Different Jobs for Different Drill Types

11 June 2018

When you need to hire a drill, there are a number of decisions that you will have to make regarding the job you want to do. Drill bit sets offer a wide variety of sizes that you can choose from depending on the task at hand, but many people only use a small number of these bits. In this sense, buying an entire set might not make sense and it is easier to know what type of drill bit you should use for each job.

If the hole that you need to drill is relatively shallow with clean sides, then it would be best to opt for a saw-tooth drill bit. The ideal drill type to use for this job is a drill press. If you need to drill holes in wooden studs for a wiring job, then an augur drill bit would be your best option. Flat bits are coarse, and they can drill through wood board very quickly. While flat bits aren’t great if you need detailed, fine results, they can work wonders if you simply need to drill through a board at a fast pace.

When it comes to hiring the actual power drill, such as a percussion drill or hammer drill, the type of drill you choose will be influenced by the materials you are using, and the job that you need to complete.

  • Hammer (Percussion) Drill

A hammer drill – also known as a percussion drill – delivers a rapid succession of blows. These drills that are typically used to drill through masonry and concrete.

  • Rotary Hammer Drill

A rotary hammer drill is used to drill larger holes faster through dense materials such as concrete and masonry. The rotary function can be turned on or off. When the rotary function is turned off, you can chisel away at concrete walls or brick. The rotary function will enable you to drill through denser materials

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