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, it’s 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 it’s 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 it’s 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. 213-376
BrandRS PRO
$8.66
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1.4mm Jobber - HSS 40 mm
RS Stock No. 213-045
BrandRS PRO
$18.87
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5mm Jobber - HSS 86.5 mm
RS Stock No. 669-9378
BrandRS PRO
$4.43
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5mm Hexagon - HSS 50 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7330
BrandRS PRO
$11.00
1 Tube of 5
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0.4mm Jobber - HSS 21 mm
RS Stock No. 213-758
BrandRS PRO
$10.57
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2.8mm Jobber - HSS 61 mm
RS Stock No. 213-095
BrandRS PRO
$22.37
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6mm Jobber - HSS 93.5 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7327
BrandRS PRO
$9.11
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0.3mm Jobber - HSS 19 mm
RS Stock No. 212-979
BrandRS PRO
$7.66
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2mm Jobber - HSS 47.5 mm
RS Stock No. 212-963
BrandRS PRO
$13.98
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3mm Jobber - HSS 59 mm
RS Stock No. 213-124
BrandRS PRO
$44.61
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8mm Jobber - HSS 117 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4775
BrandRS PRO
$27.35
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18mm Morse Taper - HSS 228 mm
RS Stock No. 522-6780
BrandRS PRO
$24.67
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7mm Jobber; Long - HSS 200 mm
RS Stock No. 216-432
BrandRS PRO
$49.22
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8mm Jobber - HSCo 117 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7346
BrandRS PRO
$7.46
1 Tube of 5
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0.65mm Jobber - HSS 26 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7352
BrandRS PRO
$7.62
1 Tube of 5
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0.7mm Jobber - HSS 28 mm
RS Stock No. 216-498
BrandRS PRO
$25.91
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3mm Jobber - HSCo 61 mm
RS Stock No. 694-431
BrandRS PRO
$28.93
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15mm Blacksmiths - HSS 150 mm
RS Stock No. 669-9362
BrandRS PRO
$3.90
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2.5mm Hexagon - HSS 38 mm
RS Stock No. 788-4987
BrandRS PRO
$4.91
1 Tube of 5
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1.75mm Jobber - HSS 46 mm
RS Stock No. 668-0958
BrandRS PRO
$14.40
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9/64in Jobber - HSS 70 mm
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