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How To Get More Life From Your Cutters

Are your hole cutters, annular cutters, and other cutters wearing out too fast? This is a very common concern and problem among those who use cutters on a regular basis. Everyone wants to have long life out of their cutters. Longer life means more cutting, which means more work done, which means more profit. Also, the longer the life, the less you will have to purchase new cutters for the job!

Helpful Tips

Hougen Mfg. has been very kind to give out some tips to keep your cutters, magnetic drills, and such running smooth and having a longer life. Many may seem trivial, but don’t underestimate the small trivial things as they can have a very large impact!

  • #1 cause of broken or prematurely dull cutters is too slow of a feed rate. Slower feed rates will not add life to your cutter but actually reduce the cutter’s life. Use firm steady feed pressure throughout the cut.
  • Always make sure to clear chips from your cutter before starting the next hole.
  • Make sure support system for drill arbor is in place and not worn out. If using on a drill press, a support system must be used.
  • For harder materials, use the appropriate cutter material. Like premium cutters and carbide tipped or solid carbide cutters! Hougen has a very nice line of Premium Cutters and Copperhead™ Carbide Tipped Cutters.
  • Make sure mag drill is on a clean work piece and securely attached. Uneven or large build up of debris can cause drill slippage. Material must be at least 3/8″ thick. Painted material can also be troublesome if paint buildup does not allow magnet to hold securely.
  • When slug ejection becomes unreliable or tool resists cutting, resharpen or replace your cutter. For Hougen drills, you can have them sent in or purchase a sharpening machine so you can sharpen them right at home or the shop! Talk about saving money!
  • Always use coolant when drilling. For best results with Hougen cutters, use Hougen’s Slick-Stik™ or RotaMagic™ cutting lubricant.
  • For best performance always maintain your drill as instructed in your operator’s manual.
  • And as always, always observe standard and specific safety instructions.

When it eventually is time to purchase a new set of cutters, check out Hougen’s cutters as they are of very high quality. They have excellent customer support if you are in need of answers or help. If you would like more information on Hougen cutters, please visit a previous blog post on “Hougen® Rotabroach® Annular Cutters – Simply The Best!”. Contact us at 1-800-800-4967 or visit our site www.huronindustrial.com for even more information or to order.

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More Tips?

Experience is the best teacher for learning the tips and tricks of trades. If anyone else has tips on how to get more out of your cutters, extend the life of your machines and cutters, or general tips, leave them below!

For any comments or questions, please comment below or contact us at 1-800-800-4967, or email us at sales@huronindustrial.com

* HSS is short for High Speed Steel

The Holidays are Almost Here!

Cold weather, snow, hot cocoa, candy canes, and curling up in a blanket. Tis the signs of winter! And what does that mean? Christmas! New Year! And all of the other great holidays are going to be here soon!

 

So this means that gift ideas and project ideas for the holidays are going to be running through the minds of all. I am here to give you a few more ideas!

 

 

For those welders out there!

Lincoln Electric Ready-Pak

This time of year, the talents of welders are needed! From snow blades to tire chains, welders are very busy this time of year. Why not help them out and get them some new gear this holiday season? Lincoln Electric has some great Welding Ready-Pak’s that are packed full of the necessities of a welder! Comes with everything shown here! Just click the image for more information!

Welded-Nail-Christmas-Tree-Ornament

 

And for those welders out there that are just looking for ideas to spruce up their home or spruce, click on the image and check out these ideas that may spark up your interest.

Think of us this holiday season and get all of your welding supplies with us! Find a better price and we will try to match it or beat it! Just contact us and we will see what we can do!

More Ideas

Don’t think that all we supply and appeal to is welders! We can find ideas for many! And remember, tis the season for giving. Just remember, it isn’t all about the physical items that you get someone. It’s the thought that counts!

Check out this Pinterest board for some great ideas for the crafty people that you know. http://www.pinterest.com/craftzine/holiday-crafts/

Any others?

Let us know if you have any ideas to offer this holiday season! Also, how do you plan to spend the holidays? I will be spending as much time as I can with my family.

Thanksgiving 2013 – The Aftermath

Welcome back everyone!

I hope you all had a great holiday spending time with all of the family members, eating some turkey, watching the Lions beat Green Bay, and just having a great time!

This years Black Friday event went quite well! Many people saved hundreds! And don’t think that just because Black Friday is over, you won’t find any more deals. Check out our inventory, we have thousands of items for great deals every day! And don’t forget that Current Sale section of our website!

I think I am still stuffed from Thanksgiving! So much great food, so little time, and no limit on how much to eat! But hey, its Thanksgiving!

Does anyone have an interesting or funny Thanksgiving stories to share? Did Uncle Frank almost burn down the garage with the turkey fryer? Let us know!  We like to have a great laugh or read something interesting. And I’m sure others would like a laugh or a great story to get back into the swing of the week.

Black Friday Deals Coming Your Way!

Huge Savings on some Great Products are Coming!

Who said our deals can’t get any better? Because they sure can and are! This Friday, 11/29/13, Black Friday will finally be here! You all know what this means. Super great savings on just about everything you can think of!

We at Huron Industrial Supply are going to be offering some great deals as well! Items for Black Friday will be on sale from 11/29 to 12/2! This means 4 whole days to get great deals from us! http://www.huronindustrial.com/

Get HUGE SAVINGS This Black Friday

Our prices are already low, but now they will be even lower! A few products that have been leaked include: Lincoln Electric Red Line Welding Ready-Paks®, Noga Mag. Bases, and much more! Check out our “Current Sale” section of our website for a full list of products to be on sale! http://www.huronindustrial.com/current-sales

Lincoln Electric Ready-Pak

Save up to 35.5% on select items! Now that is some big savings. But we don’t only just offer great savings. We offer great customer support as well! If you have any questions, concerns, problems, or anything, contact us right away and we will be happy to assist you!

Comment below and let us know what you are hoping to get some excellent deals on this Black Friday! Have a safe and great holiday everyone!

Lincoln Electric Welding Helmet Christmas Tree

Good morning to all!

We are getting into the Christmas spirit a little early this year here at Huron Industrial Supply. We have created an original, a Lincoln Electric Welding Helmet Christmas Tree!

Lincoln Electric Welding Helmet Christmas Tree

Lincoln Electric Welding Helmet Christmas Tree

Looks great doesn’t it!? Yes, it’s not much of an actual tree but it is quite unique! Laura, Dawn and I put this beauty together after Lincoln was so nice and sent our order of welding helmets.

It is made up of many different designs of the 1840 and 3350 series welding helmets and topped with a bow. You can find them here. (This link will take you to another page in another tab.)

As you can also see, we have many other Lincoln and non-Lincoln items in stock and waiting to be shipped out to you! Give us a call and let us help you find what you need!

Let us know if you think there is anything we can do to improve this beauty of a Lincoln Electric Christmas Tree! All suggestions are welcome!

Hougen®-Ogura™ Punch-Pro Hole Punchers

Once again, Hougen has more magnificent products to offer!

You’ll punch more holes, more often in more places all in less time using a Hougen-Ogura Punch-Pro Electro-hydraulic Hole Puncher because of its lightweight and single body construction. Unlike hole punchers with separate hydraulics that require hydraulic hoses, the Punch-Pro series has unique single-body construction meaning there is only a 120V power cord to deal with.

Punch-Pro models require less punching tonnage than traditional hole punchers because of an exclusive punch and die design. Siz Punch-Pro models offer punching diameters from 1/4″ up to 15/16″ thru material thicknesses from 5/64″ up to 1/2″. Punching beats drilling.

A Punch-Pro dramatically reduces your hole-making costs over conventional drilling methods.

Time Savings

Punch-Pro users have documented increases in productivity over other holemaking methods. One user stated that he had achieved a 75% time savings over the old method of using twist drills.

Fast Cycle Times

Punch clean and accurate holes in as little as 1.2 seconds. A single trigger actuates the punch while an exclusive auto-return mechanism returns to the punch starting position.

Ease Of Handling

Single body lightweight construction starting at 16.5 lbs make these units easy to handle and move with only a single 120V power cord and no separate hydraulics. And operator fatigue is reduced since the Punch-Pro does all the work.

Accuracy

Eliminates the need to pre-drill or pre-punch. To confirm the punch position, simply jog the punch down to the center mark for the hole location. A convenient release valve allows ease of repositioning if required.

Take Your Choice of Six Hole Punchers

*Note: You can click on the pictures to see larger more detailed pictures. Also, click on the model number above the picture to go for more details or to purchase.

Model #76000

Hougen #76000 Hole Puncher

Be completely cordless and in control with this 18V Cordless Hole Puncher. Weighing in at only 16.5 lbs and providing 8.5 tons of pressure.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:
– Jog down punch for easy hole alignment, punching speed: 4 sec
– 18V Lithium-ion Battery for long life and 22 m inute charging time.
– Comes with carrying case, 7/16″ punch and die, charger (120V)
– Pressure (Tons): 8.5
– Approximate Punching Speed: 4 seconds
– Maximum Punch Throat Depth: 1.02″ (26mm)
– Single Phase Motor: 18V Cordless (120V Charger)
– Maximum Hole Size: Round – 19/32″ (15mm) Oblong – 7/16″ x 5/8″ (11mm x 16.5mm)
– Maximum Hole Thickness: Round – 1/4″ (6.4mm) Oblong – 1/4″ (6.4MM)
– Steel Sizes: Flat Bar – Channel – Angle
– Small and Compact – 14-1/2″L x 4-13/16″W x 10-19/32″H
– Handle Swivels 360

Model #75002.5A

Hougen #75002.5A hole puncherDesigned for applications typically done with hand held twist drills. At just 26 lbs, our lightest weight model is easily handled in all types of punching applications, onsite or in the shop. Punch round, oblong and square holes in materials from 5/64″ up to 1/4″ thick. Its 2-3/8″ throat depth provides excellent reach and versatility. Easily confirm the hole position with the jog down feature. Punch automatically returns to the starting position after the punching cycle is complete.


FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:

– Comes with carrying case, tool kit, work stand, foot switch, 9/16″ punch & (2) dies.
– Pressure (Tons): 13.2
– Approximate Punching Speed: 1.2 seconds
– Maximum Punch Throat Depth: 2-3/8″ (60.3mm)
– Single Phase Motor: 120V/50-60 Hz AC 9.5 Amp / 1050 Watts
– Maximum Hole Size: Round – 25/32″ (20mm) Oblong – 9/16″ x 13/16″ (14mm x 21mm) Square 7/16″ (11mm)
– Maximum Hole Thickness: Round – 19/64″ (7.5mm) Oblong – 1/4″ (6.4mm) Square – 1/4″ (6.4mm)
– Steel Sizes: Flat Bar – Channel – Angle – H-Steel
– 120V power cord and no separate hydraulics.
– 2-3/8″ throat depth with adjustable guide.

 Model #75003A

Hougen #75003A Hole PuncherProvides extra versatility with a unique throat design and the ability to adapt to two punch and die styles. The standard punch/long die combination allows flanged sections to be “swallowed” while the long punch/standard die combination allows the tooling to reach through narrow lip channel to punch the web section. It has the jog down and automatic punch return features like all models.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:
– Comes with carrying case, tool kit, work stand, foot switch, 9/16″ punch & (2) dies.
– Pressure (Tons): 14.85
– Approximate Punching Speed: 1.5 seconds
– Maximum Punch Throat Depth: 2-5/32″ (54.8mm)
– Single Phase Motor: 120V/50-60 Hz AC 9.5 Amp / 1050 Watts
– Maximum Hole Size: Round – 25/32″ (20mm) Oblong – 9/16″ x 13/16″ (14mm x 21mm)
– Maximum Hole Thickness: Round – 19/64″ (7.5mm) Oblong – 1/4″ (6.4mm)
– Steel Sizes: Flat Bar – Channel – Angle – H-Steel – Lip Channel
– 120V power cord.
– 2-5/32″ throat depth with adjustable guide.

 Model #75004R

Hougen 75004R Punch Pro Hole PuncherPortable electro-hydraulic punch with 22 tons of punching pressure can quickly punch through 3/8″ materials in 2 seconds. Easily confirm the hole position with the jog down feature. Punch automatically returns to the starting position after the punching cycle is complete. If punch ever resists returning to the home position, squeeze the trigger for power feed return. The 75004R is a self contained unit that only requires 120V power. There is no separate hydraulics or power packs required.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:
– Comes with carrying case, tool kit, work stand, foot switch, 11/16″ punch & dies.
– Pressure (Tons): 22
– Approximate Punching Speed: 2 seconds
– Maximum Punch Throat Depth: 1-9/16″ (39.7mm)
– Single Phase Motor: 120V/50-60 Hz AC 9.5 Amp / 1050 Watts
– Maximum Hole Size: Round – 13/16″ (20.6mm) Oblong – 9/16″ x 13/16″ (14mm x 21mm)
– Maximum Hole Thickness: Round – 3/8″ (9.5mm) Oblong – 3/8″ (9.5mm)
– Steel Sizes: Flat Bar – Channel – Angle – H-Steel
– 120V power cord and no separate hydraulics.
– 1-9/16″ throat depth with adjustable guide.

 Model #75005

Hougen #75005 Pro Punch Hole PuncherThis heavy-duty model is built for punching up to 7/8″ diameter holes in materials up to 3/8″ thick. The addition of eyebolts on both sides of the unit allows for easy attachment of a lift assist or a counter-balancer for improved ergonomics. Its 3-15/16″ throat depth adds to its versatility covering a wide range of work pieces. Easily confirm the hole position with the jog down feature. Punch automatically returns to the starting position after the punching cycle is complete.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:
– Comes with carrying case, tool kit, work stand, foot switch, 13/16″ punch & (2) dies.
– Pressure (Tons): 27.5
– Approximate Punching Speed: 3 seconds
– Maximum Punch Throat Depth: 3-15/16″ (100mm)
– Single Phase Motor: 120V/50-60 Hz AC 12.2 Amps
– Maximum Hole Size: Round – 7/8″ (22.2mm) Oblong – 11/16″ x 13/16″ (18mm x 21mm)
– Maximum Hole Thickness: Round – 3/8″ (9.5mm) Oblong – 3/8″ (9.5mm)
– Steel Sizes: Flat Bar – Channel – Angle – H-Steel
– 120V power cord.
– 3-15/16″ throat depth with adjustable guide.

And Last But Not Least, Model #75006

Hougen #75006 Punch Pro Hole PuncherOur heaviest duty model, the 75006, develops 34.1 tons pressure and will produce round holes up to a maximum of 15/16″ diameter and punch through a maximum thickness of 1/2″ material in approximately 4 seconds. It has eye bolts on both sides for easy attachment of a lift assist or a counter-balancer for improved ergonomics. Like all Punch-Pro models, its single body design makes it easy to use anywhere. Easily confirm the hole position with the jog down feature. Punch automatically returns to the starting position after the punching cycle is complete.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS:
– Comes with carrying case, tool kit, work stand, foot switch, 13/16″ punch & (2) dies.
– Pressure (Tons): 34.1
– Approximate Punching Speed: 4 seconds
– Maximum Punch Throat Depth: 1-31/32″ (50mm)
– Single Phase Motor: 120V/50-60 Hz AC 12.2 Amps
– Maximum Hole Size: Round – 15/16″ (23.8mm) Oblong – 11/16″ x 13/16″ (18mm x 21mm)
– Maximum Hole Thickness: Round – 1/2″ (12.7mm) Oblong – 1/2″ (12.7mm)
– Steel Sizes: Flat Bar – Channel – Angle – H-Steel
– 120V power cord.
– 1-31/32″ throat depth with adjustable guide.

Feedback:

We’d like to here from you if you have any opinion on these or if you have used them before! Let us know what you like and don’t like! Also, if you need any more information or have any questions, please contact us! Shop with us at Huron Industrial Supply and get our great prices with Hougen’s amazing quality!

Hougen® High Speed Steel & Carbide Holcutters™ for Sheet Metal & Thin Materials

Hougen® Has Done It Again With Their Amazing Products!

14000 series hougen holcutter in actionTheir Carbide and HSS Holcutters™ are superior! The HSS Holcutters™ last 10x longer and cut 3x faster than bi-metal! The Carbide Holcutters cut smooth, fast, burr-free holes, and dramatically outlasts bi-metal hole saws and step drills.

 

High Speed Steel Holcutters™hougen high speed steel holcutter

HSS Holcutters™ last 10x longer and cut 3x faster than bi-metal hole saws or twist drills. All cutters use a single arbor, with a patented Quad-Lead thread mounting system. Can cut materials up to 1/8″ (3.2mm) thick. And as always, these great cutters are Made In USA!

Carbide Holcutters™

Hougen Carbide HolcutterCarbide Holcutters™ cut smooth, fast, burr-free holes in all types of materials, from soft aluminum to tough-to-cut stainless and cast iron. Rugged construction for day in and day out use. Features a shoulder stop to prevent over penetration of the work piece. Ejector Spring helps with slug ejection. Tungsten carbide provides long tool life and smooth cutting action. Dramatically outlasts bi-metal hole saws and step drills. For materials up to 1/8″ (3.2mm) thick. (All cutters include arbor, pilot and spring.) These amazing cutters are of course Made In USA and are the “Contractor’s Choice”!

Interested?

Check out our selection of Hougen® Holcutters™ and get yours today! Our prices are low and Hougen® quality is high! Contact us for any questions you may have!
http://www.huronindustrial.com/in-store/hougen/holcutter-sheet-metal-cutters

Used These Cutters Before?

Comment below and let us know what you think about these Hougen Holcutters, good or bad we want to hear from you!

HOUGEN HMD904 115V Portable Magnetic Drill W/Coolant Bottle & Swivel Base

The drill of choice for fabrication. Lightweight, compact, powerful, & versatile.

HMD904 In Action

FEATURES:
– Large 1-1/2″ x 2″ Capacity.
– Positive slug ejection.
– More durable and powerful magnet.
– Many accessories are available for a portable machine shop including: drill chucks, tapping, countersink, and more…
– Feed handles quickly change from side to side.
– Lift detector safety system.
– Gravity fed coolant system.
– Carrying case included.
– One year manufacturers warranty.

 

SWIVEL BASE FEATURES:
– Precisely line up your pilot with the holes center location.
– One stroke lock and unlock handle.
– Great for horizontal, overhead, tight areas, and getting out over another piece of steel.

Note: This item includes the HMD904 Drill, Swivel Base and Collant Bottle. It does not include the cutter kit.

Made in USA

SPECIFICATIONS:
– Electrical System: 115V, 50/60 Hz – 9A, 1035W
– Motor: 8A (115V) 450 RPM
– Diameter: 7/16″ – 1-1/2″ (12mm – 38mm)
– Depth: 2″ (50mm)
– Cutter/Mount: Rotabroach, Copperhead and Fusion cutters, 3/4″ (19mm) shank.
– Twist Drill Capacity: 1/2″ w/drill chuck.
– Tapping Capacity: 1/2″ w/tapping unit.
– Dimensions: 16-38″ H x 7-3/16″ W x 8-1/4″ L (416mm H x 183mm W x 210mm L)
– Magnet Base: 3-1/8″ W x 6-9/16″ L (28.5mm W x 34.9mm L)
– Swivel Magnet 1″ Plate (25mm):
Dead Lift: 1340 lb. (608 kg)
Drillpoint Breakaway:
Forward – 695 lb. (315 kg)
Back – 835 lb. (379 kg)
– Swivel Magnet 3/8″ Plate (9.5mm):
Dead Lift: 1015 lb. (460 kg)
Drillpoint Breakaway:
Forward – 503 lb. (228 kg)
Back – 605 lb. (274 kg)
– Item Weight: 30.5lb (13.8 kg)

To order yours or for more information, check out our site at http://www.huronindustrial.com/HOUGEN-HMD904-115V-Portable-Magnetic-Drill-w-Coolant-Bottle-Swivel-Base or contact us at 1-800-800-4967 today!

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Hougen® Copperhead™ Carbide Tipped Cutters for Tougher Holecutting

What’s so special about these Copperhead™ Carbide Tipped Cutters?

Copperhead Carbide tipped cutters are premium tools with unique Hougen features.

Hougen Copperhead Carbide Tipped Cutter

Hougen Standard two flat shank Copperhead Carbide Tipped Cutter

Designed for harder, rough, rusted, or more abrasive materials, but offer excellent performance in mild and structural steel applications.

 

 

 

 

Hougen Copperhead Fusion Style Shank Carbide Tipped Cutter

Hougen Copperhead Fusion Style Shank Carbide Tipped Cutter

These cutters feature a full length flute to pull chips out when deep in the hole. A thinner cutter wall improves cutting speed, while special Hougen tooth geometry optimizes cutter life and hole finish. Plus the now are available with two different shanks: the standard two flat 3/4″ shank and the Fusion style shank that fits Hougen mag drills and competitive tool-less arbors.

Interested?

Check out our selection here: https://www.huronindustrial.com/in-store/hougen/copperhead-carbide-cutters or call us for any questions or to order!

Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® Welders – Which One is Right for Me?

Which welder is right for me?

I have heard this question many times, and the answer depends on what you are going to use it for! (For more information on each of these, click on the desired POWER MIG® welder. You will be redirected in a new tab to our website for loads of information).

If you want to go for portability, consider one of these below.

POWER MIG® 140C & 180C

POWER MIG 140C

Select the POWER MIG® 140C for home projects and repair, sheet metal or autobody work. Step up to the 230 volt POWER MIG® 180C for farm, shop and light fabrication.POWER MIG 180C

POWER MIG® 180 Dual

POWER MIG 180 DualHave it both ways with the POWER MIG® 180 Dual wire welder. With the dual 120 or 208/230 volt input power capability, you can use the same machine to weld at home, in the shop or out on the job site. It’s a great choice for sheet metal and light frame autobody work, farm or small shop applications.

Video of 140C, 180C and 180 Dual:

Here is a video from Lincoln Electric, talking about the POWER MIG® 140C, 180C, and 180 Dual -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqVxqp9sqio     (Title of video: Portable POWER MIG® Family)

If you want to step it up a bit but keep it mobile, consider one of these below.

POWER MIG® 216

POWER MIG 216The POWER MIG® 216 offers the autobody and sheet metal fabrication industries top welding performance with a host of professional features.

POWER MIG® 256

POWER MIG 256The POWER MIG® 256 sets the standard for MIG and flux-cored welding in light industrial job shop fabrication, maintenance or repair work.

POWER MIG® 350MP

POWER MIG 350MPWhen you want more than just a MIG machine, the POWER MIG® 350MP is the choice for you. Lincoln Electric’s Chopper Technology® delivers more welding processes: Stick, TIG, MIG, Flux-cored, and advanced processes such as Power Mode® and Pulse-On-Pulse®.

 

 

 

Video of 216, 256 and 350MP:

Here is another video by Lincoln Electric that talks about the POWER MIG® 216, 256 and 350MP -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRzXqlk3Jw4 (Title of video: Mobile POWER MIG® Family)

More Information –

For a list of all of our Lincoln Electric welding machines we have to offer (only shows ones that are edited with much information) Please follow this link -> http://www.huronindustrial.com/welding/lincoln-electric-welding-machine

If you have any questions or are interested in more information about something else, please comment below or contact us.

Have you used one of these? Let us know what you think! Comment below and tell us you favorites, pro’s, con’s, and anything else you want to!