Drill Bits

Learn exactly what size drill bit you need for every drilling scenario you encounter.

What Drill Bit to Use for Brick?

A cordless drill drilling a brick

As a homeowner, I have cracked bricks and injured my wrist from using the wrong drill bit. Trying to drill into a brick with a standard twist bit leads to chipped bricks and a damaged drill. That is a problem faced by all do-it-yourself enthusiasts and homeowners. So, what drill bit to use for brick? … Read more

What Drill Bit to Use on Stainless Steel

Drilling can cause heat. If you don’t use the correct bit, it will be faster for stainless steel to harden due to heat, making it much harder to finish drilling. After years of experience as a metalworker, I’ve found the best drill bit types, lengths, and flute designs for stainless steel. Whether you are a … Read more

What Drill Bit to Use on Tiles

When I first started doing DIY home improvements, I struggled with drilling into a tile. Trying to drill into a tile with a standard bit leads to disappointment, resulting in cracked tiles, damaged walls, and worn drill bits. After years of research and trials, I’ve discovered the right bits for drilling into various types of … Read more

What Drill Bit to Use for a Wall Plug

A wall with two holes intended for electricity plugs with some installed wirings and drawings with measurements

For most homeowners like me, figuring out the right drill bit for a wall plug is a struggle. I know how frustrating it can be to try and mount a cabinet on a wall, only to discover you do not have the right bit.  With years of experience doing household repairs, I have learned which … Read more

What Drill Bit to Use for Concrete

As a contractor with years of experience, I know firsthand how the wrong bit can damage walls or floors, costing you time and money. Whether doing a DIY project or a contractor job, this article will explain the best bits for concrete drilling so you can work efficiently without problems. I will also share tips … Read more

Why Is My Drill Bit Slipping?

A man drilling a hinge on a door

As DIY enthusiasts and professionals have likely experienced, nothing seems more challenging and frustrating than wrestling with an uncooperative bit of drilling. As someone who has worked with power tools for many years, I have encountered drill bits slipping into nearly every material. Unfortunately, this can cause accidents and prevent you from finishing your drilling … Read more

What Drill Bit to Use for Metal

I have drilled everything from steel to cast iron over the years. As a longtime metalworker, I know the pain of using the wrong drill bit on metal. Using the wrong bit leads to slow progress and broken bits. Here, I will share my expertise on choosing the right bit for metal, whether you are … Read more

How to Keep the Drill Bit From Wandering

Different sizes of wood drills on a black container near a gray wall

Wandering is a common problem when you are drilling holes. It can slow down your progress and even ruin your whole work. That’s why you should learn how to keep the drill bit from wandering to keep your project progress going smoothly. How to Keep the Drill Bit From Wandering In order to keep the … Read more

What Size Drill Bit for a Ring Doorbell?

A person wearing gray long sleeves shirt and pink latex gloves is pressing the bronze-colored doorbell near the green door

It’s important to know what size drill bit ring the doorbell should have or you might end up installing it correctly. In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know to drill bits and ring doorbells. Some door ringers even come with the drill bit itself so you won’t have to worry about … Read more

How to Keep Drill Bits From Rusting

Different sizes of black drill bits with sharp pointy edges near a wooden wall

Many people would worry about rusting if they have quality drill bits. If you want to know how to keep drill bits from rusting, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will discuss the methods to prevent rusting and ways you can remove them. How to Keep Drill Bits From Rusting Drill … Read more

How to Stop a Drill Bit From Slipping in the Chuck

A person wearing black gloves uses a drill for drilling a screw

Slipping bits are frustrating. It affects the quality of your work and slows down your progress. You should know how to stop a drill bit from slipping in the chuck. In this article, you’ll find out various ways to prevent slipping. How to Stop a Drill Bit From Slipping in the Chuck The most popular … Read more

Why Does My Drill Bit Fall Out?

A man holding a wooden stick while drilling a hole

You’re in the middle of drilling and suddenly your bit just falls out. It’s an annoying thing that can happen from time to time. The longer you ignore it, the more annoying it can get. That’s why you should know the reason why your drill bit keeps falling out. Why Does My Drill Bit Fall … Read more