Drilling and machining are available at all Total Steel branches.

Pipe threading available at the Melbourne branch.

Drilling and machining

Drilling and Countersinking

Drilling wear plates requires replaceable carbide tipped inserts using robust drilling equipment to avoid tip chipping caused by excess movement.

All other grades can be drilled with high speed drills provided care is taken although cobalt drills are preferred. Adequate lubrication is always essential.

Drilling and countersinking using carbide tipped tools.


Plate hardness determines the speed and cutting depth. When machining , carbide tipped cutting tools will perform best.

Pipe Threading

Total Steel can thread commercial pipe from 15 nb - 100 nb to BSP thread standards, in both standard and cut-to-length.

Pipethreading to BSP standards.





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