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Drill Metal


Metal Supermarkets provides metal drilling services for a variety of metal types and shapes at select retail locations.

Drilling is a cutting process that uses a drill bit to bore a cylindrical hole into a material, such as a piece of metal.

To drill metal, you use a drilling machine, called a drill press., The method for drilling metal is the same regardless of the metal type, however some drill presses are only able to drill into certain type of thicknesses of metal Clamps can be used to secure the metal to save time, cost and safeguard personal health.

When drilling metal, the drill bit is pressed against the metal and rotates at an extremely high rate, with the bit directing any metal shavings out of the hole. Adjusting the speed and feed rate of the drill bit controls the depth and diameter of the hole. Not all drill bits are designed to bore into metal; using the incorrect one can quickly erode the center point.

Why do we drill holes into metal for our customers? There are many possible applications including:

  1. Inserting screws or bolts
  2. Hanging shelves and installing light fixtures
  3. Heavy-duty construction projects
  4. Metalworking
  5. Installation of automotive components

Metal Supermarkets stores offer drilling for a wide range of holes. Whether you need only a few holes or several large holes, we can get the job done right.

To learn more about our metal drilling services, call, email or visit one of our 125+ locations across North America.


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