How do I choose drill bits?

Answer Selecting a Bit for the MaterialChoose a bit that is suited to use in the material you will drill. Select a bit manufactured for use with wood, masonry, concrete or glass.Selecting the Proper Bit S... Read More »

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How to Drill Very Small Holes with Wire Size Drill Bits?

Drilling small holes with wire-sized drill bits can be especially difficult. The smaller the drill bit, the more likely it is to break. You must be especially careful to keep small drill bits cool,... Read More »

What kind of drill bits should I get to drill through concrete?

You'll need a masonry bit (you can find them in the tool corral of Home Depot or in the fastener section where they have the concrete anchors). The tip of the bit looks like a pointed spade made of... Read More »

How to Size Drill Bits?

Drill bits are sized, or measured, by the diameter of the solid metal shaft at the base of the drill bit's cutting flutes. For example, a 1/4 inch drill bit is milled from a piece of 1/4 inch diame... Read More »

How to File Drill Bits?

Twist drill bits, the most commonly used type of bits for drilling wood, plastic and metal, can be filed quickly and easily using a bench grinder and a simple drill bit sharpening jig. The sharpeni... Read More »