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. 213-174
BrandRS PRO
$40.16
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5.3mm Jobber - HSS 86 mm
RS Stock No. 217-277
BrandRS PRO
$113.14
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12mm Jobber - HSS 151 mm
RS Stock No. 434-4398
BrandRS PRO
$6.83
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8.7mm Jobber - HSS 125 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4762
BrandRS PRO
$37.11
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13mm Morse Taper - HSS 182 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4781
BrandRS PRO
$74.10
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21mm Morse Taper - HSS 243 mm
RS Stock No. 216-432
BrandRS PRO
$96.31
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8mm Jobber - HSCo 117 mm
RS Stock No. 214-767
BrandRS PRO
$8.39
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1mm Short - HSS 26 mm
RS Stock No. 669-9362
BrandRS PRO
$7.28
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2.5mm Hexagon - HSS 38 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4769
BrandRS PRO
$45.48
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15mm Morse Taper - HSS 212 mm
RS Stock No. 522-6572
BrandRS PRO
$15.05
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3mm Jobber; Long - HSS 200 mm
RS Stock No. 216-527
BrandRS PRO
$118.08
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10.2mm Jobber - HSCo 133 mm
RS Stock No. 214-054
BrandRS PRO
$33.50
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10.2mm Jobber - HSS 133 mm
RS Stock No. 522-6853
BrandRS PRO
$59.87
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9mm Jobber; Long - HSS 315 mm
RS Stock No. 434-6811
BrandRS PRO
$10.61
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11.1mm Jobber - HSS 142 mm
RS Stock No. 213-225
BrandRS PRO
$33.11
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4.8mm Jobber - HSS 86 mm
RS Stock No. 213-714
BrandRS PRO
$24.01
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3.7mm Jobber - HSS 70 mm
RS Stock No. 216-555
BrandRS PRO
$134.25
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9mm Jobber - HSCo 125 mm
RS Stock No. 618-9014
BrandRS PRO
$128.67
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31.75mm Blacksmiths - HSS 150 mm
RS Stock No. 784-4848
BrandRS PRO
$27.21
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19mm Jobber - HSS 156 mm
RS Stock No. 216-583
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$112.00
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5mm Jobber - HSCo 86 mm
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