What is the purpose of a Unibit?

A unibit (often called a step drill bit) is a roughly conical bit with a stairstep profile. Due to its design, a single bit can be used for drilling a wide range of hole sizes. Some bits come to a point and are thus self-starting. The larger-size bits have blunt tips and are used for hole enlarging.

What are Drillbits used for?

What are Drill Bits Used For? Drill bits are designed to drill holes in a variety of different common materials. These include different types of wood, metal, plastic, ceramic tile, porcelain and concrete.

What are metal Drillbits made of?

Most drill bits are made from high-speed steel, cobalt, or carbide. As you’ll see below, a bit’s material can influence how effective it is at drilling through different kinds of metals.

Are Ruwag drill bits any good?

Bosch, Blacksmith, FEW or Ruwag all are good bits, especially FEW when it comes to the big guns. If you own a Dremel by any chance (if not, do considder one, they are worth it), they have a nice drill bit sharpening system.

Can I use a Unibit on wood?

Do not coat the Unibit or the material if you are drilling into wood or other porous materials.

Can you sharpen a step bit?

Klein UNIBIT Step-Drill Bit Sharpening Instructions. Any cutting tool will dull with use, so for best results the tip and flute should be sharpened periodically. Remember to wear approved eye protection. Tips – Can be sharpened with an ordinary bench grinder.

What are Brad point bits used for?

Brad point drill bits are specially designed to drill and bore clean holes in hard and soft woods without wandering. These drill bits have been designed with a center pin as seen in the images below and on the right. A Brad Point Drill Provides a clean, straight, and accurately sized hole in wood.

Can you drill holes in plexiglass?

Modified Drill Bits Regular or traditional high speed bits can drill plexiglass if you modify them. To modify regular bits, grind the small flats on the bit’s cutting edges. This will help the bit scrape away the plexiglass as opposed to grabbing and fragmenting the material.

What are the toughest drill bits?

Carbide (Carb) is the hardest and most brittle of the drill bit materials. It’s used mostly for production drilling where a high-quality tool holder and equipment is used. It should not be used in hand drills or even drill presses. These drill bits are designed for the most demanding and hardest materials.

Are titanium drill bits good?

Titanium bits are great for general purpose drilling in a production environment because they drill quickly. The TiN coating also helps chips flow thru the flutes which is helpful because some materials – like aluminum – adhere to bits more than others.

Where are Ruwag drill bits made?

Ruwag grew from a small company in Gauteng, to 150 employees across Southern Africa in 2018. Our impressive warehouse in Johannesburg is 6 500 sqm with an office space of 2 500 sqm. We have sales offices and representatives across the entire country, as well as in Namibia.

Can you countersink with a step drill bit?

The step drill bit is also used to enlarge or deburr holes. This drill bit is used particularly for metals but can also work with wood, plastic, etc. A step drill bit with a straight flute is called a counter-bore step drill bit while a step drill bit with a twisted flute is called a countersink step drill bit.