SETS: WOODWORKING BITS, Brad Point, Carbon Steel, Boring Bits

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Woodworking Bits Brad Point Drill Bits
Woodworking Bits Brad Point Drill Bits
Woodworking Bits Brad Point Drill Bits
Bradpoint Wood Drill Bits
Brad Point Drill Bits Packaging
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  • #45 Carbon Steel
  • Brad Point, Fully Ground
  • 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,16,25mm
  • Centre spur design locates centre of the hole easily
  • Available in Sets or Individual Bits
  • FAQs
    Woodwork Bits
    Auger drill bits are bits used to drill holes into wood and other softer materials. They are similar to twist bits, but they have a large single flute to remove chips and a screw tip to help get started, stay centred and prevent walking. These drill bits come with a spiral drill bit head which, when drilling, is designed to pull the bit into the wood so you do not have to apply excessive pressure. The sharp spurs on the edges of an auger bit’s tip ensure that the hole is smooth and uniform all the way through. Auger bits do not require much downward pressure for them to bite into the workpiece and begin to cut. This is because the thread on the guide screw draws it through the wood. The wide, deep flighting of an auger bit allows for efficient evacuation of wood shavings and prevents the bore hole from becoming clogged as easily as it might with other drill bits. Auger bits are perfect for drilling deep holes because the large flute easily removes the waste material from the hole.
    The shallow spur of a brad point bit makes it much more suited to boring holes for dowels without breaking out of the back of a wooden workpiece. They can run at faster speeds in the drill press thanks to the angle of their cutting lips. However, brad point bits are much less useful if there is a need to drill a deep hole, or one with a large diameter, which is where auger bits excel.

    With their centre points and sharp cutting spurs, brad point bits have been specifically designed to drill accurate, neat holes in wood. They have a centre point so the bot does not “walk”. The relatively flat cutters and the wings give you an almost flat bottom, smooth hole with little tear out.

    As brad points are smaller than the centre points of spade bits and the guide screws of auger bits and expansive bits, they can drill deeper into a workpiece without breaking the surface of the reverse side. This could be useful if you’re making a partial hole for a dowel joint while building your own furniture.

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