Power drill bits for every DIY project
A power drill is one of those essential DIY items. Having the right drill bit to fit your drill will enable you to effectively get to work around the home. Choosing the right power drill bit comes down to understanding what your drill is compatible with, and what kind of material you'll be working with.
Ultimately, power drills are extremely flexible pieces of equipment, and they can be used on anything from tightening screws to boring holes. The right drill bit is the final piece of the puzzle when getting prepared for a specific job.
Drill bit types
Shopping by type will enable you to narrow it down to the specific job in hand. You can find drill bits for power drills to suit almost any type of job or material on eBay. These can include auger drill bits, masonry, glass, tile or metal drill bits. Other examples range from hole saw drill bits to screw and bolt extractors. You can also buy packs of drill bits, giving you a full set ready for a variety of purposes.
Being aware of what diameter drill bit you need will make all the difference when it comes to doing a job well. Choose the wrong size, and you'll run into all sort of problems before you manage to complete the task in hand.
Diameters span from thinner drill bits measuring just 0.5mm for delicate work, to over 200mm. The more heavy duty the material, or perhaps even the weight of the item if you're hanging something, the bigger the fitting and diameter.
You'll also need to accurately assess the length of the drill bit required before you get to work. Some surfaces will only need drilling in a short way, whereas others will need a longer drill bit for added security.