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What is the Best Value-For-Money Drill Bit?

If you do a lot of drilling jobs, have some home improvement tasks to do, or prefer to buy value-for-money - take a look at the Alpen range of drill bits.


Look for the Alpen - Made in Austria mark - the highest quality rating. There is a saying often used by Alpen R&D “Good is not good enough, it has to be perfection.

Anyone who does a lot of jobs that involve drilling and has the experience and expertise on drill bits and drilling itself, should be aware of buying good quality drill bits. With Alpen innovations, they guarantee accurate work, more reliability and longer working life of their products.





“DIY enthusiasts tend to think they know it all when it comes to drilling, drill bit selection and the various available brands and products, however this is not the case. Drilling is an art in itself and so important that one of our key training courses at head office is all about drills. The course is titled ‘Drill Bit Science’ and covers all you need to know about drill bits and drilling. By attending the course you will learn all about the science of drill bits and selecting the right drill bit for a job. It also offers valuable information on what drill bit does what and understanding the material you are drilling into be it steel, wood or masonry, tiles, granite or concrete.”







“The course also covers how to handle the drill itself, setting the speed of the drill, how much pressure one needs to put behind the drill, should you use drilling fluids, as this is very important to prolong the life of your drill bits and get the job done accurately.” said Ryan Hunt - Director at Vermont Sales. See bottom of this page for more details on the Drill Bit Science course.

“Constant quality controls ensure a trouble-free production process,” said Ryan Hunt - Sales Director Vermont Sales, who are the official agents in SA for the famous Alpen brand. “The fact that they can thereby actually achieve their high standards is best demonstrated by one simple statistic: The complaint rate on their products is 0%.” “We are also only too happy to take calls from customers on drilling and choosing the correct drill bit for the job, or wanting specific information on drill bits.”


Drill Bit Science course

The one day course will answer all your questions and turn you into an expert in drill bit selection and the art of drilling. The course is open free to all Vermont Sales trade customers, store management, their sales consultants and to their own customers or the end user at an affordable fee.





Completing this course will stand you in good stead for the rest of your life, when it comes to drill bits and drilling, as it covers the understanding of the properties and grain structure of steel or the material you are drilling into, how carbon steel is made, the role of hardness and tensile strength, all about alloy’s, high-speed steel, drill bit terminology and the different coatings on drill bits and what purpose they serve.

To find out more about the course and book go to  for the 2017 dates. One can also book online or call Shuwetha at Vermont Sales on 011 314 7711

Alpen Drills is a leading international brand at Vermont Sales and is available at leading outlets countrywide. For more information visit



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