Drilling tips

  • To prevent the drill bit from overheating, always avoid drilling too slow
  • Keep drill bits clean – a dirty and rusty drill bit will not permit the free upward passage of the drill chips that can lead to breakage
  • Clean drill bits after each usage and apply a light oil to the inside and outside to avoid rust
  • Lubricate drill bits, this helps to avoid overheating and drill chips will pass through easier
  • Set drill bits correctly, don`t cut too deep and it is essential to use a drill pad, which you should move and replace regularly
  • Check for drill bit wobble, if spindles are badly worn or bent, they should be replaced immediately
  • Keep drill bits sharp, a dull drill bit is the major cause of breakage, usually after about 8.000 – 10.000 holes, drill bit should be resharpened