Threaded Drill Bits
One of Your Many Drill Bit Options
Threaded drill bits slip into tools quickly and lock into place without the workman having to turn the collar to tighten it in. When working on the job, the quicker that one can get the tool in a position to turn out the project, the faster that job becomes money in the professional’s pocket. Professionals working with any power tool always seem to need one more hand than the allotted two available. By having bits that feed themselves into the chuck of the drill, this takes at least a few seconds off the time it takes to change bits. It doesn’t sound like much time, but over a day’s work, it saves a lot of effort.
These threaded drill bits are great for close quarter drilling because the craftsman does not have to move the drill into a position that he can twist the collar. He simply needs to get the bit into the collar, and kick the trigger to get it tightened into the tool. These particular drill bits are used a lot in the aviation industry where the worker is in a tight spot, unable to twist and turn.
Threaded drill bits are generally available in lengths from one inch to two and one-half inches, in steel or cobalt, in most standard diameter sizes. There are also drilling extension tools that will allow the drill bit an even longer length, in case you need to work deeper than the length of the bit. The bradpoint drill bit is the best for setting your drill at the point where you wish to start the hole. In cases where the wood is very smooth and hard, it is sometimes difficult to get the drill bit set exactly where you want it and keep it from walking when you pull the trigger. By using a bradpoint bit, this walk away tendency of the bit is not a problem. Simply position the bit where you want the hole, push it into the wood and the bit will draw itself in right where you have placed it.
Most drill bits are made from carbon steel and will last for a long time for the weekend warrior. Drill bits can be sharpened, but people that only occasionally bring out their tools are not likely to do this. Professionals, on the other hand, with thousands of dollars invested in the tools of their trade are far more likely to either sharpen their bits or pay someone to do it for them. It is easy enough for a homeowner to sharpen them, but many do not even consider doing this. An electric bench grinder with a diamond-grinding wheel will do the sharpening very quickly. Holding the bit tightly in one’s fingers, at an angle so that the grinding wheel meets one of the sloped sides of the conical top, apply light pressure and let the grinder do its job. It takes a little time to master the process, but a sharp drill bit will do a better job than a dull one and will put less wear and tear on your drill.
Most homeowners will simply buy new bits instead of take the time to diligently sharpen them.
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