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What are Best Drill Bits For Metal & Wood Working

Best Drill Bits For Metal & Wood Working

Are you looking for the drill bits for drilling into wood and metal? Then you are at the right place. Here you will find the best drill bits for wood and metal.

In any hardware store, anyone can easily find different drill bit types. But not everyone knows for what material which bit will work best. Some drill bits look similar but they work differently on metal and wood. Then how to identify the differences? Let’s know

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DRILL BITS FOR METAL AND WOOD

You actually won't find a big difference if we talk about the metal drill bit vs wood, They seem similar in shape & size, and sometimes the same colors. There are two major differences between a metal drill and a wood drill bit is color and tip of a drill bit.

What is the most common drill bit applicable for both metal and wood material?

The most common drill bit for metal and wood is a twist drill bit. A twist drill bit is a cutting tool that is used to bore holes at a large scale. Twist bits, with minor differences, can easily drill into any worksheets. Drill bit sets are mainly used to bore holes in metal, wood, plastic, and other materials.

WHAT ARE THE BEST DRILL BITS FOR METALWORKING?

DRILL BITS FOR METALWORKING

Metal drill bits are not as versatile as wood drill bits, but there are a number of unique bits available for different metal projects.

The two most popular drill bits for metalworking are

  • Standard high-speed steel bits (HSS)
  • Titanium or cobalt coated HSS bits

HIGH-SPEED STEEL (HSS) BIT

Drilling metal, wood, plastic, and other materials are simple with high-speed steel bits (HSS). Although they are designed for metalworking, HSS bits can easily drill into the wood, especially softwood material, because they lack brads to control it.

The HSS bits are made-up of carbon steel, which is durable enough to resist the strain applied by high-performance power tools to cut through metal. Drilling into aluminum, steel, wood, and plastic using a 17/32 drill bit (Silver and Deming HSS) is the most common in various fabrication industries.

TITANIUM OR COBALT-COATED HSS BIT

HSS bits can easily cut through lightweight metals like aluminum, but when it comes to cutting hard metals like steel or iron, though, you'll need something more powerful, such as titanium and cobalt drill bits.

You must know, cobalt drill bits are usually more expensive than HSS drill bits, but they can handle more tough tasks. They are coated with cobalt steel, carbide-tipped steel, or titanium, these coatings make them stronger and heavier than their standard counterparts and allow them to live up to five times longer.

WHAT ARE THE BEST DRILL BITS FOR WOODWORKING?

What is the best wood drill bit? If you're working on a wood project that involves the use of a power drill, you'll need a wood drill bit. A wood drill bit comes in a variety of sizes for different kinds of projects. The two most popular types of wood drill bits that you should be aware of are:

  • Flat or Wood Spade Bit
  • Countersink or Pilot Drill Bit

FLAT OR WOOD SPADE BIT

Spade Bits are used to instantly bore holes in wood. Because these bits make a rough hole, they're usually used to drill in regions that will be covered later or that will not visible. It features a wide, flat blade and is also known as paddle bits.

The flat paddle shape has a sharp cutting edge that ensures a smooth, clean hole. Each spade bit is designed to drill large holes in soft materials like wood. This spade bit is used to drill holes in studs in walls for the installation of wiring or pipes. Shop range of Spade bits from our store.

COUNTERSINK OR PILOT DRILL BIT

Countersink or pilot drill bit is best for drilling into wood material. A countersink drill bit performs two main functions. It easily drills a pilot hole in the wood and secondly, creates a very fine “V” (countersink) shape structure in the wooden workpiece. 

A pilot hole is a small hole drilled to insert the screw in a workpiece. The pilot hole restricts the wood from cracking and splitting.

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