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Drill rod is a cylindrical, round bar that is formed with tight tolerances.
Purchase it online or at any Metal Supermarkets location, cut to your exact specifications. Select from one of the available metal types below to get started. Or contact your closest store for assistance with metal sourcing.
Drill rod is most commonly made from a variety of different grades of tool steel. It is ground to a surface finish and is free from defects. The tight tolerances make it a good choice for drill bits and tools, taps, dowel pins, reamers, files, hammers, shafts and punches.
There are three main types: water hardened, oil hardened and air hardened. The three types vary in alloying content which result in varying degrees of machinability and durability. Learn more about what drill rod is.
Drill rod is available in the following metal types:
There are other metal shapes that look similar to Drill Rod, including round bar and shafting, but there are a few key differences between these products. The differences relate to the tolerances and finishing of the products. Learn more about these differences.
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