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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

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!

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!

Current Sale!

Good Morning Everyone!

Don’t forget to check out our current sale page! Right now, you can save between 5 and 35.5% on select Noga, Milwaukee, and Lincoln Electric equipment! Check it out today!

Click here for our Current Sale!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-800-4967. You won’t be answered by a robot, or directed to a robot. You will get to talk to a real person and we will try to help you as best as we can!

Industrial Grade VS. Commercial Grade

I’ve been asked why for example, our Milwaukee Model #2604-22 M18 Heavy Duty FUEL 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver Kit Industrial Grade, is more expensive than other places for “The same thing”.

Well, they aren’t exactly the same thing. They may look the same, but what we sell is actually a Higher Quality Industrial Grade tool. These tools last longer and perform better than the commercial grade tools you see in local stores. Again, they look the same but are not. The Model Numbers are even different!

I had always wondered why some places had “the same thing” for a much higher price. I was told about someone who came into our store and asked that question and even after we told them the difference and that our products that we sell are industrial grade and are of higher quality than the commercial grade, he still went for the commercial grade from another store. About 2 or 3 weeks later, he came back in and told us that the one he bought was the commercial grade and that it broke very quickly. He ordered parts to fix it, but when he opened it up, he found out that he was unable to fix it because of how the commercial models are built. The manufacturer suggested that he send it into them to get it repaired but wanted around $100 to do so.

He ended up purchasing an industrial grade tool from us, (“The same thing”) and has never had a problem with it. He told us that he pushes that tool much harder than the commercial grade one and it out performs by miles. The man decided to open up the tool as well to see the inside, just in case he had to fix it in time, and said it was completely different than the commercial grade. He could actually get to each individual piece. None of the pieces were encapsulated together where he would have to have special tools to open it or just send it in at the manufacturers mercy of a repair price. The man told us he should have just spent the extra money in the first place and bought the industrial grade tool. He would have saved a lot of time, stress, and money.

This is just one of the many stories that we have heard and been a part of. If you are unsure about an item, would like some more information, need help deciding what is better for your needs, or are just researching, please contact us! We would rather you spend a little time contacting us and save yourself a lot of time, stress, and money in the long run than spending an arm and a leg while getting frustrated.

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