Radial Arm Drilling Machine

Hardings Steel in North Vancouver is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of services for all of our clients throughout the Lower Mainland. We own leading edge equipment that allows us to satisfy the needs of every project. Among our various metal fabrication tools is a radial arm drill, which allows us to drill and tap holes into a metal component. This is an integral part of the metal fabrication process.

Drilling vs Tapping

While some of our clients are quite familiar with trade terminology, others may not realize the difference between drilling and tapping. Drilling is the process of creating smooth holes in a metal component. After a hole has been drilled, it can also be tapped. Tapping is the process where a thread is created in the side of the hole, to allow for a screw or bolt to be inserted. This can be particularly useful when working on a project that requires onsite welding and installation.

Our Workmanship

The radial arm drill at Hardings Steel in North Vancouver is capable of drilling and tapping two-inch holes into any section of a metal component. We also offer water jet cutting for holes requiring unique sizing or minute precision. With over 50 years of experience creating lasting steel solutions, you can trust the team at Hardings Steel to provide superior workmanship and friendly service for all of your metal fabrication needs.

To learn more about drilling or to request an estimate, contact the friendly professionals at Hardings Steel in North Vancouver today.

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Rick Harris


"We have worked with Hardings Steel Company for 9 years now and are extremely happy with all the work they have installed around our complex."

Rick Harris, Superintendent, Building Services, North Vancouver Recreation Commission

Brent Comber


"Hardings Steel is reliable, efficient and highly skilled. We have worked with them for many years and depend on them to meet our needs with excellent service, from quote to finished product."

Brent Comber



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"For the past several years I have relied on Hardings Steel to help out with a variety of repairs and fabrications. I have always been treated with courtesy and the workmanship is first class."

Bob Lowden, SOS Environmental Inc.