Hole cutting tools
RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one bit.
RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one bit. The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with ¼-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to 12.75 mm thick. Drill/tap combination bits are available in standard sizes ranging from 6-32 to ¼-20 and metric sizes ranging from M3 to M10. Additionally, high-speed steel fractional and metric thread hand taps have been added. Fractional size hand taps are available ranging in sizes ranging from 8-32 UNC to 5/16-24 UNF; metric hand taps are available in sizes ranging from M3 to M30; hand tap kits are available in 15-piece kits.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.