Find the Drill Bit Based on the Length, Diameter and Material you Need
With the total amount of drill bits out there, finding the correct one can be overwhelming. However, you can narrow your search down by determining certain factors. The material you are working on is important, as harder material such as steel and glass may require specific bits. A softer material gives you more flexibility in terms of design and price. The size of the hole is important as smaller holes need to be more accurate, with a smaller length being more useful. With larger holes, you can be more rough while drilling.
Finally the tool you'll be using the bits with is also significant, and not just the type of chuck the bit goes into. Certain bits do not work well, if at all, with power drills, while other bits are specifically made for hand-twist screwdrivers.
Different Drill Bits come with a Variety of Characteristics
Another characteristic to consider for a drill bit is the spiral of the bit itself. Essentially giving you the rate of twist, the spiral can be fast with a compact flute or low with an elongated flute. Typically the fast spirals are needed for applications with low spindle speeds, while the low spiral bits are used with quicker cutting operations, so no material builds up and clogs the hole or bit.
Different bits come with different tip angles based on the material it is designed to work with. This is critical as the angle of the bit point can affect the hole shape, wear rate and any wandering while in use. When drilling into a softer material, you'll need a bit that has a tip with a more acute angle, while tougher material typically requires a larger angle.
The length of your drill bit is obviously important, as it determines not only how deep a hole can be drilled but also its flexibility. Longer bits are less stiff and more pliable, but they can have a negative effect on your drilling accuracy.
From Common to Specialty Bits
HNSTools has plenty of drill bit varieties from such top suppliers Klein Tools, Greenlee, DeWalt and more. Besides your everyday screwdriver bits, twist drill bits are one of the most common. Characterized by its pointy tip and spiral grove, these are your typical general purpose bits that work on most materials. For more accuracy, auger bits are perfect for deeper, more threaded holes. They have a long, spiraling shaft that is better at removing wood and other softer materials.
Enjoy the Unique and Adaptable Design of Step Bits
Step bits have a more all-in-one design with the bits themselves having a step layout. This unique design lets you drill different hole diameters with the same bit. Usually the diameter is labeled on each "step" of the bit and increases going up, so the farther you drill, the larger the hole will be. Otherwise known as unibits, they are specifically used for drilling in thinner metal.
Get More Power on Harder Materials with Hole Saws and Masonry Bits
Masonry bits are used for exactly what you think, harder mason surfaces such as bricks and concrete. The material of these bits is usually much harder and designed to be used with heavier power tools. The longer spiraled shaft can help eliminate any built-up debris while in use as well.
Hole saw arbors are used with hole saws to cut through harder metal and wood by making a perfectly circular cut with ease. The arbors will attach with the hole and the shank of the drill and help give you that extra power when cutting.
Get You Drill Bits and Other Tools at Home Network Supply
From drill bits, arbors and even bit kits, find everything you need to get your job done quickly and easily at HNSTools! Be sure and check out our other tools and materials such as Hole Saws, Power Tools, Screwdrivers, Cutters and Regular Saws that will make for the perfect addition to your tool assembly!