INOX drills for tradies and weekend warriors working with stainless steel sheeting are designed to last 70% longer. Engineering Manager Tim Schurmann explains how.
Sutton Tools INOX Jobber drills are an industrial-quality drilling solution specially designed for superior performance in stainless steel. Manufactured in Australia, we’ve put in some design smarts to achieve much greater tool life than standard drill bits – which makes them great value for your customers.
INOX drills are also capable of drilling to a depth of three times their diameter, in sizes ranging from 1mm to 13mm in 0.1mm steps.
Tested endurance in a hard material
Stainless steel is notoriously demanding on drill bits, even in thinner sheet form. For this reason, we’ve tailored the INOX range of jobber drill bits with latest generation Futura Nano PVD-coated tips to make them more resistant to wear.
We’ve had them independently tested to prove they achieve 70% more tool life in stainless steel compared to standard drill bits.
The advantage of longer tool life – especially for plumbers, fabricators and other trades drilling stainless steel in their day job – is that it saves them time changing bits mid-task. A broken or worn drill can damage costly materials too, so a bit that stays sharper longer represents considerable savings in costs and time.
Better still, although INOX drills have a fast back taper and are only coated for a short distance from the point, they can still be re-sharpened a few times.