Step Drill Bits and Reamers: Your Key to Precision

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There is some confusion about the role that reamers play when it comes to creating a hole. Those with very little idea about DIY and power tools mistake it for a normal drill bit and believe it can produce the same results.

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Step Drill Bits and Reamers: Your Key to Precision

  1. 1. Step Drill Bit and ReamersYour Key to Precision<br />
  2. 2. There is some confusion about the role that reamers play when it comes to creating a hole. <br />Those with very little idea about DIY and power tools mistake it for a normal drill bit and believe it can produce the same results. <br />
  3. 3. Although a reamer is a great method of ensuring a hole is accurate, it is not a means of creating one. <br />It should only be used to remove small parts of material which suggests that it is only to be used in a clean-up operation. <br />
  4. 4. If you want to use a real drill bit to create a perfect hole in any material, take a look at a step drill bit. <br />This unusually designed piece of equipment is narrow at its tip but increases dramatically in circumference the further you go down the drill bit.<br />
  5. 5. The step drill bitis normally used for drilling holes in metal but it can also be used on many other materials. <br />
  6. 6. It has an unconventional design but can save a huge amount of money because it is effectively several different drill bit sizes in one. <br />
  7. 7. Many people who take on projects themselves have toolboxes filled with drill bits of all shapes and sizes; many of which go unused for the most part. <br />The reason why this may be is that changing drill bits to accomplish making one hole can be a bit frustrating. <br />
  8. 8. Using a step drill bit, you can eliminate frustration and use one tool to get your hole completed. <br />
  9. 9. The normal process when drilling a hole is to create a small primer hole. <br />This is necessary because regular drill bits are too rough on the material if used from the very beginning. <br />
  10. 10. This is because a single bit can drill or enlarge holes across an entire counter top or speed up the installation process of most in-home fixtures. <br />The small hole must be drilled and this serves as a starting point for the big drill bit. <br />
  11. 11. You can eliminate this step and the use of multiple drill bits and extra time by starting your holes with a step drill bitinstead. <br />
  12. 12. There is no need for any other drill bit. <br />Simply turn on your drill and start working. <br />
  13. 13. The tip of the step bit is small enough to create a tiny hole without damaging the material but as you push through slowly, the various layers on the drill bit come into play. <br />
  14. 14. As you continue, the hole will get larger because the drill bit is getting thicker towards the shaft of the drill. <br />The result is a hole drilled to perfection.<br />
  15. 15. Reamers are then utilized when it comes to finishing off the hole. <br />Attempting to use this piece of equipment to remove large pieces of material would result in frustration. <br />
  16. 16. This tool is designed to put the finishing touches on work, not start from scratch. <br />Using a reamer on large pieces of material may cause the equipment to clog. <br />
  17. 17. No matter how good your equipment is, it is always important to read instructions and use properly to avoid any damage. <br />
  18. 18. Each of these tools is designed for specific uses and sticking to those uses is the best way to ensure your tools work for you for a long time.<br />
  19. 19. For more information about how to use a step drill bit or how they work with reamers, please check out www.hermanscentral.com<br />

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