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Sharpener Tool for Paper Drill BitsDrilling and Cutting Accessories

Paper drilling is used for finishing many different types of print and documents and it is important to keep drill bits sharp, waxed and looked after. We stock a range of drilling and cutting accessories from sharpening tools, silicone spray, wax paper and drill bits to keep your paper drilling operations running smoothly.

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How do you look after paper drill bits?

Proper maintenance of paper drill bits is essential to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Here are some tips on how to look after paper drill bits:

  1. Keep the Drill Bits Clean:
    • After each use, remove any paper dust, debris, or adhesive build up from the drill bits. A soft brush or compressed air can be used to clean the bits.
  2. Inspect for Damage:
    • Regularly inspect the drill bits for any signs of damage, such as chipped or dull edges. Damaged bits should be replaced promptly to maintain clean and precise drilling.
  3. Sharpening:
    • Depending on the type of paper drill bits, they may need periodic sharpening. High-speed steel (HSS) bits can typically be sharpened, while carbide bits may need professional sharpening. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for sharpening.
  4. Proper Storage:
    • Store paper drill bits in a clean, dry environment to prevent corrosion. Consider using a dedicated container or holder to keep the bits organized and protected.
  5. Use the Correct Drill Speed:
    • Ensure that the drill bits are used at the appropriate speed recommended by the manufacturer. Using the correct speed helps prevent overheating and premature wear.
  6. Proper Lubrication:
    • Some paper drill bits may benefit from lubrication to reduce friction and heat during drilling. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations regarding lubrication.
  7. Check Alignment:
    • Ensure that the drill bits are properly aligned in the drill head. Misaligned bits can lead to uneven drilling and may cause unnecessary stress on the equipment.
  8. Replace Worn Bits:
    • As paper drill bits wear over time, they may become less effective. Replace worn bits to maintain consistent and efficient drilling performance.
  9. Follow Manufacturer Guidelines:
    • Always refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for maintenance and care. Different types of paper drill bits may have specific requirements.
  10. Regular Maintenance Schedule:
    • Implement a regular maintenance schedule for your paper drill. Regular checks and maintenance help identify issues early and prevent more significant problems.

Remember that the specific care instructions may vary based on the type and brand of paper drill bits you are using. Always refer to the manufacturer’s documentation for the most accurate and relevant information regarding the care and maintenance of your particular drill bits.