Equipment rental is convenient because you can acquire any tool you may need for your project at any given time. However, it helps to do some research before choosing your tools to ensure that you make the appropriate choices. Read on if you would like assistance in understanding the different types of drill bits.
When your project involves metal, plastic, or wood, a twist drill bit may be an appropriate choice. They are often found in hand and electric drills, and may be composed of either carbon steel or high-speed steel. Small twist bits may be brittle and fragile, so extra care should be taken when using the smallest bits. This type of bit is characterized by its deep spiral grooves that discard debris as you drill.
If the task at hand involves drilling through glass or ceramic tiles, you will likely need a tile bit. Tile bits are most compatible with variable speed power drills, although they can also be used with a hand drill. When it comes to sharpening tile bits, oilstone is a popular choice; it is worth noting, however, that these bits are typically more difficult to sharpen than others. Consider using a lubricant to keep the tip of the bit cool when using a tile bit on glass.
When working with stone, brick, or concrete, a masonry bit will be your tool of choice. Although it is possible to use these bits with a hand brace, they are typically found in hammer action power drills. A masonry bit is composed of a tungsten carbide cutting tip attached to the end of a steel shaft with spiral grooves. Masonry bits may be available in extra long forms when your project requires you to drill through masonry walls.
For more information about the different types of drill bits, call A Tool Shed at (877) 890-2963. We serve the San Jose area with tool and equipment rental. If you would like to learn more about our high-quality generators, lighting equipment, or drills, feel free to visit our website or stop by one of our six locations today.