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Types Of Drill Bits & Procedures For Maintenance


Drill bits are what change a drill from a useless machine into a device for cutting cylindrical holes into woods, metals, plastic and composite materials. There are also router bits for different purposes, such as creating decorative edges on wooden tables and shelves. Onsrud Cutter offers a wide variety of these cutting tools made with the highest quality craftsmanship and built to last for generations.

There are many different types of drill bits for different purposes, including high speed steel, carbide tipped, solid carbide and diamond related. These various cutting tools may be harder, softer, larger, smaller, wider, thinner, longer or shorter depending upon the material they are being used to cut and the specific intention of the cut. Router bits also differ depending on the effect that the user is trying to accomplish with the router, the dimensions of the desired cut and the material being used. Whatever kind of drill bits that a handyman or handywoman has on hand, it is important to take very good care of them and provide some maintenance periodically.

Sharpening of router bits and drill bits is important to ensure a long life, which can be done with a drill sharpener, a grindstone jig or an oilstone. Sharpening the blades or drilling areas regularly keeps the cutting tools in shape and is much more cost effective than buying new ones every time they wear out. Special care should be taken with carbide tipped cutting tools, though, because the coating can be destroyed. By forming a correct angle at the tip while drilling, you can also extend the life of the of your drill or router bits. There are a variety of drill bits and router bits for different purposes. As long as they are properly cared for, they should last for many years to come.


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