Countersinking Oxy Machines

Kloeckner Metals is proud to offer countersinking oxy machines that use oxy-torches to prepare metal surfaces for fastening.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is countersinking?


    Countersinking is a process of creating a conical or tapered hole in a material, typically metal, wood, or plastic, in order to allow a screw, bolt, or other fastener to sit flush with the surface. The conical or tapered hole created by countersinking provides a space for the head of the fastener to sit, allowing it to be recessed below the surface of the material and creating a smooth and even appearance.

    Countersinking can be done using a variety of tools, including a countersink bit, a center punch, or a specially designed countersinking tool. The process involves drilling a shallow hole with a larger diameter than the screw or fastener being used, and then using the countersinking tool to create a conical depression around the hole, gradually widening it until the desired depth and angle are achieved.

    Countersinking is commonly used in woodworking, metalworking, and plastic fabrication to prepare materials for the insertion of screws or other fasteners. It helps to prevent the screw from protruding above the surface of the material, which can be unsightly or interfere with the function of the object being fastened. Countersinking can also help to distribute the force of the screw or fastener more evenly, reducing the risk of splitting or cracking in the material.

  • What is oxy countersinking?


    Oxy countersinking is a type of countersinking that involves the use of an oxyacetylene torch to create a conical depression or countersink in a metal surface. This process is typically used in metal fabrication and welding to prepare the surface of a metal workpiece for the insertion of a screw or other fastener.

    During oxy countersinking, the oxyacetylene torch is used to heat a specific area of the metal surface to a temperature high enough to cause the metal to soften and become malleable. A specially shaped tool is then used to press against the heated metal, creating a conical depression in the surface. The resulting countersink allows a screw or other fastener to sit flush with the surface of the metal, creating a smooth and secure connection.

    Oxy countersinking can be a precise and effective way to prepare metal surfaces for fastening, but it requires careful attention to detail and proper safety precautions to prevent injury or damage to the workpiece. It is typically performed by skilled metalworkers and welders who have experience with oxyacetylene torches and metal fabrication techniques.

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