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IDEAL TKO™ Carbide Tipped Hole Cutters Feature SmoothStart™ Pilot Drill for Faster, Cleaner Sheet Metal Cutting

Professional-grade cutters designed as alternative to time-consuming knockouts and hole saws

SYCAMORE, IL, March 13, 2009 –

IDEAL Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers of tools for professional contractors, today announced expansion of its market-leading cutting supplies with the new TKO™ line of carbide tipped hole cutters. A smart alternative to knockouts or bi-metal hole saws, the TKO incorporates the exclusive SmoothStart™ pilot drill that guides the TKO into sheet metal to yield smoother, burr-free holes while also preventing damage to its precision-ground carbide teeth.

IDEAL TKO cutters offer the superior accuracy and rigidity in hole drilling operations required in electrical, HVAC and maintenance work. An integral arbor assures improved control, while a flange is built-in to avoid over-drilling beyond the sheet metal. An ejection spring wrapped around the SmoothStart drill cleanly ejects slugs.

IDEAL TKO hole cutters fit any standard drill and are available in a full range of sizes from 3/4" to 2 1/2". They are sold separately or in convenient kits.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web, www.idealindustries.com.

About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.
708-482-0212
dan@oconnellpr.com

Aaron Mattison
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
877-201-9005
aaron.mattison@idealindustries.com

©2009 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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