Milwaukee Shockwave Matrix Carbide Bits Release Date: May 2014
The first batch of milwaukee shockwave carbide bits were released in February 2013. They are manufactured by the same company that makes the drill bits used in drilling oil wells and mining operations. These bits have been around since 2009 and they were originally sold at hardware stores for $20 each. Since then, there has been a huge demand for them.
These bits are made from high carbon steel and they weigh almost 1 lb (0.45 kg). They come with a lifetime guarantee which means if you use one of these bits for anything other than its intended purpose, it will not break or even chip. The bits are available in three sizes – .5mm (.1 inches), .75mm (.2 inches) and 1/4″ (.6 cm).
They are available in two colors – black and red. You can see some of their photos here.
The Milwaukee Shockwave Drill Bit Set Features:
• Two types of drill bits: Impact Driver Bits and Matrix Carbide Bits.
• Impact Driver Bits: These bits are designed to work on small holes, such as those found in screws, bolts and nuts. They’re great for drilling into hard surfaces like concrete or brick walls. They can be used in impact drivers or drill drivers and they’re designed to handle up to 2,500 RPM. Some larger bits are capable of handling more than 5,000 RPM.
• Matrix Carbide Bits: These bits are designed to work on a wide range of materials, such as wood, plastic and metal. They can be used in power drills, hand drills and cordless screwdrivers. They’re great for drilling into hard and soft materials with up to 2,000 RPM. The larger bits can handle up to 5,000 RPM.
You can see all of the available bits at your nearest True Value Hardware store. It is important that you take into consideration a few factors before making your purchase. If you want to use it in a drill driver, the power of the driver needs to be about 500 in-lbs or more.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Non-metallic body cutting tools (K Tankala, R Kapoor, GE Johnson… – US Patent …, 1999 – Google Patents)
- Method for improving wear resistance of abrasive tools (K Tankala, R Kapoor – US Patent 6,227,188, 2001 – Google Patents)
- Earth-boring drill bits (CM Fielder – US Patent 4,351,401, 1982 – Google Patents)
- Cutting element with wear resistant crown (GR Abrahamson, EJ Duwell – US Patent 4,705,124, 1987 – Google Patents)