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The Advantage of Multi-Spindle Heads Explained

Why a Gang Drill Set-Up Could Save You Lots of Money!

(Just as a quick side note, we have not figured out why this blog engine won't let us use the word h-o-l-e (without the dashes) in our posts.  So wherever you see h***, simply think of the word that should go there.)

Many manufacturers are familiar with the term “fast cutting” when it comes to high-speed spindles on machine tools. It is so closely related to cutting tool technology…


Added by Joe Agro on October 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tap & Drill Chart


Tap and Drill Chart…


Added by Joe Agro on October 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Drill Metal - A Simple Primer

Drilling metal typically is not too difficult if you set up properly to do so.

Some would call it a very tricky operation. With a few precautions, you too can be an expert at drilling metal items.

The first thing to consider is, “What is it that I actually want to accomplish?” Drilling metal requires the right tooling – often simply called a “drill bit”, proper hole and location measurements and a good amount of patience during the set-up process. Do it right the first time…


Added by Joe Agro on October 3, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Collet Nut Torque Chart - Useful Information


Collet Nuts Wrench Type…

Added by Joe Agro on September 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Which is More “Green”, Air or Electric Powered Drilling?


Recently, we had a discussion in the office about environmentally friendly procedures for our business.  One thing lead to another and we started comparing our drilling equipment to the competition’s as far as how environmentally responsible all of us in the industry were.

The discussion covered…


Added by Joe Agro on September 19, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Material Pusher Heaven and Much More

“Enter a length and process your part… It’s just that simple!”  That’s what some people say.  Truth is, processing multiple hole drilling and/or tapping processes along with saw cut operations and the like can be extremely challenging to a manufacturing facility.

AutoDrill stands ready to help you solve your most complex processes with the help of our seasoned and highly professional machine builders.

Whether you are drilling and tapping holes on a rotary table in a multi-drill…


Added by Joe Agro on September 12, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sometimes Simple is Simply Better

Often, potential customers call us with needs that we can meet in multiple ways…

A few weeks ago, a customer called and asked about drilling a single hole, over and over again into a soft piece of wood. They wanted an AutoDrill “no stroke” drilling unit so that they could mount it to a table top and manually feed the wooden part into the spinning tool. They would run this system for hours a day and the volume would depend on just how fast their “staff team member” could feed the…


Added by Joe Agro on September 6, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments


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