Greenlee Textron, a Textron Inc company which makes professional tools, has launched the new 628 and 648 Carbide Cutter sets.

Each set has six cutter sizes ranging from 7/8 inch to 2-1/2 inch, for electricians, plumbers and other trade technicians. The complete product family offers 22 sizes ranging from 5/8 inch to 3 inch.

‘These new sets make it more convenient for our customers,’ said Rob Bentley, Greenlee product manager. ‘Greenlee’s Carbide Hole Cutters are known as a durable solution for drilling in stainless steel and other materials, and now we offer two solutions for ½ inch to 2 inch conduit-sized applications.’

According to the company, the cutters can cut fast, accurate holes in stainless steel, mild steel, iron, copper, brass, aluminum, glass fiber and plastic sheet up to 3/16-inch (4.8mm) thick. The tungsten carbide teeth allow for fast cutting of round, burr-free holes and the carbide design is optimized to reduce friction and torque, requiring less force and generating less heat while cutting. This allows the cutters to last up to five times longer than many competitive cutters.

This story uses material from Greenlee, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.