Spyder Mach-Blue bits last 100 times longer than titanium bits in metal drilling
Lowe's exclusive Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue HSS drill bits for wood and metal drilling showcase the pinnacle of Spyder performance. The bits act as a billboard for Spyder's Mach-Blue "armor plating," a material that not only gives the bits their distinctive blue hue but also aids in edge retention and heat buildup.
What does Spyder think of the Mach-Blue Stinger bits?
Mach-Blue drill bits are designed to drill holes repeatedly, quickly and cleanly. They cut cleaner and last longer than other premium titanium or cobalt coated bits, even when drilling dense, thick metal.
Matt Tyson, Senior Product Manager, Spyder
The Stinger HSS Mach-Blue drill joins the brand's expanding line of drilling accessories. Spyder manufactures its bits from heat-treated M-Series tool steels known for their durability. From there, the Spyder coats the drill with a proprietary Mach-Blue coating, an ultra-hard surface coating that helps maintain a sharp cutting edge while reducing heat. This results in faster, cleaner cuts of wood, mild steel, steel, aluminum, stacked materials and other tougher alloys.
They also claim that these Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue HSS bits drill 100 times more holes than titanium or black oxide bits. Spyder even claims that Mach-Blue drills can drill holes 8 times faster than titanium drills, but we'd love to see those claims put to the test in the real world.
M2 HSS vs Cobalt vs Spyder M-Series Alloys
We have received some useful information from Spyder on how their new M-series alloy bits stack up against cobalt and M2 HSS (standard high speed steel) 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|
|Add 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|
- Self-centering breakaway point design to prevent walking or loitering on pre-hardened surfaces and curved surfaces
- Impact Resistant 1/4" Hex Shank for Impact Drivers, Chuck Drills and Drill Presses
- made in America
You can buy the Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue bit exclusively at Lowe's. In-store or online. They come in sets of ten and include 1/16″, 5/64″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 5/16 inch and 3/8 inch bits. The kit retails for $39.98 — that's a premium for drills, even more than titanium. Individual bits from 1/16" through 1/2" are sold separately.
Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue Bit Selection Guide
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