When it comes to drilling, there are many different types of drill bits available on the market, each designed to suit specific applications and materials.
Carbide Drills: Carbide drills are made from tungsten carbide, a very hard and durable material that can withstand high-speed drilling and maintain its sharpness for longer periods. They are ideal for drilling through harder materials such as composites, ceramics, and hardened steel. Atlas Cutting Tools carries the largest selection of solid Carbide Drills in a range of sizes, shapes and styles that are manufactured in the USA using the preeminent sub micro-grain carbide materials so as to provide utmost efficiency and performance. As compared to other elements, Carbide has higher levels of resistance to heat, wear and tear along with having a long working life. With that said, it is no wonder that carbide drill bits offered by us provide outstanding drilling solution for high production applications. Carbide drills provide faster cutting rates, extensive tool life and unmatched dimensional and positional precision and improved finish to the surface. Tighter tolerances and shorter cycle times of carbide drills ensures maximum utilization of the machineries and better quality of the parts while reducing the operational costs.
Cobalt Drills: Cobalt drills are made from high-speed steel alloy enriched with cobalt, which makes them tough and resistant to heat. They are ideal for drilling through tough and hard materials such as stainless steel, cast iron, and titanium. Cobalt drills are also more affordable than carbide drills, making them a good choice for general-purpose drilling applications where high precision and speed are not required.
HSS Drills: HSS drills (high-speed steel) are made from a steel alloy containing high amounts of tungsten, chromium, and vanadium. They are a versatile and durable option for drilling through materials such as wood, plastic, and soft metals. HSS drills are typically less expensive than carbide and cobalt drills, making them a popular choice for DIY and hobbyist projects.
Silver and Deming Drills: Silver and Deming drills are large diameter drills that feature a reduced shank diameter, making them compatible with standard drill chucks. They are often used in industrial applications that require large-diameter holes in materials such as steel, aluminum, and wood. Silver and Deming drills are available in both cobalt and HSS materials.
Choosing the right drill bit depends on the specific application and material being drilled. Carbide drills are ideal for precision drilling in harder materials, cobalt drills are suitable for drilling through tough and hard materials, HSS drills are versatile and affordable, and Silver and Deming drills are used for larger diameter holes in various materials. Understanding the advantages and applications of each drill bit type can help ensure the best results for your drilling project.