Twist Drill Bits

Twist drill bits are a hand tool accessories used for drilling material like masonry, wood and sheet metal to create holes. Twist Drill bits are used in conjunction with a power drill and are readily available in various shapes and sizes depending on the material being drilled.

Types of Twist Drill Bits

Jobber drill bit

Long drill bit

Short drill bit

Stub drill bit

Morse Taper drill bit

Self-centring drill bit

What material can they cut?

They can cut through many forms of material, its a question of having the correct drill bit, however typical materials include;

Wood

Plastics

Aluminium

Brass

Cast iron

Mild steel

How do they work?

Insert the drill bit into a corded or cordless power drill at the chuck, tighten until its held in place then select the required torque setting. Hold the power drill with both hands securely, apply some pressure then start drilling,

How do you know which type of Twist Drill Bits to use?

It is important to have the correct drill bit when cutting holes. When making a considered purchase there a few things you need to consider; the material being cut, the material & coating of the drill plus the geometry.

Drill point angle

There are 2 general types; 118 ° that drill mild steel aluminum and other soft metals or 135 ° that drills hard steel and tough materials.

What are their strengths?

HSS drill bits are basic, inexpensive and easy to re-sharpen

HSS drill bits with Cobalt are an improvement on HSS, offer greater resistance to heat and wear but is also easy to re-sharpen

Carbide drill bits are the most expensive, usually, give the best heat resistance and last the longest.

When should I sharpen my drill?

As a rule, if your holes are in tolerance and wear & chipping are below 0.5 mm its typically ok to keep using your drill, anything after that you need to consider replacing or sharpening.

Popular Coating

Bright finish

Black oxide

Titanium Nitride (TiN)

Titanium Carbon-Nitride (TiCN)

Titanium Aluminum Nitride (TiAIN)

Safety

Proper eye protection must be worn at all times

Only use drills bits made for power tools

Keep hands away from drills bits during application

Applications Information

Twist drill bits are used in Industrial construction, servicing & maintenance applications.


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RS Stock No. 213-411
BrandRS PRO
£8.19
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3mm Jobber - HSS 61 mm
RS Stock No. 408-7988
BrandRS PRO
£15.45
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16mm Blacksmiths - HSS 150 mm
RS Stock No. 522-6651
BrandRS PRO
£7.40
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4mm Jobber; Long - HSS 250 mm
RS Stock No. 213-922
BrandRS PRO
£5.78
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2.5mm Jobber - HSS 57 mm
RS Stock No. 408-7972
BrandRS PRO
£13.18
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14mm Blacksmiths - HSS 150 mm
RS Stock No. 216-482
BrandRS PRO
£5.38
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3.3mm Jobber - HSCo 65 mm
RS Stock No. 213-203
BrandRS PRO
£14.41
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5mm Jobber - HSS 86 mm
RS Stock No. 213-067
BrandRS PRO
£9.61
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4mm Jobber - HSS 75.5 mm
RS Stock No. 213-304
BrandRS PRO
£9.53
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3.5mm Jobber - HSS 70 mm
RS Stock No. 213-821
BrandRS PRO
£9.14
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4mm Jobber - HSS 75 mm
RS Stock No. 213-405
BrandRS PRO
£8.33
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3.2mm Jobber - HSS 65 mm
RS Stock No. 213-398
BrandRS PRO
£9.53
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3.3mm Jobber - HSS 65 mm
RS Stock No. 213-045
BrandRS PRO
£13.34
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5mm Jobber - HSS 86.5 mm
RS Stock No. 212-963
BrandRS PRO
£9.50
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3mm Jobber - HSS 59 mm
RS Stock No. 213-887
BrandRS PRO
£4.70
1 Box of 10
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1mm Jobber - HSS 34 mm
RS Stock No. 694-447
BrandRS PRO
£18.11
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17mm Blacksmiths - HSS 184 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4816
BrandRS PRO
£6.79
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14mm Jobber - HSS 156 mm
RS Stock No. 213-089
BrandRS PRO
£7.12
1 Box of 10
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2.5mm Jobber - HSS 56 mm
RS Stock No. 213-916
BrandRS PRO
£5.09
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2mm Jobber - HSS 49 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7337
BrandRS PRO
£6.68
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0.5mm Jobber - HSS 22 mm
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