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. 213-297
BrandRS PRO
$34.91
1 Box of 10
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5.6mm Jobber - HSS 93 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. 213-922
BrandRS PRO
$11.25
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2.5mm Jobber - HSS 57 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4784
BrandRS PRO
$21.53
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19mm Morse Taper - HSS 233 mm
RS Stock No. 668-0958
BrandRS PRO
$14.40
1 Box of 10
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9/64in Jobber - HSS 70 mm
RS Stock No. 669-9362
BrandRS PRO
$3.90
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2.5mm Hexagon - HSS 38 mm
RS Stock No. 694-475
BrandRS PRO
$66.60
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25mm Blacksmiths - HSS 240 mm
RS Stock No. 213-944
BrandRS PRO
$10.01
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2.3mm Jobber - HSS 53 mm
RS Stock No. 216-656
BrandRS PRO
$24.87
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2.5mm Jobber - HSCo 57 mm
RS Stock No. 213-073
BrandRS PRO
$15.69
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3.5mm Jobber - HSS 70 mm
RS Stock No. 522-6881
BrandRS PRO
$76.91
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10mm Jobber; Long - HSS 400 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4769
BrandRS PRO
$12.30
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15mm Morse Taper - HSS 212 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7349
BrandRS PRO
$5.30
1 Tube of 5
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0.6mm Jobber - HSS 24 mm
RS Stock No. 213-534
BrandRS PRO
$33.92
1 Box of 5
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12mm Jobber - HSS 151 mm
RS Stock No. 213-039
BrandRS PRO
$20.85
1 Box of 10
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5.5mm Jobber - HSS 93 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4771
BrandRS PRO
$16.10
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17mm Morse Taper - HSS 223 mm
RS Stock No. 669-9375
BrandRS PRO
$5.31
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4.2mm Hexagon - HSS 45 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4826
BrandRS PRO
$12.97
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16mm Jobber - HSS 156 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4762
BrandRS PRO
$8.94
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13mm Morse Taper - HSS 182 mm
RS Stock No. 787-7258
BrandRS PRO
$4.22
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2.5mm Short - HSS 43 mm
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