Drill Bit Set Fabrics and Finishes

The fabrics from which bits are made and the finishes used play a vital role in the performance and life of the bit. Common fabrics and finishes used include:

Drill Bit Set Fabrics and Finishes

Drill Bit Set Fabrics and Finishes

  • Steel bits – work well in drilling softwood, but also drill fast in hardwood.
  • Cobalt bits – work well in drilling aluminum and other tough metals.
  • High-speed steel (HSS) bits – work well in drilling PVC, soft metals, fiberglass, and wood.
  • Titanium coated HSS bits – work well for drilling PVC, fiberglass, metal, and wood.
  • Black oxide-coated HSS bits – work well in drilling metal, softwood, PVC, fiberglass, and hardwood.
  • Carbide-tipped bits – work well in drilling masonry and tile.

Those are some of the main materials that are used to make a drill. Next, let us look at how to select the perfect drill bits (types of drill bits).

James F. Core
 

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