Why the Taper Point Drill is still the way to go
Hello, dear readers!
As a family-owned business deeply rooted in the American tool-making tradition, we here at W.L. Fuller take immense pride in our craft. Each tool we create is not just a product, but a testimony to our dedication to quality, precision, and longevity - all values that we've stood by since our inception. Today, we want to shine a spotlight on one of our finest creations: the High-Speed Steel (HSS) Taper Point Drills.
There's been a trend in the woodworking industry to move away from traditional wood screws, leading some to question the relevance of taper point drills. However, we believe strongly that our HSS Taper Point Drills still hold an essential place in the toolboxes of both professional woodworkers and hobbyists. Let's explore why.
Precision and Longevity
Our HSS Taper Point Drills are crafted from High-Speed Steel, a material renowned for holding sharp cutting edges longer. This means your W.L. Fuller drill bits stay sharp and effective even under rigorous use. Designed for precision, our drills ensure that your screws fit accurately, resulting in a clean finish and secure hold.
The Perfect Fit
One of the key strengths of taper point drills lies in the tapered hole they create. This design allows the screw to fit more tightly the deeper it goes, ensuring a solid and secure connection. Even if you're not using traditional wood screws, a tighter fit leads to enhanced longevity of your constructions. Plus, the risk of splitting your precious wood is significantly reduced.
We offer two types of HSS Taper Point Drills to suit your needs. Our General Purpose Type is versatile and is recommended for most jobs, whether in a drill press or handheld equipment. It performs superbly in both hard and softwoods.
For those involved in high production jobs in hardwoods, we suggest our Fast Spiral Type. It cuts faster and clears chips better than the general-purpose type. This type is perfect for use in a drill press or other stationary equipment, due to its aggressive cutting action.
Moreover, we are proud to introduce our professional High-Speed Steel Taper Point Drills with 1/4" Hex Power Shanks. This system provides the positive drive of a one-piece tool while offering cost savings due to a detachable shank.
Made in the USA
As a family-owned business, we hold strong to our commitment to quality and our local roots. Every product that leaves our doors, including our HSS Taper Point Drills, is made right here in the USA, reflecting our dedication to our customers, our community, and our country.
We understand that sometimes you might need something a little different. If you're looking for special sizes, we're here to help. Get in touch with us, and we'll do our best to cater to your needs.
The world of woodworking might be evolving, but the need for quality, precision, and durability remains unchanged. And at W.L. Fuller, we're committed to meeting that need with the best tools for the job.
As we always say, "a tool from W.L. Fuller isn't just a purchase, it's an investment in excellence."
Stay tuned for more insights from our workshop. Until next time, happy woodworking!