Are Step bits any good?

Unibits and step drills work exceptionally well on sheet metal. They can be used on other materials as well, but you won’t get a straight smooth-walled hole in solid materials thicker than the step height. Step bits are incredibly useful for one-step drilling operations, but they’re not suitable for all operations.

What is a Irwin Unibit used for?

IRWIN Unibit® Step Drill Bits are ideal for drilling holes into thin materials such as stainless steel or sheet metal. The 3 piece set includes 2 of the most common IRWIN Unibit Step Drill Bits along with the new double-flute design #4 Unibit that offers 2X FASTER DRILLING.

How much does a Unibit cost?

Irwin Tools Unibit #3 1/4-Inch to 3/4-Inch Step-Drill Bit, 3/8-Inch Shank (10233)

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What is the benefit of a step bit?

A Step Drill Bit is a drill bit that allows you to drill multiple sized holes with one bit. It gradually increases as you go down the bit. It’s like the shape of a cone. It allows you to do multiple sizes holes without the need of changing bits.

When would you use a step drill bit?

A step drill bit can be used to drill a range of different sized holes with a single bit. Since each bit size drill holes less than 1/4″ deep, a step bit is mainly used for drilling thin material such as sheet metal.

Is Irwin Tools Made in USA?

Irwin Industrial Tools is an American manufacturer and distributor of hand tools and power tool accessories.

Can you use a step bit in wood?

A step bit is designed primarily for drilling in thin metal, up to 1/4 inch, but will work with wood. The stepped design allows you to use a single bit to drill holes with different diameters.

Why choose the Irwin Unibit step drill bit?

The IRWIN UNIBIT Step Drill Bit gives you maximum drill control to make up to 12 hole sizes with the same bit in 1/16” steps, from 3/16″ to 7/8″, while the single flute design creates precise, clean holes. SpeedPoint tip for fast starts Durable, high-speed steel

What size drill bit do I need for Irwin 10234?

Irwin 10234 Unibit #4 12-Step High Speed Steel 3/8-inch Step Drill Bit, 1/16-inch Steps (3/16- to 7/8-inch) Save time by eliminating the need to change drills when drilling round holes in thin materials. Each smaller size drill also acts as a pilot for the next size.

What kind of tools does Irwin make?

Beginning in 1885, with the development of the first IRWIN Auger Bit, and progressing with the introduction of Vise-Grip Locking Tools, SPEEDBOR Flat Bits, MARATHON Saw Blades, QUICK-GRIP Bar Clamps, and UNIBIT Step Drill Bits, IRWIN has been at the forefront of the industry, creating superior tools for the professional tradesman.