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ENT and FAMAG Wood Drills

We offer the complete wood drill program from the market leader FAMAG, from Remscheid in Germany. FAMAG have been drillmaking specialists since 1865. The precision and high standards of FAMAG drill bits have been known, loved and above all proven for many years. The FAMAG drills are complemented in our range by drill bits from ENT and the English brand Trend.

Wood drills of every type

You will find an extensive range of carbide-tipped drills, as well as drills made of high-speed steel in various lengths and diameters. Most wood drills are equipped with a centering point with which the tools can be aligned very precisely. For precise results it is recommended to work with a drill rig. This guarantees exact drill holes. The choice of wood drill depends on your requirements.

WOOD DRILLING


In woodworking, drilling has always been one of the most important machining methods, along with sawing and planing. There are only a few traditional trades in which it does not play such a major role (such as turning or coopering), but holes are always drilled in carpentry, joinery and carpentry. In more modern areas of woodworking, such as interior finishing, drilling also plays a major role, even if it is only to drill guide holes and through holes for screws.

"Drilling thick boards" as a term for the patient but strenuous overcoming of great resistance still recalls the days of manual hand drills (drill winch, drill bit and the like), where the drilling tool was set in rotation by muscle power. Today, they are rarely used; as a rule, one will resort to an electric drill (stationary or as a hand drill corded or battery-powered). This way, even thick boards lose their fear. Provided you use a suitable wood drill.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DRILL


Difference between wood drill and metal drill


Trying to drill wood with a metal or stone drill will almost always lead to unsatisfactory results, even though twist drills for wood and for metal, for example, look quite similar. Wood drills have certain characteristics that allow clean drill holes in the wood.

Wood differs from other materials by its inhomogeneous structure: the material consists of hard and soft fibres. For this reason, wood drills are usually equipped with a centre point that prevents the drill from being pushed or pulled to the side ('running') by hard fibres when the hole is being drilled. However, the wood fibres must also be cut through at the edge of the drill hole before the wood is cut with the cutting edges. Otherwise, the fibres would not be cut cleanly but would tear out. Therefore, wood drills have so-called pre-cutters of different shapes on the outer edge, with which the fibres are cut through. The other features of wood twist drills (shank, cutting edges, helix) largely correspond to the drills for metal and stone, but they differ in details of the cutting edge and helix geometry and often also in the material used.

Differences between wood drill types


Centre point and pre-cutter are features that are common to almost all wood drills. Beyond that, however, one can still distinguish certain shapes, some of which are optimised for specific areas of application.

The wood twist drill


The wood twist drill corresponds to the description given above. In our programme you will find wood twist drills from leading manufacturers such as FAMAG and ENT. Most variants are equipped with a cylindrical shank, but we also stock wood twist drills with a bit shank. The service life of the twist drills depends mainly on the tool material used, here you have the choice between chrome vanadium steel, tool steel, high-speed steel (HSS and HSS-G) and carbide-tipped drills.

Wood twist drills do come in diameters up to 16 mm and in lengths up to more than 450 mm, but for holes with very large diameters or very great depths, you are more likely to reach for two other types of drill that are better suited for these purposes.

The auger bit


The auger bit is the specialist for very deep holes (which may also have a large diameter - we stock auger bits up to a diameter of 50 mm).

What is the difference between the twist drill and the auger bit?

Despite superficial similarities, the auger bit differs from the twist drill in several respects: One distinguishing feature is the size. Not only in terms of diameter, but also with lengths of over 1000 mm, the auger bit far surpasses the twist drill. Unlike most auger bits, the centre point of the auger bit is usually threaded so that the bit pulls itself into the wood. Finally, the spiral flute of the auger bit is deeper and its pitch flatter to ensure easy chip evacuation even from deep holes.

The Forstner and Hinge Sinker


Forstner drills and hinge sinkers are the tools of choice when it comes to drilling large-diameter, tear-free holes or blind holes with a flat bottom.

Two common uses for both types of drill:

  1. Drilling out knots or knotholes in solid wood.
  2. Drilling receptacles for cup hinges and similar fittings in furniture making.

What is the difference between the Forstner bit and the artificial bit?

The Forstner bit has two circumferential cutting edges that allow the bit to be guided well even on workpiece edges where the hole is open on one side. The peripheral cutting edges and the centre point allow the Forstner drill to be used in the hand drill as well. In contrast, the hinge sinker should always be used in a stationary drilling machine (drill stand, pillar drilling machine), as they tend to run easily when guided by hand. Due to the lack of peripheral cutting edges, hinge sinkers have the advantage that they are easier to resharpen.

 

 

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CraftPro Countersink Set - 5pcs

With hexagonal shank for quick clamping
Drill Ø: 2.0 mm | 2.4 mm | 2.8 mm | 3.2 mm | 3.6 mm

€29.90 *
T-QR-CS-SET

Currently not available

Slip-on countersink set 5-piece HSS Ø 2.5 - 4.5 mm

For wood twist drills with Ø 2.5 - 3 - 3.5 - 4 - 4.5 mm
Perfect supplement for the HSS-G wood twist drills from ENT

€30.35 *
E-26518

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Lowering device

AØ: 90 mm- |- NL: 150 mm- |- GL: 330 mm

€157.83 *
FA-140521000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Depth stop for piloted counterbore

for counterbores with drill-Ø: 40 - 90 mm

€133.28 *
FA-161910000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Snake bit with lower blade set

6 pieces in a wooden box. Ø 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 mm

€195.66 *
FA-149340000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Step drill HSS f. Furniture connecting screws

with depth adjustment ring | for standard Confirmat/Unitaschrauben

€57.13 *
FA-188605000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Step drill HSS f. Furniture connecting screws

without depth adjustment ring | for standard Confirmat/Unitaschrauben

€55.11 *
FA-188615000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Seven-edged countersink with pointed angle 90° Set

in a wooden box
Countersink Ø: 10, 13, 16, 20, 25 mm

€95.50 *
FA-177550500

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Terrace drill countersink set 4 pieces

in a wooden box
Drill-Ø: 4, 5, 6- mm- |- with depth stop

€73.53 *
FA-357750400

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

90° countersink drill set Trend 5-piece

with hex shaft for quick clamping
Drill Ø: 2.0 mm | 2.4 mm | 2.8 mm | 3.2 mm | 3.6 mm

€29.90 *
T-CR-QR-CS-SET

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Drill countersink set ENT 5 pieces

in a plastic case
D 4-5-6-8-10 mm

€59.05 *
E-26515

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Slip-on countersink d 10 mm

in DURADRILL quality
d 10 mm

€11.19 *
E-50510

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

90° countersink with HSS drill-Ø 3.00 mm

with hex shaft 1/4" (6.3 mm)
Drill-Ø: 3.0 mm | countersink- Ø: 9.5mm

€20.38 *
T-SNAP-CS-3MMTC

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

FAMAG Pre-drill 3 mm

Matching FAMAG Terrace Drill- Countersink Set
Drill- Ø: 3 mm

€3.33 *
FA-357713000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

FAMAG Pre-drill 5 mm

Matching FAMAG Terrace Drill- Countersink Set
Drill- Ø: 5 mm

€5.53 *
FA-357715000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

FAMAG Pre-drill 4 mm

Matching FAMAG Terrace Drill- Countersink Set
Drill- Ø: 4 mm

€5.07 *
FA-357714000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Slot Mortise Bit Set D 6-8-10-12-14-16 mm

D 6-8-10-12-14-16 mm | S1 13 (D6-14) mm | S2 16 (D16) mm | Rot R

€100.91 *
E-25490

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Attachable countersink set ENT 5-piece HSS

for wood twist drills with Ø 4-5-6-8-10 mm
perfect complement for the HSS-G wood twist drills from ENT

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€30.55 *
E-26516

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

ENT Slip-on Countersink HSS-G Ø 2 mm

d: 2 mm | D: 12 mm | E: 90° | GL: 25 mm

€8.93 *
E-50502

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Slot Mortise Bit Set D 6-8-10-12-14-16 mm

D 6-8-10-12-14-16 mm | S1 13 (D6-14) mm | S2 16 (D16) mm | Rot L

€100.91 *
E-25491

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

ENT Slip-on Countersink HSS-G Ø 2.5 mm

d: 2,5 mm | D: 12 mm | E: 90° | GL: 25 mm

€8.93 *
E-50525

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Wood twist drill HSS

AØ: 3 mm- |- SØ: 3 mm- |- NL:- 33 mm- |- GL:- 61 mm

€4.94 *
FA-159103000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

ENT Slip-on Countersink HSS-G Ø 3.5 mm

d: 3,5 mm | D: 12 mm | E: 90° | GL: 25 mm

€9.28 *
E-50535

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

ENT Slip-on Countersink HSS-G Ø 3 mm

d: 3 mm | D: 12 mm | E: 90° | GL: 25 mm

€9.28 *
E-50503

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Wood twist drill HSS

AØ: 4 mm- |- SØ: 4 mm- |- NL:- 43 mm- |- GL:- 75 mm

€4.97 *
FA-159104000

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

ENT Slip-on Countersink HSS-G Ø 4.5 mm

d: 4,5 mm | D: 12 mm | E: 90° | GL: 25 mm

€9.28 *
E-50545

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Countersink drill SET

5-piece countersink set with HSS drills
Drill Ø: 2.0 mm | 2.5 mm | 2.75 mm | 3.25 mm | 3.5 mm

€42.52 *
T-SNAP-CS-SET

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Hinge Boring Bit D: 15 mm

D 15 mm | L 90 mm | S 10 mm

€41.51 *
E-21231

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

DURADRILL Drill Tungsten-Carbide

D: 5 mm | NL: 30 mm | L: 70 mm | right-handed

€45.74 *
E-22741

Currently not available

DURADRILL Dowel Drill HW (HM)

D: 5 mm, S = 10 x 30 mm, GL = 70 mm, left-hand drive

€26.87 * €20.15 *
E-22790

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Dowel Drill HW (HM)

D: 5 mm, S = 10 x 34 mm, 57.5 mm, right-handed

€25.94 * €19.45 *
E-22200

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Dowel Drill HW (HM)

D: 5 mm, S = 10 x 34 mm, 57.5 mm, left-handed

€25.94 * €19.45 *
E-22220

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Dowel Drill HW (HM)

D: 5 mm, AL: 43 mm, S = 10 x 20 mm, left-hand drive

€24.30 * €18.22 *
E-22321

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Through Hole Drill D 5 mm

D 5 mm | NL 27 mm | L 58 mm | Rot R | S 10 mm | SL 24 mm

€30.10 *
E-23040

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Through Hole Drill D 5 mm

D 5 mm | NL 35 mm | L 70 mm | Rot R | S 10 mm | SL 24 mm

€31.61 *
E-23160

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

Through Hole Drill D 5 mm

D 5 mm | NL 45 mm | L 77 mm | Rot R | S 10 mm | SL 24 mm

€36.09 *
E-23240

Delivery time 1 - 2 days **

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FAQs - Frequently asked questions about Wood Drills

1. ➡️ How can I recognise a wood drill?

A wood drill bit is always equipped with a centre point, which - as the name suggests - is located in the centre of the drill head.

2. ⭐ What is special about a wood drill?

Wood drills are equipped with a pronounced centre point and flutes. With the help of the centre point, the exact positioning of the drill hole is determined and the wood drill holds an exact course in the material. Guidance is necessary as wood is not a homogeneous material and the drill would run easily. Lateral shoulder cutting edges ensure a clean cut through the fibres in the edge area of the drill hole. If, for example, a metal drill is used in woodworking - which does not have these properties - it can quickly happen that the drill slips when you start drilling and that the edge area of the drill hole tears out. The clamping groove ensures a better removal of the chips during drilling. 

Our tip: If you regularly withdraw the drill from the hole when drilling, the chips can be better removed from the drill channel and the hole can be ventilated at the same time. If ventilation is not provided and thus the removal of the chips from the drill channel is not possible, the drill channel can become clogged and the jamming in the drill hole caused by the heat can lead to unsightly burn-outs.

3. ❓ Do I really need a special drill for wood?

This cannot be answered with yes or no. It always depends on the area of application of your drilling. If you need tear-free drillings, then we recommend a wood drill in any case. If you want to drill exact holes freehand, then also. The centre point makes it much easier for you to drill the hole. 

Our tip: In order to avoid tears in through-holes, it is advisable to clamp the workpiece firmly on a shim and to drill through the workpiece into the shim slightly. In this way you can prevent tears on the underside of the workpiece.

4. ⭕ Up to what diameter hole can I drill with a wood drill?

We carry classic wood drills up to a diameter of 20 mm. There are wood drills but also in other variants such as Forstner bits up to Ø50 mm, cylinder head drills up to Ø60 mm, auger bits up to Ø22 mm, concealed hinge drills up to Ø35 mm. Our range of wood drills is diverse. We would also be pleased to advise you by telephone!

5. ☝️ What should I pay attention to when buying a wood drill?

When buying a drill, always pay attention to the different qualities (steel compositions) or the material from which the drill was made. The standard is now HSS-G, extra-hardened high speed steel. However, there are also drills with carbide tipped (HM) and chrome vanaduim steel (CV).

Our recommendation: We recommend the CV wood drills from FAMAG to quality-conscious hobby craftsmen and women.