Spyder Mach-Blue Stinger Bits: Lasting Excellence in Metal Drilling
Lowe’s exclusive Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue High-Speed Steel (HSS) drill bits offer unparalleled performance. These bits boast Spyder’s iconic Mach-Blue “armor plating.” This unique material not only gives the bits their distinctive blue appearance but also enhances edge retention and heat dissipation.
What Experts Say About the Mach-Blue Stinger Drill Bits
According to Matt Tyson, Senior Product Manager at Spyder, “Mach-Blue drill bits are designed for repeated, swift, and precise drilling. They outperform other premium titanium or cobalt-coated bits, even when tackling dense, thick metal.”
Highlights of the Stinger HSS Mach-Blue Drill Bits
The Stinger HSS Mach-Blue drill bits are part of the expanding line of drilling accessories offered by Spyder. Crafted from heat-treated M-Series tool steels renowned for their durability, these bits are then coated with Spyder’s proprietary Mach-Blue surface coating. This ultra-hard coating ensures a sharp cutting edge while minimizing heat, resulting in faster and cleaner cuts across various materials, including wood, mild steel, aluminum, and tougher alloys.
Not only do Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue HSS bits consistently outperform titanium and black oxide bits, but they also boast an incredible claim of drilling 100 times more holes than their counterparts. Spyder even asserts that Mach-Blue drills can achieve drilling speeds up to 8 times faster than titanium drills. However, real-world testing would be needed to substantiate these claims.
M2 HSS vs Cobalt vs Spyder M-Series Alloys
Spyder has shared valuable insights on how their new M-Series alloy bits compare to cobalt and standard M2 HSS bits:
|M2 High-Speed Steel||M35/M42 Cobalt||Spyder M-Series Alloys|
|Application||Wood, mild steel||Wood, mild steel, stainless steel||Wood, mild steel, stainless steel|
|Recommended Drilling Motors||Hand Drills and Drill Presses||Drill Press||Hand Drills and Drill Presses|
|Additional Alloy||Not applicable||0-8% refractory cobalt||Wear-resistant tungsten|
|Durability||Not shock-resistant or flexible||Becomes brittle in unstable hand drill applications||Extreme sideload durability and cutting edge sharpness|
|Recommended Speed||Low or high||Low||Low or high|
Other Features Worth Mentioning
- Self-centering breakaway point design to prevent walking or slipping on pre-hardened surfaces and curved surfaces.
- Impact-resistant 1/4″ Hex Shank for Impact Drivers, Chuck Drills, and Drill Presses.
- Proudly made in America.
Pricing and Availability
The Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue bit is exclusively available at Lowe’s, both in-store and online. The kit includes sets of ten bits in sizes ranging from 1/16″ to 3/8″ and retails for $39.98. It’s essential to note that individual bits from 1/16″ to 1/2″ are also sold separately.
Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue Bit Selection Guide
For your convenience, here is a selection guide for the Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue bits:
|Diameter||Velocity Hex Size||Part #|
Upgrade your drilling experience with the Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue bits today!