Q&A: A Drill Bit, A Blow Out

Q – “I have been having a serious problem with my drill bits constantly blowing out the back of the wood that I am drilling into. Given the position I am drilling at, I can’t put a piece of wood underneath to protect from blow out. I am wondering if there is a particular bit that will give me a smoother hole or is this something I am going to have to deal with? – Paul, PA”

Choosing the right drill bit can make all the difference in your project.

A – Hi Paul. For most wood projects that require drilling, preventing blow out is a big concern. Sometimes when drilling holes, blow out can be so bad it ruins the job entirely; no one wants that. Tools-Plus.com recommends trying out a step bit. These bits are specifically designed to offer multiple size drilling holes so a wide range of holes can come from one bit. The step bit also is used for clean drilling and deburring, which in your case may just be the solution. Good luck with your project!

1 Comment

  1. Try starting with a very small bit and working your way up util you reach the desired size. You can also try a tapered bit but stay away from brad point bits especially dewalt because they will pull you through your material too fast and blowout.

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