How to Extend the Life of Your Drilling Bit

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Posted: 1/25/2019 by Nikki Smith | with 0 comment(s)

When you do drilling work, you want to make sure you're using the best drill bit for the job. Bits are made of different materials, have different designs and have different coatings. Each option available has different choices that are ideal for different projects. Making your bit last longer saves you time and money while you're on the job.

Types of Drill Bits

Picking the right type of drill bit means you won't have to replace it as often while you're on the job. Drill bits vary by material, the angle of the drill point and the drill point's coating.

Drill bits can be made of high-speed steel, carbide, cobalt and other materials. Some of the materials are better if you need to use the bit for a variety of different jobs. Others are better for specialized jobs. Typically, shorter drill bits are better. But, you can pick bits with different angles depending on the job's requirements. The coating on the drill bit can help it get through specific materials better than other coatings.

When you choose the best drill bit to match the job you need to do, your bit will work better for you.

Making Your Bit Last

You want to make sure your drill bit lasts. When the bit breaks, it can take hours to replace. Having to replace the drill bit in the middle of a job wastes time and money. Make sure you do everything you can to ensure your drill bit lasts as long as possible.

Before starting a drilling project, make sure you figure out all the right configurations. You don't want to realize partway through a project that you're using the wrong bit or the wrong configurations. Using the right techniques and tools means you'll get the job done right the first time.

To lengthen the life of your drill bit, you may need to sharpen it from time to time. How often you sharpen it depends on a number of factors, like the type of drill bit you have and what types of jobs you use it for. When you take the time to take care of your equipment, it will last much longer. This will save you time and hassle in the long run.

PrimeSource is happy to help solve all your drilling needs. For more information about drilling or to get an estimate, contact us today.

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