Find Your Drill Bit
We hope to help you find the right drill bit for your job by providing information about the different types. If you are shopping for a new set to replace an old worn out set, need a specialty bit for a specific job you are working on or looking to purchase a gift for that handyman in your life you’ve come to the right place.
We have assembled helpful articles and how to information on purchasing, using and selecting the best ones for the job. With special feature articles on building toys, organizers and shelves we have also brought you some unique crafting projects as well. Please take a few moments to read through our articles and feel free to bookmark our site if you find it especially helpful.
Handy Tools for Every Tool Box
They are such a handy tool that every toolbox should contain an assortment of the different types and sizes. The versatility lends themselves for use in the building of various items and is quite a handy item to have on hand for quick repairs as well. They are ideal for use on many of your indoor and outdoor projects.
They are strong enough to drill into masonry and other hard surfaces, and yet they are equally adept when used on softer surfaces such as wood.
Need to pre-drill some holes for screws before hanging a shelf or a few pictures on the wall? Metal bits should do the job with ease. You will be amazed at how much easier it is to use a drill versus attempting to make these holes with a screwdriver and a screw! You can have the shelf or pictures up and be sitting on the couch with a cool drink in just a few minutes using a drill.
How about building a bookcase to hold all those books you have accumulated? Of course for projects using hard surfaces such as masonry will require diamond type bits due to the strength of this material.
They aren’t very expensive and this is especially true when you consider how versatile and handy tool they are to have. They’re easy to find too. They are sold through the internet (we even have some listed here), and at department and hardware stores. They are usually sold in sets containing several kinds, sizes and styles instead of sold individually. The best ones will contain a variety of different types and sizes to be used on a wide-assortment of building projects.
No one that calls themselves ‘handy’ when it comes to building things should have a toolbox that doesn’t have a set waiting to be used on a project. And even those who aren’t braggarts about their building skills; should consider them to be an item that every toolbox should have. They are by far the ‘handiest’ tools to always have a supply of. And keeping them in your toolbox ensures that you will be able to find them when you need them.
Use A Dremel tool
The Dremel tool, and other rotary tools, makes a good power drill for first time users. Because of their multi-speed, they allow those leery of power tools to become familiar with their use. Speed can be increased as the user becomes comfortable with the tool.
If your rotary tool includes the flex arm attachment, this can allow you to use it in places that a normal power drill cannot reach. The flex arm attachment can also assist in drilling small holes in intricate patterns or where a power drill head cannot fit.
By carefully angling the bit head, lines can be carved into flat surfaces. Woodcarvers enjoy using their rotary tool to remove excess material from caricatures, decoys and other carving projects. A Dremel and a wood bit are also a good tool to use to pre-drill holes to insert small jigsaw blades within the work piece. Once you have discovered the versatility of using a rotary tool, you may never pick up a power drill again.