AlCrN-Coated, Solid Carbide Drill has multipurpose geometry.

Press Release Summary:

Used for high-volume production, Universal Drill features rigid, 4-facet point geometry that maximizes centering capability, maintains IT8/9 hole tolerance, and facilitates regrind. Polished AlCrN coating promotes abrasion resistance, toughness, and chip evacuation. Available in 3–20 mm dia in 0.1 mm increments, drill can be used on such materials as steels, stainless steels, and cast irons. Through-tool coolant capability is offered by 5 x D and 3 x D length drills with cylindrical shanks.

Original Press Release:

New Niagara Universal Drill Features Enhanced Multi-Purpose Geometry

Troy, Mich. – Developed with optimum performance and value in mind, the new Universal Drill from Niagara Cutter will soon hit the market. The solidcarbide drill combines a special multi-purpose geometry with advanced coating technology to provide reliable, predictable tool life and the lowest cost per hole, especially in high-volume production environments.

The Universal Drill’s rigid four-facet point geometry provides excellent centering capability, maintains an IT8/9 hole tolerance and is easy to regrind. A polished AlCrN coating gives the drill high abrasion resistance, toughness and good chip evacuation capabilities.

Well suited for holemaking applications across all industry segments and a wide scope of workpiece materials, including steels, stainless steels and cast irons, the versatility of the Universal Drill helps reduce required tooling inventories.

Available drill diameter sizes range from 3 mm to 20 mm with increments of 0.1 mm. For efficient chip evacuation, the 5 x D and 3 x D length drills with cylindrical shanks offer the option of through-tool coolant capability. All Universal Drills are compatible with Seco shrinkfit holders, hydraulic chucks and high-precision collet chucks.

About Niagara Cutter

Headquartered in Reynoldsville, Pa., Niagara Cutter has been a trusted provider of high-quality, high-value standard and custom cutting tools to the metalworking industry since 1954. The company’s portfolio of productivity-enhancing solutions encompasses solid carbide, diamond-coated, high-speed steel and cobalt end mills as well as solid carbide thread mills. Niagara Cutter is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seco Tools, LLC.

For more information on the Niagara Universal Drill and services, please visit or call 800.832.8326.

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