Wood Drill Bits

Wood Drill Bits

Browse our extensive range of wood drill bits, which have been purposefully designed for highly effective drilling through wood. Our drill bits come in a range of sizes and are suitable for a variety of applications; from long wood drill bits, to flat wood bits, forstner bits as well as many more. 

Our collection contains some of the very best drill bits for wood, whether you are looking for a flat wood bit for drilling into wood, or forstner wood drill bits to drill flat bottomed holes - you’re sure to find the wood drill bit for the job at Ruwag. As well as stocking individual wood bits, we also stock flat wood bit sets; designed for those looking to take on bigger projects.

If you have any questions such as “what is the best way to drill into wood?” or “which are the best drill bits for wood?”, feel free to ask us on our live chat, where we’re here to answer your wood drill bit related questions.

Recommended drilling speeds in Wood

Use the chart below to see the recommended speeds for drilling through wood with different sized drill bits; from 4mm - 30mm wood drill bits. 

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Drill Size

  4mm 5mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 20mm 22mm 26mm 30mm
Speed (RPM) 2000 1800 1800 1800 1800 1400 1000 1000 900 900 600 500




Which is the best drill bit for wood, you might be wondering? There are several different types of wood drill bit, with each type serving a different purpose. Some bits, like the flat bit, are made for drilling standard holes, while others like the forstner bit are made for flat bottomed holes. One of the most versatile bits that can be used on a wide range of projects involving wood is the brace auger drill bit. This bit makes clean holes into various types of wood, with sizes ranging from 4mm to 30mm. Ultimately, however, the best wood drill bit comes down to your specific project.

What kind of drill bit is used for wood? There are a few wood drill bits that are used to make different types of holes in wood. Brad drill bits are used to make small, clean holes. Flat bits are used to make larger holes. Forstner bits make flat bottomed holes. Brace auger bits make deep holes in wood. Turbo bits make holes in a range of sizes in wood. The type of wood drill bit you use will depend on the project you are planning and whether you need to make larger, smaller holes, deeper or smoother holes in wood.

Can you use a metal drill bit in wood? Besides multi-material bits, most drill bits are designed to drill into or through specific materials. Metal drill bits are made to drill into metal and need more force and power in order to get through various metals. Wood drill bits, on the other hand, are made to drill clean holes into different types of wood. You can use a metal bit on wood if you use far less pressure. It is still best to use wood drill bits for your wood projects to get flawless results without the risk of tearing if you use too much force.

How do you drill a hole in wood without splinters or jagged edges? For starters, you need to make sure that you are using the right wood drill bit and the right sized bit. Using a bit that is too big or long for your project will damage the wood. Always use a selection guide to choose the right bit for your specific project. Another tip to prevent splintering is to wrap a bit of tape around the shaft to use it as a depth gauge. You can then hold the drill steady and slowly drill into your hole without going too far.