Drill/Tap Bits come in metric sizes.

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Made from high-speed steel, Combination Drill/Tap Bits allow users to drill, tap, and countersink metric hole in one motion. Units tap up to 10-gauge metal and have hex shank to ensure strong connection to drill chuck. Back taper beyond tap helps prevent thread damage from over-drilling. Packaged individually or in kits, bits are suited for electrical, HVAC, plumbing, automotive, and DIY end-users.

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Greenlee's Combination Drill/Tap Bits Go Metric

ROCKFORD, Ill. October 3, 2005 -Greenlee's Combination Drill/Tap Bits go metric. The new metric Drill/Tap is a combination drill bit that allows the end-user to drill, tap and countersink a metric hole in one motion, just as Greenlee's standard Combination Drill/Tap already does. This new product can be used by electrical, HVAC, plumbing, automotive and DIY end-users that need tapped metric holes in material 10 gauge or less. Greenlee is also introducing two new larger standard size Drill/Tap bits (5/16) and (3/8) to meet end-user needs when it comes to heavier metal construction.

"This new metric Drill/Tap will allow the end-user the option of having a cost-effective, time-saving means of drilling and tapping holes for their metric fasteners," said Brian Allison, product manager. This saves time, money, and frustration when the need surfaces for a metric tapped hole."

The Combination Drill/Tap Bit is made from high-speed steel to ensure longer life. It's designed to tap up to 10 gauge metal and has a high quality hex shank to ensure a strong connection to the drill chuck. The back taper beyond the tap helps prevent the thread damage from over-drilling. A quick change adaptor is also included in both metric and standard kits. The Combination Drill/Tap Bits are now available packaged individually or kits, in both metric and standard sizes. The kits come in a reusable storage case with space for additional bits.

For more information on the Greenlee's metric Combination Drill/Tap Bits or other holemaking tools or products from Greenlee, a Textron company, contact Greenlee, 4455 Boeing Drive, Rockford, Illinois 61109-2988. Phone (815) 397-7070. Fax (815) 397-1865 or visit the website at www.greenlee.com.

Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with 44,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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