Walter P6006 Inserts for Exchangeable-tip Drills Ideal for Deep Hole Drilling in Low-carbon Steels

June 14, 2021 12:45 pm

The Walter P6006 is ideal for holemaking without pilot drilling up to 10xDc in carbon steels, structural steels, and low alloy steels.

Waukesha, WI—Walter has introduced the P6006 insert for exchangeable-tip drills that brings new levels of drilling efficiency to low carbon steels, structural steels, and low alloy steels. Developed specifically for these unalloyed low-carbon and low-alloy steels, it features optimized geometry, with a sharp cutting edge and deep chip gash that leads to maximum process reliability and efficient chip breakage in low alloy or unalloyed steels. It also offers high centering accuracy, ideal for deep hole drills in the above-mentioned materials.

New Walter P6006 insert with D4140 exchangeable-tip drill.

The P6006 insert can perform up to 10 x Dc without the need for a pilot drill. It features a protective chamfer on the insert with HIPIMS-PVD coating, and the wear resistant WPP25 grade which leads to maximum tool life in stable conditions. Further, the insert has a 100° prism for the contact point in the body, and a 140° point angle with new geometry and thinner web. Optimum wear detection is provided by its light-colored yellow coating. The P6006’s current dia. range is  0.472-1.161-in. (12.00–29.50 mm), with plans to increase the diameter range with Walter’s next product release. This exchangeable-tip drill finds ready application in general metalworking, and the energy, automotive, and aerospace industries.

The P6006 can be used in all exchangeable-tip drills D4140, D4240, and D4340.


Walter, a global leader in the metalworking industry for over 100 years, offers a wide range of precision tools for milling, turning, drilling and threading applications. The company helps customers in the aviation and aerospace industries, automotive, energy, and general industry improve process reliability and increase productivity. As an innovative partner capable of creating digital process solutions for optimal efficiency, Walter is pioneering Industry 4.0 throughout the machining industry. With Regional Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, Walter markets its competence brands Walter, Walter Titex, Walter Prototyp and Walter Multiply through a network of channel partners and field engineers across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

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