There are so many types of drill bits to choose from when looking to start a new project. Each kind of drill bit is designed for a specific task. Besides deciding which one is the best fit for the job, you also have to consider the bit’s quality. Certain drill bits might not even be able to go through the material that you’re using. There is also a price factor. Higher quality drill bits will be more expensive. How can you choose the right ones to use?
PICK ONES SUITED FOR THE MATERIAL YOU’RE USING
Using a drill bit suited for the task at hand will ensure that it is appropriately used and will stay in the hole you made. Standard twist drill bits are among the most common bits used, and people use them for things they shouldn’t. They aren’t made for drilling screw holes, but taper point bits are
HOW TO KNOW WHICH BITS ARE THE RIGHT ONES
When choosing the best drill bit for your project, there are things to look at. What size hole do you need to drill? What’s the size of the shank? Do you need a flat bottom hole? What do you need the rate of entry to be? What type of wood are you drilling into? All of these are aspects to look at when choosing the right drill bit.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT DRILL BITS?
Here are some of the drill bits you can choose from:
FORSTNER DRILL BIT
Forstner drill bits are meant to be used on wood. They’re named after the inventor, Benjamin Forstner, and the body of the drill bit is made to drill a flat-bottomed hole.
SPADE DRILL BITA
spade drill bit, also known as paddle bit, was made to cut larger holes. They can be up to 1.5 inches across. These drill bits are typically used to drill holes through wood for running wires and water lines.
TWIST DRILL BIT
The twist drill bit is the standard bit used for a variety of purposes. It has a pointed cutting tip and has fluted sides and can be used in plastic, thinner metal, and wood.
BRAD-POINT DRILL BITA
Brad-Point drill bit is used for wood. It has a sharp spur on the tip that helps position it in the correct spot for drilling. These bits are great for a clean hole and for projects that include a lot of detail.
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