By taking a little bit of time and reading this article to learn about the right one to use can help you to get the job done faster, and safer.
Drill bits come in all sorts of types and sizes. In order to get those holes made in a particular material you need the right drill bit. Using a wrong one could ruin the drill bits and damage the surface of whatever it is you are trying to drill. By taking a little bit of time and reading this article to learn about the right one to use can help you to get the job done faster, and safer.
Drill Bits For Wood
There are a number of different drill bits that can be used – depending on the job needed. Here are the most common.
These are the kind most people think of when they think about drill bits. They have two twisted spirals cut into a round shank, with cutting edges built in. Wood bits are made of carbon steel. These bits do tend to clog frequently and need to be cleaned out often as you drill.
These are also called wood bits, or dowel bits. They have a center point and two spurs on the outside edges – which help it to drill straight holes. Excellent for dowels because they provide clean sides.
These are often called spade bits. They have a center point and flat metal on the sides enabling it to take away wood fast. They generally are made for larger holes – up to 32mm.
These look like the standard drill bit but are made of high speed steel (HSS). Some of these have a gold color to them, these are made of titanium oxide.
These look like the average twist drill sat first glance. But they have an added piece of metal on the front tip which is made of tungsten carbide to provide hardness.
This bit is for cutting ceramic tiles and glass. When you use it to put a hole in glass it is
necessary to use some kind of lubricant – such as turpentine (flammable). A masonry bit may also be used.
Drill Bits come in a variety of other kinds, too. If in any further doubt about which to use in your particular task, be sure to go online for a little further research.