With Any Drilling You Do - Choosing the Right Drill Bit Is Crucial
Whatever the drilling task, choosing the right drill bit is crucial in completing the job easily and successfully.
"Selecting the correct drill bits for the job is crucial as using the incorrect drill bit can be dangerous and will ultimately damage the bit," says Alpen - the international leaders in drill bit design, research, and manufacturing. An excellent example is the Alpen Profi Multicut Tungsten Carbide Multi-Purpose Red drill bits.
It can also be difficult to select the correct drill bit, especially when drilling into special metals. Alpen has the largest range of drill bits to suit all types of drilling into all types of materials and the group spends a huge amount on research and development on their specialist drill bit range. Most retailers can give you advice and Vermont Sales, the official agents in South Africa for Alpen Drill Bits will go out of their way to assist you.
Being a DIYer for the past 50 years and setting myself up with a huge tool collection to do almost every DIY job, drills and drill bits are an important part of my tools since they are used for most DIY jobs. That's why I surrounded myself with a large range of the best drilling machines, in fact, far too many for any single DIYer. This was due to the new technology for the cordless and electric drills and my addiction for power drills. If something new came out I would have to have it. I also researched all the brands and did several courses on drills and, more importantly, drill bits.
The problem with having a huge range of fancy drills is not the most important part of drilling, as I learnt many years ago, having the right drill bits is far more important and even today I am still learning more about drill bits. Ten years ago, I was introduced to Alpen Drill Bit and was amazed at what was available. Doing a similar exercise as I did with my drills, I went out and invested in a large range of the best drill bits, as well as a selection of specialist bits.
Recently, I was drilling into some metal tops using my best Alpen high-speed metal bits, using the right speed, and the best drilling fluid, and starting with a smaller bit and even changing drills, but I hardly made any progress. This steel had to be Amour plate steel or something stronger as I hardly saw any progress. I decided to call the tool expert, Greg de Villiers at Vermont Sales. He suggested I use the Alpen Profi Multi Cut (the Red bits), which have Tungsten Carbide tips. I did have some of these new Alpen Red bits but looking at them, I did not think they could be better than my expensive high-speed steel bits. How wrong I was. Using the drilling fluid and Alpen Profi Multi cut bits it went through the steel covers like I was drilling into butter. It was magic. You learn something every day, even at my age.
The Alpen Profi Multi Cut Tungsten Carbide Multi-Purpose Red bits and a set of these is certainly a must for every DIYer, workshop and the service industry. These bits are extremely versatile and perfect for precise problem drilling. They can be used to drill into any material be it drilling tiles, natural stone, metal, wood, granite, concrete, or plastics. They are Diamond Ground with an ultra-sharp tungsten carbide tip very well suited for the toughest metal. They also have a patented 4-step profile. The bits and bit sets are available in various lengths up to 400mm as well as a selection of shanks, cylindrical, 1/4" hexagonal and, SDS-plus.
All Alpen drill bits are also approved by the PGM international mark that has been established worldwide as a mark for safety and quality of hammer drill bits (SDS drill bits) and rotary / percussion drill bits. The PGM mark is granted to manufacturers only.
Alpen Drills is a leading international brand at Vermont Sales and is available at leading outlets countrywide for more information talk to your retail outlet or contact, Vermont Sales on 011 314 7711 or visit their web site www.vermontsales.co.za.