Step drills & sheet metal peeling drills – Correct drilling in thin sheets

Correct drilling in thin sheets with step drill & sheet metal peeling drill

Sheet metal peeling drills and step drills are the specialists for thin sheets. They enable the drilling of through holes with a variety of bore diameters in thin-walled materials.

Plate peeling drill

With the sheet metal peeling drill you can drill steplessly. However, the edges of the hole are tapered, i.e. “slanted”. This can be very disadvantageous under certain circumstances. In addition, you must always measure when drilling to ensure that your hole does not become too large. These are the disadvantages of the sheet metal peeling drill.

Step drill

With the step drill you can drill in steps with straight hole edges. With the next higher step you can deburr the hole. However, the drilling depth is limited by the height of the step. Step drills allow centering, spot drilling, reaming and deburring with only one tool. Due to the geometry of these drill types, thin-walled materials such as sheet metal are the main area of application. Computer housings, car bodies and switch cabinets are typical fields of application for sheet metal peeling drills and step drills. It must always be a through hole.
The drills usually have a cylindrical shank and can be easily clamped in a three-jaw chuck. There are also models with hexagonal shank. These can then also be used in cordless screwdrivers.

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