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FAQs & Guides

Want to know which magnetic drilling machine is best for the job? Or, which cutter will perform best for a specific material? Take a look at our frequently asked questions with useful links below or search by keyword. If you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to give us a call on 01706 229 490 or email us on sales@jeisolutions.co.uk and we'll be more than happy to help and advise.

How do I drill holes through multiple layers of steel in one operation?

For the most demanding of applications and multi-layer cutting, use our exclusive Turbo™ cutter range. Built to last and out-perform, our TCT annular cutters offer strength and accuracy.

How do I use a magnetic drill on a non-magnetic or thin surface?

With the use of the JEI Vac Pad, you can easily use your magdrill on thin and / or non-magnetic surfaces. As opposed to using a magnet, we use a vacuum to stick to the surface.

How do I use my magnetic drill to cut holes in pipes?

There are two options when it comes to cutting holes in pipes - by using our pipe attachment kits which attaches the magdrill to the pipe or by using the MiniBeast Curve which offers flexibility for both internal and external radial cutting.

How do I add cooling to a cutter in an inverted / upside down position?

With our unique Turbo™ Endurance Spray, you can easily add coolant when drilling in an upside position as it offers a non-drip, revolutionary aerosol magnetic drilling paste formulated for overhead and vertical drilling.

How do I know which is the best cutter for what I need?

When it comes to choosing the best cutter for the job, we take the guess work out of your decision. Our handy cutter guide helps you select which would be best suited for whatever you need.

Which is the best magnetic drill for me?

Every job has a different requirement so choosing the best magnetic drill for you is where we come in. Not only can you speak directly with the experts here at JEI, but you can also find out for yourself with our easy-to-use magnetic drilling finder.

What do I need to eject the slug after cutting?

With our pilot pin range, you can achieve a clear, quality and accurate cut whilst our spring-loaded function ejects the slug after cutting. Also suitable for cutting through multiple layers of material too.

How to cut through material thicker than 50mm accurately?

When cutting through material that's more than 50mm thick, our centre pilot pins help you maintain accuracy and give you the quality job you need.

Can I use a twist drill with a magnetic drilling machine?

Turbo HSS twist drills are 2 piece drill and adaptor on a 19mm shank, designed to use in both the JEI range and other manufacturers brand's of magnetic drill. Perfect for use in JEI’s MiniBeast™️

Can I use a magdrill on a thin or painted surface?

Yes. With the exclusive MiniBeast Thin™ from JEI, you can safely use a magnetic drill on thin or painted steel surface. Compact and light weight, this versatile magdrill offers a solution for the most demanding yet smaller spaces.

Can I use an annular cutter in a radial arm drill?

With our industrial arbors, you can use an annular cutter in a radial arm drill. Our arbors easily convert a drill press, milling machine, lathe or CNC machine to accept cutters, therefore increasing the versatility and capacity to cut up to 3 times larger diameter holes than solid drills allow.

How can I extend the reach of annular cutters?

With our arbor extensions you can easily extend the reach of cutters. Adaptable and designed to suit most magnetic drills, they offer improved reach for most applications.

Can I use a magnetic drill for tapping holes?

With JEI tapping solutions, yes you can. Tapping heads enable magnetic drilling machines to tap pre-drilled or blind holes (with the use of a clutched or positive drive collet).

How can I enlarge or align pre-drilled holes on site?

Our range of Turbo™ reamers provide these solutions and can be used with either a magnetic drilling machine (with sufficient stroke) or a powerful impact wrench, which would most often be used for bolting.