This company has introduced a new series of Holecutter sheet metal cutters with a carbide tip. The new Holecutters are ideal for easier hole making in tougher sheet metal and plate materials, such as stainless steel, alloys and cast iron, according to the company. The company also says that the carbide Holecutters provide smooth cutting action and virtually burr-free holes while eliminating typical tearing, ripping, gouging and deforming of the surrounding thin material. The new series is available in all the most frequently used sizes from 11/16-inch through 3-inch diameters, and features three-flatted shank sizes to fit both 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch handheld drill chucks.

Hougen Manufacturing Inc., P.O. Box 2005, Flint, MI 48501-2005; (810) 635-7111; fax (810) 635-8277; www.hougen.com .