I was trying to tap a hole in aluminum with a 1/4" tap. Half of the tap broke off in the workpiece. How do I get it out?
Ideally you would want to use a tap extractor. These are readily available ... read more
Are Irwin cobalt drill bits coated like the titanium ones? If the cobalt bits are rockwell hardness 66 - 67 HRc, what hardness are the titanium bits? Once you sharpen a cobalt bit and the gold coating is gone, is it just a regular bit?
Cobalt bits are not coated, they are cobalt steel through and through. At t... read more
Are there any materials I should not cut with Irwin snips?
You should never cut hardened metals such as steel, flexible duct or wire w... read more