Boring doesn’t have to be boring. Why not shake things up sometimes and drill sideways? With this 3D bit from Trend and a variable speed 3/8″ or larger drill, you can cut straight holes, curved holes, slots, or even recesses.
Made from hardened alloy tool steel for drilling in wood and other soft materials, this bit can be resharpened if it dulls. The bit features cutters on the face, edges, and top to cut in any direction. Its narrow shank allows sawdust and cuttings to escape. The bit’s steering pins hold the bit in position when you’re cutting slots.
One bit of tough news: Rockler is the only company selling these bits in the US, and they’re closing them out. Since Trend is a British company, you might have to pay some hefty taxes and shipping charges to get these bits in the States after Rockler sells out. But for now you can pick up a set of 4 imperial bits sizes — 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″ and 1″ — in a plastic carrying case for $29.