Hex Shank Drill Bits

Hex shank drill bits are drill bits that have a hexagonal shank, which is the part of the bit that fits into a drill or driver. The hex shank design is intended to provide a secure grip in the chuck, which reduces slipping and makes it easier to change the bit quickly.

Hex shank drill bits come in a variety of sizes and types, including twist drill bits, spade bits, and auger bits. They are commonly used with drill/drivers, impact drivers, and other power tools that have a chuck that can accommodate hex shank bits.

Compared to round shank drill bits, hex shank drill bits have a few advantages. They are less likely to slip in the chuck, which can reduce the risk of injury and damage to the workpiece. They also allow for quick and easy bit changes, which can save time and effort. However, not all drills or drivers are compatible with hex shank bits, so it's important to check the specifications of your tool before purchasing hex shank drill bits.

AFT Fasteners has a large selection of drill bits with a hex shank in sizes ranging from 1/16" up to 1/2" diameters and with either black oxide or gold surface treated high speed steel. Top brands include Champion Cutting Tool, Irwin, Norseman and Simpson Strong-Tie.

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