08:40AM | 01/10/04
Member Since: 01/09/04
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Does anyone know the difference between steel and titanium bits. I guess titanium is harder. I ask because I recently bouhgt a multi bit set and for every steel bit there was also a titanium one. So when do I use which and for what ????


08:21AM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hello Nozif,

From my experience....I've had some titanium drill bits for years (of occasional use). Regular steel drills seem to wear right out.

Why they'd include one of each in each size is a bit of a mystery to me. Maybe you can use the steel ones if you know you're going to be drilling through something that'll probably break the bit.


02:18PM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
Titanimu bits are an inexxpensive bits with a sprayed on powder coating and heated to 650 degree.
They only run cooler, and do not cut as well as a better quality of american made bit in 118 degree. This is an upgrade for selling bits, and you will find this in most tiawan or china made products. the better bits to use in most common steel cutting jobs are a cobalt drill bit. In drilling any type of job, it is better to use the correct size bit and don"t use a pilot drill. what happens when you use a pilot, the main bit will cut on the point dulling or sometimes chipping and will not cut. Once a chip occours on the point, the bit is worthless.


05:08PM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Interesting, Toolcen! I've had good luck with Titanium bits (as I said) but maybe it's because they were quality bits.

The things you can learn on this board!


10:07PM | 01/11/04
Member Since: 01/09/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info - I guess you get what you pay for.


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