“Maintenance people and buyers alike find drill point styles confusing,” says Atlantic’s Customer Service Manager, Tony Orvis, who’s been in the fastener business 26 years.
“One is good for soft material, another for hard. One typically requires center punching, the other doesn’t,” he continues.
So Orvis says he approached Atlantic’s technical and marketing departments to create a simple comparison piece on the two most popular drill point styles, 135° split point and 118°. His chief request was for a sharp picture of each tip, so the differences are readily apparent.
On Orvis’ recommendation, Atlantic has just designed and added this Tech Tip.