A drill is one of the most important and frequently-used tools to have in your toolbox because it is flexible and can do several things in your DIY project. The drill’s flexibility is aided by a variety of drill bits type, each of which is tailored to a specific material or task. This article will give you some advice to choose the right drill bits for your project.
1. Drill bits material
The are a lot of drill bits types, which are made from different material for different purposes. However, one of the most common material for drill bits making is high-speed steel (HSS), and sometimes HSS with additional cobalt.
While the HSS drill bits is suitable for general applications such as drilling on wood, plastic and some types of light metal, drill bits made of cobalt will have greater strength and can be used to drill through ultra-hard material like steel.
2. Drill bits coating
There are several types of coating with different set of advantages and disadvantages. As mentioned above, cobalt coating will give the drill bits more strength to be used on hard operations and work under high temperature. Different types of titanium, such as its nitride, carbon nitride or aluminum nitride can also be used to coat a drill bit for different purposes. Research before buying drill bits to choose the right one can help you save more money than you can think.
3. Drill bits length and angles
There is one thing you must remember: the shorter the bit, the more rigid the drill is. Choosing the right drill bits length is important as it decide how efficient your work is. If you don’t know how to choose the suitable length for your DIY project, contact us now.
Point angles in drill bits exist in a large number of forms, but two angles 118° and 135° have become the most popular. The 118° is more suitable for using in soft materials, for example plastic and wood thanks to its sharper tip. However, the 135° will be a smart choice if you are working on more intensive materials like steel.
Remember that choosing the right drill bits for your DIY or home-improving project is not easy. Contacting us before choosing will be a wise choice.