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About Drill Bits

What Type of Drill Bits Do You Need?

You don't have to be a carpentry master to operate an oh-so-handy drill. This easy-to-use power tool makes completing construction projects and home repairs quick and efficient. 

Refer to our handy chart to help you pick the best drill bits to use for your project.

Bit TypeBit MaterialBest Used ForSpecifications
AugerCarbon steelWoodScrew tip drills deep holes
BradpointHigh speed steelTough metal, abrasive alloy metal, hardened steelSharp, pointed tip drills accurate holes
CobaltHigh speed steelTough metal, abrasive alloy metal, hardened steelHeat resistant to withstand friction from drilling hard metals
ForstenerCarbon steelWoodDrill extremely precise through and flat bottom holes with crisp edges
Masonry and GlassCarbide, diamond or carbide tippedPorcelain, masonry, brick, glass, tileWide pointed and chisel tips for clean holes in breakable materials. May be used with hammer drill
RouterCarbide tippedComposite materials, woodMultiple shapes and cutting edges used to hollow out an area
TitaniumTitanium Metal, wood, drywall, stainless steelVery hard for durability and maintaining sharpness throughout use
Wire GaugeHigh speed steelCast iron, stainless steel, metal, woodUse letters and numbers as sizing system
Wood Boring Steel, carbon steelWoodDrill holes with large diameters

Bit Type Bit Material Best Used For Specifications

AugerCarbon steelWood Screw tip drills deep holes

BradpointHigh speed steelTough metal, abrasive alloy metal, hardened steelSharp, pointed tip drills accurate holes

CobaltHigh speed steelTough metal, abrasive alloy metal, hardened steelHeat resistant to withstand friction from drilling hard metals

ForstenerCarbon steelWoodDrill extremely precise through and flat bottom holes with crisp edges

Masonry and GlassCarbide, diamond or carbide tippedPorcelain, masonry, brick, glass, tileWide pointed and chisel tips for clean holes in breakable materials. May be used with hammer drill

RouterCarbide tippedComposite materials, woodMultiple shapes and cutting edges used to hollow out an area

TitaniumTitaniumMetal, wood, drywall, stainless steelVery hard for durability and maintaining sharpness throughout use

Wire GaugeHigh speed steelCast iron, stainless steel, metal, woodUse letters and numbers as sizing system

Wood BoringSteel, carbon steelWoodDrill holes with large diameters

Kits and Additional Bits

For basic repair jobs around the house, consider investing in a drill bit index with various bit types and sizes for multi-purpose use. If you work with one type of material on a regular basis, purchasing a set of bits purpose-built for your specific tasks is an efficient and easy way to get the job done. 

Look for additional individual bits you may need to complete your toolbox, including:

  • Expansion bits
  • Bit extensions
  • Insert bits
  • Power bits
  • Specialty bits

Use this chart and shop online or peruse the aisles of your favorite Ace Hardware to make your drill bit selection. Whether you looking for specific, individually sold cobalt drill bits or an entire set of multi-purpose bits, find everything you want in one place. Ace is the place with the helpful hardware folks, so stop by your local store and ask one of our experts for tips on completing your next project like a pro.