Choose the Right Drill Bit for the Job
Comparing the major bits for precision work: what they do, and how they do it
Synopsis: Drilling clean, accurate holes should be simple, but selecting the right bit for the job can be complicated. Chairmaker Brian Boggs breaks down the field and explains the anatomy of each bit – how it is designed and how the design affects performance, so that you can find the bits that best cover the range of your drilling needs. You’ll learn the advantages, limitations, and best uses for twist-drill bits, brad-point bits, Forstner and multispur bits, Powerbore bits, auger bits, and spoon bits.
Drilling is serious business. When I drill a hole for a rung in one of my chair legs, the leg I’m drilling is already sanded and oiled. The rung is turned to fit. Any mistake now would be very expensive, so I’m betting a lot on the performance of my drill. But why not? Drilling clean, accurate holes should be a simple task. A drill bit…