Topic: Richard Kutok of TG Tools United discusses the benefits of working with great drill bits.
During this edition of CareyBrosPros, you’ll find out about:
- What makes TG Tool’s drill bits different.
- Why you should invest in quality tools.
- How you can easily sharpen these unique drill bits.
Guest: Richard Kutok – Director of Sales and Marketing of TG Tools United Company
3 Points for Success – from Richard Kutok:
- Don’t go cheap. Spend the money. Buy the quality products. Whether it be our product, or whether it be a hammer, it doesn’t make any difference. Make it a quality product, so it’s going to stay with you. It is an investment.
- Use the right bits for the right job. And with TG Tool’s bits, because they are multifunctional, you don’t have to have a bit for every part of the job.
- Pricing. TG Tools has similar pricing for a superior product.
James: [00:00:00] I’m James and it’s great to have you with us on this, another edition of CareyBrosPros.
Morris: [00:00:04] And I’m Morris, and yes we are professional contractors and brother.
James: [00:00:08] With so many tools the trade you might ask yourself, “What’s one more company?” Well, we have with us at our broadcast location here at the International Builders Show Kitchen Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas Richard Tutok who is the director of sales and marketing of TG Tools. And Richard is here to discuss who TG Tools is and what makes them different. Richard welcome to CareyBrosPros.
Richard: [00:00:35] Thank you very much James. Thank you very much Morris.
James: [00:00:38] Nice to have you with us. N.
Morris: [00:00:39] Ice to have you with us Richard. So tell us who or what is TG Tools United Company?
Richard: [00:00:46] Yes.
Morris: [00:00:46] Is that it?
Richard: [00:00:47] That is it.
Morris: [00:00:48] Tell us a little bit about TG Tools.
Richard: [00:00:50] Love to! TG Tools United company we are the U.S. division of the Jiangsu Tiangong United Company. A Chinese company that is the world’s largest Drillbit manufacturer.
James: [00:01:04] Wow.
Richard: [00:01:04] Since 1978 they started actually manufacturing TV antennas.
James: [00:01:11] Wow.
Richard: [00:01:12] And in 1987 they switched over into manufacturing drill bits, and at any one given time they employ about 6500 workers, 172 inspectors and engineers and it just goes on and on and on.
Morris: [00:01:30] I’m going to tell you something. I put my fingers on two bits. There are without a doubt the most razor sharp bits. James will tell you, I buy the best of everything. I’m not going to live long enough not to enjoy what can be enjoyed and your bits are so sharp. It’s unbelievable.
James: [00:01:53] Especially when it comes to tools. I mean if you don’t have a good powerful tool and you don’t have a sharp cutting device, whether it’s a grill bitter or a solid blade or what have you. You’re either going to work yourself to death, you’re going to create a safety hazard, or you’re going to produce something that is not nearly as good as it could otherwise be.
Richard: [00:02:19] Right. Exactly.
Morris: [00:02:19] Tell us what makesT.G. tools different than other companies.
Richard: [00:02:22] OK. It’s quality. One word. That’s what it is.
James: [00:02:25] I love it. I love it.
Richard: [00:02:26] It really is. I mean we manufacture for the majority of the other manufacturers that are out there as an OEM manufacter.
James: [00:02:34] Oh really. I didn’t know that you OEM product.
Richard: [00:02:37] We OEM for, just to mention a few, Irwin, Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee. OK?
James: [00:02:42] Oh.
Richard: [00:02:43] But not all there are bits. We manufacture to their specs, but when it comes to quality, if they say we want you to lower your quality then we say thank you. We’re not going to manufacture anymore for you. Period. OK? We have our own standards. So what we have in our what we call our kick series which you are talking about are high speed brad points, our spade’s, and our forstners. Okay. Those are proprietary to us, toT.G. Tools United Company US.
Morris: [00:03:18] You know what a high-speed brad point is, don’t you?
James: [00:03:20] Yes.
Morris: [00:03:21] That’s with the little chip in the center to keep it from spinning all around.
James: [00:03:25] From traveling.
Richard: [00:03:27] Right. From walking.
Morris: [00:03:28] Walking.
Richard: [00:03:28] Right, walking. We guarantee on our spade’s, our brand points, and our forstners. We guarantee that they will never walk.
Morris: [00:03:36] I call it Ubering.
Richard: [00:03:38] OK. Ubering. [laughs]
James: [00:03:40] You have three primary products. You have the spade or paddle bit.
Richard: [00:03:44] Right.
James: [00:03:44] You have the forstner bit.
Richard: [00:03:46] Correct.
James: [00:03:47] And then you have the.
Morris: [00:03:48] the Brad point bit.
James: [00:03:48] Brad point it.
Richard: [00:03:49] High speed brad point bit.
James: [00:03:50] Yeah.
Richard: [00:03:50] Correct.
James: [00:03:51] Now, do I go sharpen these bids from time to time?
Richard: [00:03:54] Yes you can.
James: [00:03:55] OK.
Richard: [00:03:55] Yes you can. That’s what makes us unique, again. That’s what makes us different is that the one thing you can’t do is you cannot take our high speed brad point and put that into a drill dr.
James: [00:04:05] You can’t do that?
Richard: [00:04:06] No right because of the design. The geometry that we used to manufacture all three of those bits does not allow you to take our high speed brad point and put it into that product. It’ll turn it into a standard brad point.
James: [00:04:19] And that won’t give me because I I know what it does-.
Morris: [00:04:23] You don’t want a standard brad point.
James: [00:04:25] It pulls out material it exhausts material which gets me to drill and doesn’t bind the drill up, which is wonderful.
Richard: [00:04:31] Well the other thing with the drill doctor is it will give it four cutting edges. We have six cutting edges on the tip. The other factor that we do with the high speed brad point is we sharpen both the inside and the outside of the extrusion floats, takes the debris out faster, cuts down on heat, allows us to work in wood, plastic, sheet metal, brass, copper, aluminum, and some stainless without having to change that.
Morris: [00:05:00] Richard that must be a really elaborate sharpening device. Do you offer that? Is that on the market for-.
Richard: [00:05:07] There’s no device needed, actually. We give you instructions on every every time you purchase either a set or you can go to a Web site and watch a animation as to how to sharpen it yourself.
James: [00:05:21] Wow.
Richard: [00:05:22] Ok? you can use a wheel or you can use a file. It’s not hard, believe me. Or there’s companies all over the country that have learned how to sharpen our bits.
Morris: [00:05:34] OK.
Richard: [00:05:34] So you can send it out and do it. It’s not like some of those where you have to send them in and let them sharpen and then they send them back.
Morris: [00:05:42] OK.
Richard: [00:05:43] OK. We’ve had customers that you know have said listen these are so easy to sharpen I can do it in 20 minutes.
James: [00:05:52] Now I have to tell you one of the problems, the traditional problems, of the forstner bit is that the material that you’re cutting gets clogged in below the bit and makes it really quite difficult and often dangerous.
Richard: [00:06:05] Right.
James: [00:06:05] And you’re forstner bit is an open bit. Talk a little bit about that Richard.
Richard: [00:06:11] 9 cutting edge you’re on it. OK. Totally open ended. The design and the geometry again that we use on that. Everything starts at the point. Okay? So, we start at the point, it takes out the circumference, and then it takes out the center point. All right? It can mill, drill, route, channel, cut, and bore.
Morris: [00:06:36] Because it’s open.
Richard: [00:06:37] Because it is open, right. And again because of that geometry, it does a curved path. All right. The other unique thing about it is that no other bit can do is that we can literally set it up, so the point is right on the edge of the material you’re working on and go right down the edge and give you a perfect cut all the way down. And you can also follow a pipe or a cable that you need to. I mean it’s unbelievable and people to say well you know you do this all the time. I’ve just put the drill in their hand and say OK you know you do it right.
James: [00:07:20] That’s what you did with us. [laughs].
Richard: [00:07:20] I mean, yeah, I mean the pros love it.
James: [00:07:22] I want to know about the paddle bit. I call it a paddle.
Morris: [00:07:26] You calls it a paddle bit. I calls it a spade. [laughs].
Richard: [00:07:29] [laughs]
James: [00:07:29] That’s right. That’s right. That’s a line out of Sling Blade by the way.
Richard: [00:07:34] Right. OK. [laughs].
James: [00:07:35] So what’s different about your spade bit?
Richard: [00:07:40] The “W” design that we have.
James: [00:07:41] That’s it.
Richard: [00:07:41] There’s no to what we call tang on the point.
Morris: [00:07:45] A regular paddle bit has like that.
Richard: [00:07:48] Correct. Exactly. And all a regular paddle bit, or spade, all it does is rip material.
Richard: [00:07:55] And it gives you 30 percent more cutting surface. OK literally. And it’s much faster. It’s made out of CRV 40 chrome vanadium steel. OK it has a little bit of flex to it. OK? It has a memory. So what happens is when you want to turn it or make a curved path or follow something with it, you just put pressure on it, OK? It won’t break.
James: [00:08:25] Wow. OK.
Richard: [00:08:25] That’s the difference between us and everybody else. I’ve had the pros come to us and say OK yes sure. And they’ve pulled out their spade. OK a regular paddle bit, and say hey listen I can do that and as soon as they try snap it’ll go.
James: [00:08:42] Wow.
Richard: [00:08:42] So that’s the main difference. The other thing is we put a hex shank on it so it won’t. There’s there’s no you know it has great torque.
James: [00:08:49] It isn’t going to spin.
Richard: [00:08:50] Exactly. Yeah. And we also put what we call a fisheye on the actual spade part of it, so if you go through and you want to connect to cable and pull it back out you can. Now where we’re from, out of the Chicago area, there’s basements. Right?
James: [00:09:04] Right.
[00:09:05] OK. So, what a guy has to do with the day is he goes down from the kitchen drills down to the basement and he’s got to go down to the basement and try to match that. OK? If they buy our 13 inch, which has a longer reach, all he goes is starts at the kitchen, curves it, OK? Runs this pipe down there and he’s done. He doesn’t have to find anything.
James: [00:09:30] Richard, where can our pro audience listening find your product?
Richard: [00:09:36] We are in hardware stores across the country. Ace Hardware Stores, TruValue stores. We’re in independents.
James: [00:09:44] Lumber yards?
Richard: [00:09:44] Oh yeah! Lumber yards across the country, as well. They can find us on all of the major websites across the country. Amazon, shopbetter.com. There’s so many of them it’s hard to miss.
James: [00:09:58] Wonderful.
Morris: [00:09:59] All right, Richard. It’s the time in the CareyBrosPros podcast where we ask you what our audience should take away from your success. What are your three tips for success?
Richard: [00:10:14] OK. Number one, don’t go cheap. Don’t buy something that they’re going to buy it and it’s going to break. And they’re going to just continue to spend more money. Spend the money. Buy the quality products, OK? Whether it be our product, or whether it be a hammer. Doesn’t make any difference. Make it a quality product. So it’s going to stay with them. In today’s marketplace, you know, it used to be, especially with drill bits, they’d buy the drill bits in bulk. They put them in their pouch.
James: [00:10:46] Yeah.
Richard: [00:10:47] You know they get dull. They’d flip it over their shoulder, and they’d take another one. They don’t do that today.
James: [00:10:53] This is an investment.
Richard: [00:10:54] It is an investment. Exactly. OK. Number two, I think what they need to do here is, especially with our products, is make sure that they’re using the right bits for the right job. And with us because they are multifunctional, they don’t have to have a bit for every part of the job.
James: [00:11:21] I love that. I love that.
Richard: [00:11:23] And that’s the main feature of our multi functional drill bits. OK? And third is pricing. OK? I mean if someone was to go out and buy a regular spade bit and the price that against our spade were equal or better than they are. So, I mean that’s the key.
James: [00:11:45] Now that’s what I call three points for success.
Richard: [00:11:48] Right.
James: [00:11:48] No pun intended on point.
Richard: [00:11:50] I gotcha.
James: [00:11:50] All right. Our thanks to our friend Richard Kutok. He is the director of sales and marketing of TG Tools United Company. Thanks, Richard, for joining us on this episode of CareyBrosPros, and you may learn more about TG Tool’s products at mytgtools.com.
Morris: [00:12:11] Looking for more information about our guest or for more podcasts, videos, and articles? Just check out our website at CareyBrosPros.com.
James: [00:12:23] Thank you Richard.
Richard: [00:12:24] My pleasure, gentlemen. Thank you very much.