Drill bit guide: a complete guide about drill bit has been given in this article.
Before working with the drill bit, it is really important to know what drill bit is, what are the types of drill bit, different working sector of different drill bits, and many more.
And after reading this article, you will also know how to attach a drill bit with a drill and how to remove a drill bit from a drill.
Thus, we believe, by the end of this article you will turn into a drill bit expert. And in future, you can easily solve any problem related to drill bit.
- 1 Drill bit guide: Complete guide
- 1.1 Types of drill bit
- 1.2 How to put a drill bit inside a drill
- 1.3 How to withdraw a drill bit from a drill
- 1.4 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- 1.4.1 Is there any risk of getting injured while working with drill or drill bits?
- 1.4.2 How to choose the right size of the drill?
- 1.4.3 What if I lose the chuck key?
- 1.4.4 Which drill bit is best?
- 1.4.5 Which drill bits are cheaper?
- 1.4.6 How to sharpen a dull drill bit?
- 1.4.7 Is there any drill bit for drilling a rock?
- 1.4.8 Can I use a wood drilling bit for drilling metal?
- 1.4.9 How to buy a drill bit which is compatible with my drill?
- 1.4.10 Is it necessary to keep the drill bit cool?
- 2 Conclusion
Drill bit guide: Complete guide
What is drill bit?
Drill bit is the part of a drill that helps to make holes in different materials like- wood, wall, metal, and many more.
Types of drill bit
There are different types of drill bits available in our market. But they mainly can be divided into three types: 1. Masonry drill bit 2. Metal drilling bit and 3. Wood drilling bit
We have divided it into three parts because, drill bits for masonry work, making holes in wood and metal are different.
Masonry drill bits are used by professionals for construction works. And these drill bits are really strong as they are coated with carbide. These drill bits are so strong that they can even drill rock.
Metal drilling bits are made with high speed steel and coated with black oxide.
Wood drilling bits has both good and cheaper version. The wood drilling bits which are coated with titanium last longer than the normal ones.
Choosing drill bit for your particular work
Drill bits for every particular work is different. So, one should use a particular drill bit for a particular work with which that drill bit is compatible.
- Drill bits for everyday usage (Multi-purpose bit)
Multi-purpose drill bits are used by the normal people to drill their walls or wood or metals and sometimes rock in rotary mood.
- For drilling metals and stronger wood (HSS drill bits)
If you want to drill holes in metal and stronger wood then the HSS drill bit is the best option for you. HSS drill bits are really hard and also these are heat resistant which makes them last longer than any other drill bits.
- Drill bits for drilling concrete, masonry, and stone (Masonry bits)
As we know, masonry drill bits are made of carbide and these are very strong and good bits. So, Masonry drill bits can help you to make holes in light concrete, brick, natural or artificial stone, and limestone. These bits are the best in the market for drilling concrete, masonry, and stone.
- Drill bits for making neat holes in wood (Auger bits)
These bits are used to drill holes in wood but a neat one. These drill bit makes the hole beautified and also aims the perfect position.
- Drill bits for making rough and large holes in wood (Spade drill bits)
Spade drill bits are used to make large holes in the wood quickly. But this drill bit makes the edge of the hole look rough. You can also drill holes in timber posts for wires, pipes, and ropes with this drill bit. You can buy a set of 7 bits of different sizes of this drill bit.
- Drill bit for drilling large and rough holes in heavy duty wood (Self feed drill bit)
Self feed drill bit is maybe one of the most favorite drill bits of professional electricians and plumbers among all other drill bits. Self feed drill bit doesn’t create any pressure while drilling and is highly impactful for easily drilling rough and large holes in heavy duty wood.
Oh! I forgot to mention about one drill bit named hole saw,
Hole saw: Hole saw is used to drill large holes for creating a pass-through for wires or for attaching door hardware.
How to put a drill bit inside a drill
After selecting which drill bit you need, don’t you need to put that drill bit inside your drill?
Yes of course you need!
So, now let us know of the three methods of inserting a drill bit in a drill.
Now you might be thinking that, “Three methods?!”
Yes! There are three methods of inserting a drill bit into three types of chuck.
From this article, you will know how to put a drill bit in a keyed chuck of a drill.
If you want to know, how to put a drill bit in a drill having one-part keyless chuck and a drill having two-part keyless chuck, then check out this article: How to put a drill bit in a drill
Attach a drill bit in a Keyed chuck:
- Keyed chuck contains lots of holes in it. First you need to unlock all of them one by one with the chuck key. To unlock all the holes, you need to rotate the chuck key anti-clockwise.
- After unlocking the chuck properly, now put the bit inside and at the center of the chuck.
- Then again lock all the holes with the help of the chuck key by rotating it clockwise.
Now, your drill is ready to work.
How to withdraw a drill bit from a drill
Like the previous one, drill bit can be removed in the three ways. And again, I’m going to discuss about one method (how to withdraw a drill bit manually). You can also remove the drill bit with the drill itself and with the help of a key.
To know more detailed information about how to remove a drill bit and two other methods, visit this article: How to remove a drill bit from a drill
Withdraw a drill bit manually
- You can remove your drill bit manually if you have a modern drill. So, first of all identify the chuck of the drill and unlock the chuck by rotating it anti-clockwise.
- Firmly hold the handle of the drill with one hand and the chuck with another. And also make sure that you are rotating the chuck not the handle.
Sometimes the chuck gets stuck. So, to unscrew the chuck you need any of the three tools: Phillip’s head screwdriver, wrench or vice grips.
To unstuck the stuck chuck with wrench or vice grips, you need to rotate the chuck anti-clockwise holding it with a wrench or vice grips.
And to unstuck the stuck chuck with Phillip’s head screwdriver, you need to insert the screwdriver on the top of the chuck and rotate the screwdriver anti-clockwise.
Thus, the process of unscrewing a stuck chuck is almost similar.
Caution: Always buy a drill bit which is compatible with your drill.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Now, let us read some of the frequently asked questions and answers as they all are important for everyone to know.
Here, everyone meant the people who use drill machine and drill bits.
Is there any risk of getting injured while working with drill or drill bits?
Yes! There is a risk of getting injured. You will be shocked to know that every year about 6,000 people get injured by the drill.
So, deal carefully while working with drill and drill bits.
How to choose the right size of the drill?
There are some instructions for choosing the right size of the drill bit. To know a detailed information, do check it out: What size drill bit do I need?
What if I lose the chuck key?
If you lose your chuck key then you have to buy a new one. Without the specific key of your drill, you cannot unlock the chuck.
Which drill bit is best?
Drill bits made out of carbide are the best drill bits.
Which drill bits are cheaper?
Usually, the drill bits made of low-carbon steel are cheaper.
How to sharpen a dull drill bit?
A dull drill bit is enough to ruin a good work. So, to sharpen a dull drill bit, check it out: how to sharpen a drill bit
Is there any drill bit for drilling a rock?
Yes! There is a drill bit for drilling a rock. Here (what kind of drill bit for rock) we discussed about the drill bit which is needed to drill a rock and we also discussed the process of drilling a rock.
Can I use a wood drilling bit for drilling metal?
No! You can’t. Wood drilling bits are not compatible for drilling metal. If you try to drill a metal with wood drilling bit then something bad can happen.
How to buy a drill bit which is compatible with my drill?
First check what size is your chuck. If your chuck is 3/8” then it is compatible with the drill bits upto 3/8” in diameter.
Is it necessary to keep the drill bit cool?
Yes! It is necessary. If the drill bit becomes overheated then it will get damaged soon. So, you have to keep the drill bit cool using cold water.
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We have tried to cover all the important information in this article as it is the complete drill bit guide.