twist drill


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twist drill

[′twist ‚dril]
(design engineering)
A tool having one or more helical grooves, extending from the point to the smooth part of the shank, for ejecting cuttings and admitting a coolant.

twist drill

A drill, with one or more helical cutting grooves; used for drilling holes in metal, wood, etc.
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For example, those in drilling test using the twist drill corresponding to number 7 in Table 1 are shown in Figures 2 and 3.
Minnesota Twist Drill, established in 1966 and once part of Omark, makes high-speed-steel twist drills for wood and soft-metal applications, marketing them mostly through private branding for commercial and industrial markets and DIYers.
The problem of excessive pressure and thrust requirements is exacerbated by the fact that twist drills usually have only two cutting edges that have to bear the entire workload.
In the illustration below is a 1 1/2~ hole drilled into a 2~-thick 1018 steel plate with: a spade drill, with a twist drill, with an indexable carbide drill, and with a Rotabroach.
An average flute grinding rate for twist drills between 1/16" and 1/2" diameter on a dedicated operation machine is 200 pieces per hour.
Using common twist drills in a horizontal CNC drill and a 4-station punching machine to accomplish the holemaking tasks, the shop employed flood coolant for the drill and spot lubrication/coolant for the punching operation.
Products described in the catalog include new Spirec micro drills, solid carbide drill reamers, solid carbide twist drills, and high performance carbide twist drills.
will be introducing a revolutionary concept in twist drills that will increase productivity and not drill price.
When correctly equipped, this machine is capable of producing high quality carbide drills, carbide end mills, hss twist drills, hss endmills, center drills, step drills, routers, taps, burs, gears, cams, splines, shafts, and other ground parts.
By replacing solid high speed steel (HSS) twist drills with indexable carbide insert drills, Gougler Industries, Inc.