Paper Drill Bits

We offer a large range of hollow paper drill bits for manual, semi-automated, and fully automated applications. Manufactured to a high-quality standard in the modern manufacturing process, the drill bits come in various sizes and with various fittings.

Drill bit fittings

Paper drill bit fittings / shank types

The following drill bit types have known compatibility with the following vendors:

  • Type A (EURO): Babs, Concorde, Durselen Corta, Foellmer, Hang, Morgana Iram, Kobold, Nagel Citiborma, NFPE, MBM, OMM (Concorde, Hyper, LEM, Mercury, Marchetti, SKYLAB, Venus), Pescha, Stago (PB1006, PB1010, PB1015, PB2015, PB5010), Uchida (VS-25, VS-55 & VS-200) paper drills.
  • TYPE B (SOAG): Baumfolder ND, Baum ND, Nygren Dahly, Soag paper drills
  • TYPE C (LIHIT): Imperial, Lihit, Martin Yale paper drills
  • TYPE D (CHALLENGE): Casco, Challenge, Climax, Funditor, Lassco Wizer (EBM, Spinnit), Mark III, Mark IV, Ottawa, Rosback Rosco, Super Speed drill machines
  • TYPE E (LAWSON): Baumfolder RD, Baum RD, Dexter Lawson, Miller HFD, Wright drills

Before ordering, please check your paper drilling equipment specifications to ensure you choose the right fitting and that it can use the drill bit capacity. Not all paper drills can take all the diameters listed.

Drill bit materials and applications

The paper drill bits come in three variants: High speed steel (HSS), Teflon, (TF), and Tungsten Carbide (TC).

The high-speed steel paper drill bits are mostly used for the drilling of offset and copies paper. HSS drill bits have good wear resistance and hardness properties for such applications.

The teflon coated drill bits are particularly suited for drilling plastics, films, and rubber. Teflon coating reduces frictional heat build-up, hence minimizing the melting of the polymers/laminate and reducing the tendency to stick at the drill bit during the drilling operation.

The tungsten carbide coated drill bits are suitable for drilling heavy boards or recycled papers. The brazed deposit of the tungsten carbide (TC) on the drill reduces the wear of the cutting edge so that the drill bit remains sharp for a longer time (up to 3 times compared to HSS). TC coated drill bits are particularly suited to drilling boards, plastics, films, and coated materials. These drill bits are ultimate long-life tools that are ideal for difficult stocks and where uninterrupted productivity is required.

The table below summarizes best-suited paper drill bit material for various drilling applications.

Offset paperx
Copier paperx
Coated papersxx

Drill bit operating best practices

  • Regular lubrication of the drill bits reduces heat build-up, extends life span, and reduces sharpening frequency. Wax papers are used normally for routine lubrication when drilling.
  • Keep drill bits clean as a dirty and rusty drill bit will not permit the free upward passage of the drill chips that can lead to breakage and overheating.
  • Clean drill bits after each usage and apply light oil to the inside and outside to prevent rusting (HSS drill bits).
  • Set up the paper drill and the drill bit correctly to avoid too deep cuts. Moved and replace drill pad regularly.
  • Spindles that are badly worn or bent can cause drill bit wobble and should be replaced immediately to avoid drill breakage and overheating.
  • Keep drill bits sharp, as a dull drill bit is the major cause of breakage and overheating.