Selecting the Right Bits: A Guide to Drilling with a 26mm Hammer Drill Machine

A drill machine is something that everyone knows about. For commercial, industrial and even domestic tasks a hammer drill is used. It is a power tool used to drill tough hard materials. 

A hammer drill is a type of machine that rotates and creates an impact of a hammering motion. 

The hammer drill uses drill bits that spin and also punched in and out of the wall. However, the hammer drill is often confused with a regular drill so in this article, we will discuss hammer drill bit selection and also its uses.

Difference between a hammer drill and a regular drill 

A drilling machine keeps a consistent speed at which it moves while a hammer drill gives the impact of hammering while operating. There is no visible difference between the two when you visit a store to buy them. The internal mechanisms of the tools differ. 

Optimal bits for hammer drilling

For people who don’t know, drill bits are made of optimum-quality materials like steel and carbide. These materials are well known for their durability. 

The hammer drill itself is designed for brittle materials and the drill bit affects the effectiveness of the drill. This is because when working on tough materials like concrete, the drill bit withstands enough pressure as it moves in and out of the material with the help of rotatory action of the hammer drill.

Choosing drill bits for 26mm hammer drill includes examining the screws. First of all for the drill bits size you must know the size of the screws you’re going to use. 

Next, make sure the drill bit is same as the size of centre core of the screw. 

Lastly, the shank and diameter measures of each bit determines the right bit for the hammer drill.

 Application of drill bit types

The drill bit types are used for many purposes, the main task is to drill holes in a variety of materials for instance, wood, plastic, metal, ceramic tile, and concrete etc. 

The drill bits are also made of strong and durable materials so that they can carry out the task efficiently.

Accurate drilling: 

Knowing how to drill and drilling accurately are two different things. However, drilling holes is not a difficult task but you can improve it by following a drilling with precision guide: 

  • Speed control
  • Choose the right drill bits
  • Mark the point 
  • Place the drill bit on the point 
  • Don’t push too hard 
  • Get a Trial drill 
  • Read the manufacturers guide

Types of drill bits: 

Let’s have a look at the types of drill bits used in a hammer drill: 

  • Twist bits: The twist bits are the common types of bits used in an electric drill. Its front edges cut the material and the spirals along its surface remove the debris from the hole. These are ideal for timber, plastic and metals. 
  • Mansory bits: The mansory bits are ideal for drilling bricks, quart, tiles, concrete and stones. These can be used in hammer drills. 
  • Tile bit: The tile bit is great for glass and ceramic tiles. 

Safety measures while using hammer drill

While using any power tool it is important to pay attention towards the personal protective equipment so that you protect yourself from accidents: 

A hammer drill is particularly used for hard materials. So, let’s have a look at the safety measures: 

  • If you need to reverse the drill, first stop and then reverse. 
  • Wear personal protective equipment that includes heat protection, eye protection, and protective shield.
  •  Hold the equipment with both hands as with single hand you won’t have a strong grip so it can result in an injury. Therefore, a strong grip is very important. 

These are a few crucial points that you need to follow in order to avoid accidents. Moreover, for accurate drilling use the correct drill bit. 

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