Wood Drill Bit Types – How to Choose the Right Wood Drill Bit

Multiple Wood Drill Bits for Various Applications

Wood Drill Bits for Rough Finish Applications


Spade Bits – Standard general purpose wood boring bits for all types of wood and fast holes. Beveled edge cuts faster than standard spade bits.


WoodEater® Bits – Designed for overhead work, rewiring and remodeling in all types of wood. Cut 3X faster and last 7X longer than spade bits.


Around-the-Corner® Bits – Designed for drilling curved holes for wiring in all types of wood when a controlled exit point is needed.  Self-centering spur point helps guide bit.


Auger Bits (7″) – Fast wood boring through up to three studs. Screw point tip pulls the bit through for faster boring action.


Ship Auger Bits (17″) – Fast, deeper wood boring in large timbers, decks and telephone poles. Screw point tip pulls the bit through for faster boring action. Screw point tip pulls the bit through for faster boring action.


Bell Hanger Installer Bits – Extended length drill bits with a hole in the tip for pulling wire through walls, ceilings and floors. Ideal for
installing computer, telephone, TV, stereo & security system wires.

Wood Drill Bits for Smooth Finish Applications


Forstner Bits – Designed for boring perfectly smooth, flat-bottomed holes. Forstner bits also bore off-center or angled holes.


Brad Point Bits – Designed for boring smooth, accurate holes. Brad point centers bit for easy positioning of hole. Acute cutting
angle for smooth, clean holes


Pro-Bore® Self-Feed Bits – Fast, clean boring of larger diameter holes for running pipe and conduit. Cut faster than hole saws through wood framing.

Wood Drilling Selection Guide