The Future of Drilling

ICS Cutting Tools Designs the Perfect Point Drill®

Casco, WI --The innovative minds at ICS Cutting Tools have recently designed a completely new and radical drill--the Perfect Point®. The general form of this point resembles a modified form of a flat-bottom drill. However, this drill includes a helical or spur-style point and a special edge chamfer. Together, these elements create a drill point with six individual cutting edges. This point geometry produces a unique cutting action that allows these drills to function much like center-cutting end mills. Rather than effecting a drill's customary action, aPerfect Point Drill® performs much like a rigid, multi-flute boring tool. The drill's unique point geometry gives it a variety of advantages not found with conventional or specialty point styles. Most notably, these benefits include an improved cutting action that generates smooth surface finishes with excellent drilling precision and accuracy. This design also provides stability while substantially reducing chatter and vibration that is common with other drill point shapes. These drills combine the best features of metal and wood cutting drills and are well suited for drilling holes in a wide range of different materials. They may be used for drilling ferrous and nonferrous metals, natural and composite wood products and a range of plastics and similar manufactured materials. The major design element that makes the Perfect Point Drill® unique is the overall configuration and geometry of the drill point. Therefore, virtually any standard twist drill body style can be furnished with the Perfect Point®. Although the different drills are most commonly available in standard jobbers' lengths, they are also available as stub length and taper length drills and a selection of extended length drills, Likewise, they are available with several different shank styles, including standard straight shanks, 3/8" and 1/2" reduced diameter shanks, and a complete range of Morse taper shanks. A selection of surface treatments or coating is also available to suit special drilling situations. The most popular surface treatments for these drills are black oxide, bright finish and Titanium Nitride (TiN). However, gold finish, gray finish, Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN), Titanium Carbonitride (TiCN) and Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) finishes are available on request.