As you might have noticed from our sidebar ad (if you’re browsing from a laptop or desktop computer), Klein has come out with a new line of holemaking tools – namely drill bits and hole saws.
The new products include bi-metal hole saws, double-fluted step drill bits (like Milwaukee’s USA-made step bits), and wood-boring bits. Klein’s holemaking lineup already includes carbide hole cutters, ship-auger drill bits, knockout punches, and flexible drill bits.
These new tools are designed for heavy-duty use. They’re said to offer fast and superior cutting, and are engineered for longer-lasting performance and higher durability compared to Klein’s previous models.
Klein also says that these new bits and hole saws cut holes quicker, cleaner, and easier, making them more productive on the job.
The bi-metal hole saws are optimized for cutting steel, and can handle stainless steel as well. They could also be used on drywall, ceiling tile, laminate materials, as well as wood and plastic.
The double-fluted step drill bits have easy-read silver markings for common hole sizes, non-walking tips, 3/8″ shanks, and the double-fluted design means they cut faster than single-flute step bits.
The wood-boring drill bits feature a new “low-torque design” that is said to reduce user wrist fatigue, compared to standard auger bits.They feature a unique head shape that helps to minimize vibration, compared to ordinary spade/paddle bits.
Klein also says you can “easily change direction when drilling holes to customize the shape,” and from the demo video it looks like this means you can easily pivot the drill to change the hole shape and angle.
Additionally, the new wood drill bits have easy-to-sharpen cutting blades, and an easy-to-replace pilot screw shaft.