Cleveland Twist Drill Q Cobalt Drills

Success Stories From the Field

 

Southwest Aerospace Fastener Manufactuer

The customer was drilling cast aluminum with a 118° split point cobalt jobber drill and was having problems with long, continuous chips wrapping around the drill. The user switched to a Q Cobalt 135° split point wide land parabolic drill at his distributor's suggestion. The user realized a productivity increase from 25,000 holes per tool with the competitor's drill to 80,000 holes per drill with the Q Cobalt. The customer realized a savings of $43,600 per year by switching to the Q Cobalt.

 


Midwestern Job Shop

The customer was drilling free machining stainless steel with a TiN coated 118° split point, straight shank high-speed steel jobber drill, and was experiencing poor tool life. The user switched to a Q Cobalt 135° split point TiN coated wide land parabolic drill at his distributor's suggestion. He reduced machining time by 50% and increased productivity from 175 holes per tool with the competitor's drill to 410 holes per drill with the Q Cobalt. The customer saved $7,350 per year by switching to the Q Cobalt.

 


Southwestern Motorcycle Parts Manufacturer

The customer was drilling 6061 aluminum alloy with a 135° split point cobalt drill and was experiencing poor productivity. He switched to a Q Cobalt 135° split point oxide treated drill at his distributor's suggestion. The user realized a significant productivity increase with the Q Cobalt drill, going from six holes per drill with the competitor's drill to 18 with the Q Cobalt. He decreased machining time by 50%, and realized an overall cost savings of 62% by switching to the Q Cobalt.