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Drill Bits

Drill Bits are metal tools that are used to cut into and through the surface of a variety of materials in order to create cylindrical holes. These holes are often preparatory for connecting multiple pieces of material, such as wood or metal, together in carpentry or other skilled labor industries. These useful tools are available in a wide variety of sizes and lengths to ensure that you have the proper tool for the job no matter what type of project you are tackling.


How They Work

To work, bits must be placed in a drill. Today, the drills that are most commonly used are either electric or battery powered, although the principles of how they work are the same as they have been for hundreds of years. The bits are placed in a drill, which rotates the bits, providing torque and axial force to bite into the material and create the hole. Each bit is made up of a shank that fits into and is held by the chuck of the drill, which gradually changes to a sharpened helix and ends in a single point. This helix scoops out material as the hole is being drilled.


Workpiece Materials

The industry has been incredibly resourceful in inventing new methods and materials for bits to be used on an incredible variety of materials. Today, drill bits are available for use with the following materials:

  • Wood
  • Steels, alloys and other metals
  • Glass
  • Masonry
  • Ceramics

Call (800) 603-6887 today for more information about the drill bits and other quality construction products available at Copper State.