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Block-Bit System optimizes trenching and foundation drilling.

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April 1, 2014 - Featuring internal groove in block bore, RockRazor™ Block and Bit System accommodates 3 retainer styles and 6 rotating or non-rotating bits. Not only can rotating bits be quickly swapped out with non-rotating bits when applications or conditions change, non-rotating flat-spade bits can be indexed in up to 4 positions for maximum productivity. At tip end, proprietary point designs combine with advanced carbide grades, resulting in minimized cracking and extended performance in abrasive conditions.

Original Press Release

New RockRazor(TM) Block-Bit System from Kennametal Maximizes Trenching and Foundation Drilling Flexibility

Press release date: March 21, 2014

Swap out bits easily as conditions change

One RockRazor™ block style accommodates three retainer styles and six rotating or non-rotating bits.

With proprietary block features such as an internal groove in the block bore, and a wide variety of tip geometries and bit selections, all backed by outstanding service and support, Kennametal´s new rotating/non-rotating block and bit system, RockRazorTM, provides contractors maximum flexibility and value for trenching and foundation drilling.

Having the right tools for the right application makes it easy to improve performance and save time and money. With a two-block style, featuring an octagonal hole in the rear of block bore and an internal groove in the front of the block bore, three different retainers can be used along with five rotating and two non-rotating conical tools. Not only can rotating bits be quickly swapped out with non-rotating bits when applications or conditions change, non-rotating flat-spade bits can be indexed in up to four positions for maximum productivity. Or use a combination of both the flat spade tool along with Kennametal´s "X" Series conical tools. Flat spade tools assist in cleaning out loose material faster; top-line conical tools cut the harder material.

At the tip end, proprietary point designs combine with Kennametal´s advanced carbide grades and higher head hardness, resulting in far less cracking and longer performance in even the most abrasive conditions.

Kennametal Inc. is the leading global manufacturer of tooling and associated engineering services for successful construction work. Contractors are assured the most technologically advanced tools, tooling systems, engineering services, and customer support, designed around maximizing productivity and improving performance.

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Celebrating more than 75 years as an industrial technology leader, Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments. The company provides innovative wear-resistant products, application engineering and services backed by advanced material science, serving customers in 60 countries across diverse sectors of aerospace, earthworks, energy, industrial production, transportation and infrastructure. With approximately 14,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in sales, the company realizes half of its revenue from outside North America, and 40% globally from innovations introduced in the past five years. Recognized among the "World's Most Ethical Companies" (Ethisphere); "Outstanding Corporate Innovator" (Product Development Management Association); and "America's Safest Companies" (EHS Today) with a focus on 100% safety, Kennametal and its foundation invest in technical education, industrial technologies and material science to deliver the promise of progress and economic prosperity to people everywhere. For more information, visit the company's website at

Kennametal Inc.
1600 Technology Way
PO Box 231
Latrobe, PA 15650-0231
Phone: 724 539 5698
Fax: 724 539 6766

Kennametal Shared Services GmbH
Wehlauer Strasse 73
D-90766 Fuerth
Phone: +49 911 9735 557
Fax: +49 911 9735 551

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