It’s never easy to select the correct drill bit especially when drilling into special metals. To avoid this problem, ask the experts. 

Alpen Austria have the largest range of drill bits to suit all types of drilling into all types of materials. The group spends a huge amount on research and development on their specialist drill bit range. 

Most retailers can give you advice and the official agents in South Africa for Alpen Drill Bits Vermont Sales will certainly go out of their way to assist you.

Having been a DIYer for the past 50 years and setting myself up with a huge tool collection to do almost every DIY job, drills and drill bits are an important part of my tools and used for most DIY jobs, so I surrounded myself with a large range of the best drilling machines. In fact, far too many for any one DIYer. 

This was due to the new technology for the cordless and electric drills and my addiction for power drills. If something new came out I would have to have it. I also researched all the brands and did several courses on drills and more importantly, drill bits. The problem is having a huge range of fancy drills is not the most important part of drilling as I learnt many years ago. Having the right drill bits is far more important. Even today, I am still learning more about drill bits. 

Ten years ago, I was introduced to Alpen. this is when I was amazed at what was available in the way of specialist drill bits. 

Doing a similar exercise as I did with my drills, I went out and invested in a large range of the best drill bits, as well as a selection of specialist bits to drill into almost every type of material. I also invested in the top of the range drill bit sharpener the Drill Doctor 700 after I was told this was the only drill sharpener accepted and approved by the Alpen experts.

Recently, I was drilling into some metal tops for my ground light covers, selecting my best Alpen high speed metal bits, using the right speed and the best drilling fluid, starting with a smaller bit and even changing drills, I hardly made any progress. This steel had to be Amour plate steel or something stronger, as it had never happened to me before. I hardly saw any progress.

So, I called the tool expert at Vermont Sales and an Alpen drill bit Guru Greg de Villiers. After telling him what bits I used, he said to try the Alpen Profi Multi Cut (the Red bits) as they have the Tungsten Carbide tips and are Multi-Purpose bits.  I did have some of these new Alpen Red bits but looking at them I did not think they could be better than my expensive high-speed steel bits. How wrong I was Using the drill fluid and these Alpen Profi Multi cut bits it went through the steel covers like I was drilling into butter, it was magic. You learn something every day even at my age.

The Alpen Profi Multi Cut Tungsten Carbide Multi-Purpose Red bits were truly remarkable and all it took was a telephone call to the agents Vermont Sales, a set of these is certainly a must for every DIYer, workshop and the service industry as they are extremely versatile and perfect for precise problem drilling.

They will drill into any material such as drilling in tiles, natural stone, metal, wood, granite, concrete, and plastics. 

They are Diamond Ground with an ultra-sharp Tungsten Carbide tip very well suited for the toughest metal. They also have a Patented 4-step profile. 

The bits and bit sets are available in various lengths up to 400 mm as well as a selection of shanks, cylindrical, 1/4″ hexagonal and, SDS-plus.

All Alpen drill bits are also approved by the PGM international mark that has been established world-wide as mark for safety and quality of hammer drill bits (SDS drill bits) and rotary / percussion drill bits. The PGM mark is granted to manufacturers only.