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How to Choose Drill Bits and Drive Bits

Apower drill must be a home essential for many families. But choosing the right drill bits and drive bits can be a big headache for many people. In this blog, we will illustrate the features of common drill bits and drive bits for your reference. We hope this blog could be helpful.

The Difference between a Drill Bit and a Drive Bit?

  • Drill Bit: A drill bit is a bit used for drilling holes, ranging from small to large. Some drill bits are made specifically for wood, plastic, metal, concrete, and more. Some of the common drive bits include spade, brad point, masonry, and twist drills bits.
  • Drive Bit: A drive bit is used to fasten screws, nuts, or bolts in order to keep secure materials together. Some of the common drive bits include Phillips, Slotted (also knowns as flathead), Square (also known as Roberston), Hex, and Torx.

How to choose drill bits?

When you thinking this question, you can first ask yourself another question which is "WHAT MATERIAL AM I DRILLING INTO?" 

DRILLING INTO WOOD. If you want to make neat holes in wood, the auger drill bit is a wise choice.  For large, rough holes in wood, you can choose spade drill bits. The self feed drill bit can be better if the large, rough holes would be made in heavy duty wood.

DRILLING INTO MASONRY, CONCRETE AND STONE. While it is definitely a job more suited for a hammer drill when drilling into concrete or masonry, we can also use a regular drill. Whether you're using a power drill or a hammer drill, you need to use drill bits suited for masonry. You'll also notice that their hammer heads are blunted.

DRILLING INTO METAL. If you're wondering what drill bit to use for metal and harder woods, you'll find that high speed steel (HSS) bits are the perfect fit. They are hard and resistant to heat – much more so than high carbon steel – which means that they can be used at high speeds.

Common Drill Bits

How to choose drive bits?

When you thinking this question, you can first ask yourself another question which is "WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE SCREW AM I FASTENING?" 

Each screw has a gauge (the diameter of the screw body). They typically range from sizes 2 to 16 and the larger the number, the more bigger the screw. The #8 sized screw is the most commonly-used one. According to the screw gauge, you will know the size of the driving bit you will use.

Screws and Drive Bits

Drive Bits of Different Sizes

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