Installing new accessories or a new axle can be difficult. It takes time to properly align and drill the holes, not to mention the challenges.
Are you still drilling with twist bits?
Challenges with twist bits:
- Need to drill pilot hole for larger holes
- Inaccurate and oval hole shape
- Takes a long time to drill through
- Constantly re-sharpening due to hard material
There is a faster and more precise way of drilling frames.
A magnetic drill with an annular cutter only cuts the outside of the hole.
Annular cutter advantages
- More holes per bit
- Cuts about 4 times faster
- Reduced risk of drill tilting
- Perfectly round hole
Or are you using a mag drill with annular cutters?
Challenges with typical annular cutters
- Cutters often break during the drilling
- Slug always needs to be removed before drilling the second hole
- Drill needs to be realigned with the hole before drilling the second layer
In the end, more time is spent repositioning the drill instead of actually drilling, not to mention repeatedly breaking annular cutters can get expensive quickly.
Have you ever timed your hole making process?
It is important to know exactly how long it takes for every operation, to understand where your bottleneck is and how you can improve it to be able to deliver trucks faster.
What if you could cut your hole making time in half?
The secret is truck frame cutters (also called ID-style cutters) that are designed specifically to drill through multi-layers of steel, reducing the cost per installation. Carbide-tipped to handle the hardness of the frame, they reduce the drilling time with no need to remove the slug or reposition the drill between each stack.
What is so special about truck frame cutters?
Typical annular cutters have a geometry designed to cut through a single layer of metal producing a fast, clean hole with a single slug of material. The geometry leaves a lip at the end of the slug, which is the reason why you can’t drill both layers in one step.
Truck frame cutters have a different geometry that allows for drilling in harder material. No lip is left on the slug, which enables you to drill through both layers of the double frame in one simple step.
Truck frame cutters in action
ID Cut Truck Frame Cutters
¾” Weldon shank - 1” depth of cut
Item # Diameter
69908037331 Pin for diameters 9/16” to 11/16”
69908037332 Pin for diameters 3/4” to 1⅜”