Drill Bits

Most everyone has a variety of different standard twist drill bits in their arsenal of tools. These common drill bits are ideal for small household tasks and are capable of creating pilot holes and drilling through a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic. More complex tasks such as drilling through tile, thick wood, bricks, and/or concrete however, will require specialized bits. It is imperative to choose the correct drill bits for the task at hand to quickly and efficiently complete professional projects to get the job done. Here are a few different types that are available to rent or purchase.

Diamond Bits

Also referred to as tile bits, diamond bits are used to drill through materials such as porcelain tile. They can be used in a standard drill, but they must be operated on very slow speeds to prevent slipping. The bits must also be supplied with water or a cutting fluid constantly to prevent the material from breaking.

Masonry Bits

Masonry bits are typically made of tungsten carbide and used in conjunction with a hammer drill. There are some multi-purpose masonry bits that can be used in either a standard drill or a hammer drill, but most are considered contractor grade bits and can only be used with a hammer drill. Contractor grade masonry bits usually have a hexagonal shaped shank rather than the standard cylindrical shaped shank found on ordinary drill bits. They can be used to drill through hard materials such as brick, concrete and stone. Whether you are building an outdoor fireplace or simply hanging lights, masonry bits will make quick work of drilling through the hardest surfaces.

Cobalt HSS Bits

These precision drill bits are manufactured from solid cobalt alloyed steel and can be used at high speeds to drill through high tensile steels including stainless steel, bronze and welded seams. They are very handy for installing stainless steel countertops or putting metal wall art together.

Auger Bits

Auger bits are designed to drill holes through very thick, hard lumber. They feature a screw thread which draws the bit into the material and eliminates the need to push, as well as a single-spur cutting edge that scribes the circumference of the hole for a smoother finish. The drill bit also features large flutes that remove woodchips from the hole. Auger bits are frequently used for building log furniture or wood mantels.

Plug Cutters

These bits are used in a drill press to make plugs from wood that will conceal screw holes. The most common sizes of plug cutters are 3/8-inch, ½-inch and 5/8-inch. You can then stain and varnish the piece you are building for a seamless look that preserves the grain and color of the wood.

These are just a few of the many different types of specialty drill bits that you may want to take advantage of on your next industrial project. It is important to select the right size and type of bit for a more professional looking job. You will also want to use the correct RPM for each type of bit. We are pleased to offer option of renting bits to make your job more efficient and professional looking..


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