Spyder Mach-Blue Drill Bits Outlast Titanium Bits in Metal Drilling by Up to 100 Times
Exclusive to Lowe’s, the Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue high-speed steel bits for wood and metal drilling showcase the pinnacle of Spyder performance. These bits act as the billboard for Spyder’s Mach-Blue “armor plating”, a material that not only lends the bits a distinctive blue hue but helps with edge retention and heat build-up.
What is Spyder Saying About the Mach-Blue Stinger Drill Bits?
Mach-Blue bits are engineered to drill quickly and cleanly over and over. They cut cleaner and last significantly longer than other high-quality titanium plated or cobalt bits, even when drilling dense, thick metal.
Matt Tyson, Senior Product Manager at Spyder
The Stinger HSS Mach-Blue Bits join the brand’s growing line of drilling accessories. Spyder constructed the bits from heat-treated M-Series tool steel—already known for its durability. From there, Spyder coats the bits in the Proprietary Mach-Blue plating, an ultra-hard surface plating that helps retain a sharp cutting edge while reducing heat. This results in a faster, cleaner cut in wood, mild steel, steel, aluminum, stacked materials, and other tougher alloys.
They also claim these Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue HSS bits have been shown to drill up to 100 times more holes than titanium or black oxide bits. Spyder even claims that the Mach-Blue bits drill up to 8 times faster than titanium bits, but we’d want to see those claims tested in the real-world.
M2 HSS vs Cobalt vs Spyder M-Series Alloy
We received some helpful info from Spyder regarding how their new M-Series Alloy drill bits stack up against both Cobalt bits and M2 HSS (standard high speed steel) bits.
|M2 HSS||M35/M42 Cobalt||Spyder M-Series Alloy|
|Applications||Wood, mild steel||Wood, mild steel, stainless||Wood, mild steel, stainless|
|Recommended Drill Motor||Hand drill & drill press||Drill press||Hand drill & drill press|
|Added Alloys||N/A||0-8% cobalt for heat resistance||Tungsten for wear resistance|
|Durability||Not shock resistant or flexible||Brittle in unstable hand drilling applications||Extreme side-loading durability and cutting edge sharpness|
|Suggested RPM||Low or High||Low||Low or High|
- Self-centering split point design that resists walking or wandering on both pre-hardened and curved surfaces
- Impact-rated 1/4″ hex shank works with impact drivers, chucked drills, and drill presses
- Made in the USA
You can find the Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue Drill Bits exclusively at Lowe’s. either in-store or online. They come in a ten-piece kit that includes 1/16″, 5/64″, 3/32″, 1/8″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″ bits. The kit retails for $39.98—that’s more premium-level pricing for drill bits, even over titanium. Individual bits from 1/16″ to 1/2″ will be sold separately.
Spyder Stinger Mach-Blue Drill Bit Selection Guide
|Diameter||Speed Hex Size||Part #|