Posted by Stephen Parker on Sep 30, 2016


Safety wire, or lock wire, is often used in conjunction with safety wire bolts to add an extra precaution in securing parts. The process ensures that critical bolts do not loosen because of vibration, or other forces, and attached parts don't fall off.  When creating safety wire bolts, you need machines that are able to drill small diameter holes through the bolt head or body. For this stage we recommend the DrillMate. The DrillMate can efficiently cross drill safety wire bolts in regular and heavy hex heads, socket heads, 12 point bolts, and round bar. This makes the DrillMate ideal for drilling bolts for safety wire.



Standard Features

  • Up to 3/16" drill diameterUp to 265 pounds thrust
  • Double spindle (single spindle available)
  • Electronic variable speed drive
  • Electronically controlled peck cycles for holes to 2" deep
  • Cross drill through head, threads, or shank of bolt
  • Compact design
  • Replaceable drill bushings
  • Interchangeable tooling
  • 1/2HP 110V single phase motor
  • Coolant system
  • Dual safety switches
  • Collet type drill chuck
  • Painted Safety Green


For pricing and additional information regarding the DrillMate, please contact MSII today at (409) 842-4404 or

MSI is located in Beaumont, TX and builds chamfering and pipe beveling machinesmarking equipmentbar shearsnut assembly tablescylindrical parts feedersbolt cross drills, and bolt shortening tools and services an international customer base in a variety of industries.


Topics: bolt cross drill