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Iram X-Long Paper Drill Bits – Teflon Coated

From £19.99 Ex. VAT  (£23.99 Inc. VAT)  In stock

£19.99£61.69  In stock

Product Code: 9640

Teflon coated paper drill bits for Iram paper drills. These are also known as hollow drill bits as the paper waste is taken up into the hollow inside of the drill bit.

  • Fitting type: Iram (X-Long)
  • Length: 100mm
  • Cutting depth: 65mm
  • Coating: Teflon – for decreased friction

What is Teflon coating?

Teflon coated bits are a normal high speed steel paper drill bit micro coated with a durable layer of Teflon to reduce heat build up when drilling and extend drill bit life if you are regularly working with laminated or plastic material. The Teflon gives a more ‘slippery’ layer for use in these situations to prevent heat melt of materials.

Tungsten coating on these drill bits is also available, this is a very strong layer added to prolong the length of a drill bit for regular paper drilling use and can be up to ten times longer lasting than a standard drill bit.

Coated drill bits cannot be sharpened. If this is attempted it will remove parts of the coating and reduce the lifespan of the drill bit.

How do I choose the right fitting and size drill bit?

You will need to check carefully to ensure you have the correct fitting drill bit for your machine. You should be able to find the name of the manufacturer on your paper drill and then work out which fitting you need. Standard fitting drill bits cover 10+ manufacturers, or we list other brands of drill bits separately.

Fittings vary a lot and there are over 20 different manufacturers of paper drills. If you have any questions which fitting you need just contact us to ask.

You then need to select the appropriate drill bit size (hole diameter) for your project. If you are using a 5mm diameter swatch fastener you will need a 6mm drill bit to ensure the fastener can be easily fixed and have plenty of space to move. Drill bits come in various diameter from 3mm up to 12mm depending on machine brand, so choose one that matches the size of the hole you need.

 

Getting the best result when drilling paper requires care to ensure accurate and clean results. After you’ve ensured you have the correct fitting drill bit and the right diameter size for the hole you want to drill you are ready to go. We’ve put together some best practice tips for this:

  1. Prepare the Paper:
    • Stack the paper neatly and ensure it is properly aligned before drilling. Use a clamp or paper jogger to keep the sheets in place and prevent shifting during drilling.
  2. Mark Hole Positions:
    • Mark the exact positions where you want to drill holes on the stack of paper.
  3. Drill on a Stable Surface:
    • The paper drill needs to be fixed to a stable and flat surface to maintain accuracy and prevent unnecessary movement during drilling.
  4. Adjust the Depth:
    • Some paper drills allow you to adjust the drilling depth. Set the depth according to the thickness of the paper stack to avoid drilling too deep or too shallow. Different drill manufacturers will have different depths available. Standard fitting drill bits typically have a cutting depth of up to 50mm, Iram can be much deeper.
  5. Start with a Test Sheet:
    • Before drilling the entire stack, you could perform a test drill on a single sheet to ensure the drill bit is aligned correctly.
  6. Drill in Stages:
    • If you have a large stack of paper, drill the holes in smaller batches or stages. This helps maintain accuracy and prevents the drill bit from becoming dull prematurely or shattering under too much drilling pressure.
  7. Clear Waste Material:
    • Regularly clear the waste material from the drill bit to prevent clogging and ensure clean cuts. Use a brush or air blower for this purpose. Be careful with smaller, 3 or 4mm drill bits, these can be more delicate to clean.
  8. Keep the Drill Bit Sharp:
    • Sharpen the drill bit as needed to maintain clean and precise cuts. Dull bits can lead to ragged edges and may cause the paper to tear.
  9. Use Lubrication:
    • Depending on the material being drilled and the type of paper drill, using a lubricant like waxing paper or a silicon spray (see in related products) can help improve the drilling process and extend the life of the drill bit.
  10. Safety Precautions:
    • Always follow safety guidelines provided by the manufacturer. Wear appropriate safety gear, such as safety glasses, to protect your eyes.
  11. Regular Maintenance:
    • Periodically check and maintain the paper drill. Ensure that all parts are in good condition, and replace any worn-out components to ensure optimal performance.

By following these tips, you can ensure consistent accuracy while drilling and prolong the life of your drill bits.

Need to know more information, sizes or test this product? We’re on hand to answer any questions you might have and can offer advice and free samples for many of our products.

Send any questions to sales@presco.uk or you can speak to us Mon-Fri 7.30am-4.45pm on 01793 716300 for help and advice from our friendly team.

Our Delivery Rates

  • Next working day delivery to UK mainland: £11.99, or FREE on orders over £99*
  • 3 day delivery to UK mainland: £6.99 on orders under £60
  • Next working day by 1pm: £15.99
  • Next working day by 10.30am: £20.99
  • Saturday AM delivery: £33.99
  • UK offshore 24hr (Channel Islands, Isle of Wight): £24.99
  • UK offshore 48hr (Isle of Man, Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands): £24.99

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Delivery to UK destinations is easy and flexible, our basic guidelines are:

  1. Order by 4pm for next day delivery on all products, subject to stock. (With over 35 million finishing supplies in stock you should be safe!)
  2. Same day deliveries are offered for almost all UK mainland destinations. To arrange this simply email or call us now and we will quickly reply with a delivery rate for your location.
  3. No minimum order level.
  4. All standard delivery services are via a tracked courier, so you receive detailed updates and can fully track your parcel. We use FedEx and DPD.
  5. Small orders up to £60 value can be sent on a 3 day tracked service. If your order is urgent we always recommend a standard tracked delivery for fast next day delivery.*
  6. Pay the same flat delivery charges, no matter what weight or volume your order is.
  7. Any order over £99 online qualifies for free standard next day delivery to any UK mainland address.*

* Please note that special delivery options such as £6.99 three day delivery under £60 and free delivery over £99 are website offers only. For orders placed via phone or email, the standard £11.99 delivery charge applies to all orders under £150.

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If you are interested in delivering to Europe you can contact us for the best delivery price or visit our two European online shops by changing your country at the top of the site or in the footer. We supply almost all countries in Europe on a standard 48 hour tracked delivery service.  We have companies in France and Ireland with their own websites:

For Ireland – Go to:  ie.presco.eu  For France – go to:  fr.presco.eu

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Some countries may incur additional charges or taxes depending on goods purchased. Charges may also apply for specific machines and larger bulk consignments. All sales are subject to our full terms and conditions.

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