drill machine. Unlike drill bits, however, they are typically used to create much larger holes.  

4. Hand & Machine Taps

Taps are a cutting tool that is designed to create a screw thread in a workpiece for a fastener to enter. These tools can be operated by hand, a drill, or a lathe depending on the application. Taps are available in a variety of sizes, allowing you to select the perfect option for the materials you are working on, the fasteners you are using, and the tools you have for the job. To learn more about our selection of industrial cutting tools or to inquire about our other products, get in touch with the team at Western Equipment. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our equipment solutions.