- July 24, 2014
July 24, 2014 - AutomationDirect’s line of RUKO cutting tools now includes drill/tap combination bits as well as fractional and metric thread hand taps. RUKO drill/tap combination bits provide uninterrupted hole drilling, thread tapping and deburring in one convenient bit. The high-speed steel bits are relief-ground and designed with ¼-inch hexagonal shanks for use with mild steel up to 12.75 mm thick. Drill/tap combination bits are available in standard sizes ranging from 6-32 to ¼-20 and metric sizes ranging from M3 to M10. Bits can be purchased separately starting at $7.75 or in seven-piece kits priced at $28; a quick change adapter is also available for $3. Additionally, high-speed steel fractional and metric thread hand taps have been added. Starting at $4.50, fractional size hand taps are available ranging in sizes ranging from 8-32 UNC to 5/16-24 UNF; metric hand taps are available in sizes ranging from M3 to M30 starting at $6.75; hand tap kits are available in 15-piece kits starting at $60. About AutomationDirect: In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor control, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply.