So you have your cordless power drill in tow and now you need to find industrial-grade drill bits to match. No problem! There are many drill bit kits out there, including high-end woodworking, DIY mega-packs, and introductory kits. The best drill bit for a given application however may be difficult to locate. And, there are several things to consider when buying drill bits for a cordless power drill. We thought we’d give you a quick rundown of them here.
High quality manufacturing
Look for drill bits that have some added oomph to them. Anything with corrosion resistance or friction reduction works. Keep in mind when drill bits get coated with something, it’s generally for multi-purpose use and these sorts of bits don’t tend to remain sharp for long. Therefore, you may find more benefit in uncoated drill bit kits depending on your needs, of course. Cost must be factored in. If you’re just starting out on some small DIY home projects and a 20V cordless power drill, you may not need a massive kit just yet.
Do you need titanium drill bits
Titanium coatings are highly valued in power drill circles however they are way more expensive than non-coated. Their life spans are fairly alright, they’re corrosion-resistant and friction-resistant, and they also have a thermal barrier which helps to reduce heat build-up. Please note titanium is not as multi-purpose as uncoated drill bits and is not recommended for plastics, composite materials, or concrete. Like we said though, anything that’s coated eventually wears off and then you’re left with something you overpaid for.
Do you need cobalt drill bits
Cobalt drill bits come with many benefits however have a high cost. For most, cobalt won’t be worth the price of purchase. That said, they are not coated and do not wear away like other options on this list. They can be sharpened, and reused again and again. Professionals using cordless drills usually reserve cobalt for metal and similar materials, as a means of keeping their drill bits from dulling out. Unless you’re working with metal, cobalt’s usually too expensive to seriously consider.
- Professionals drilling concrete and/or masonry will typically use rotary hammers with tungsten carbide tips instead of power drills.
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