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Milwaukee #1 1/8 in.-1/2 in. x 1/32 in. Step Drill Bit
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Milwaukee

#1 1/8 in.-1/2 in. x 1/32 in. Step Drill Bit

  • Dual flute design for faster and jam-free cutting performance
  • 2X faster-cutting
  • Up to 50% more holes per battery charge
$19.97 /each

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Milwaukee Step Drill Bits with JAM-FREE Performance are optimized for Cordless Drills in High Speed. Featuring a dual-flute design delivering up to 2X faster whole times, up to 4X longer life and up to 50% more holes per battery charge than the competition. Ideal for drilling large and small-diameter holes in steel and plastic. The Rapid Strike tip allows for fast, accurate starts that generate less heat, resulting in longer bit tip life. Black oxide coating also enhances durability, whole quality and bit life. For user convenience and accuracy, each bit has laser-engraved reference marks you can see while drilling. The 3-flat Secure-Grip shank ensures a solid connection with the drill chuck.

  • Jam-free performance: dual-flute design optimized for cordless drills in high speed provides greater speed and control
  • Rapid strike tip: creates fast, accurate starts and generates less heat
  • Laser-engraved reference marks: easily stop on any whole size
  • 3-flat secure-grip shank: reduces bit slippage in the chuck
  • Made in USA

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Will this drill through black steel pipe?

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I am trying to build to build a propane forge, so I need to drill holes in some steel pipe. Will this be able to do that?
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Hi Zeke.
Thank you for your great question.
The Milwaukee Step Bit is designed for use in sheet metal and not for the thicker hard steel of a black gas pipe. You will want to use a Cobalt bit or a bit that is especially made to drill thru steel.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Cobalt-Red-Helix-Drill-Bit-Kit-15-Piece-48-89-2331/205879044
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Hi Zeke.
Thank you for your great question.
The Milwaukee Step Bit is designed for use in sheet metal and not for the thicker hard steel of a black gas pipe. You will want to use a Cobalt bit or a bit that is especially made to drill thru steel.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-Cobalt-Red-Helix-Drill-Bit-Kit-15-Piece-48-89-2331/205879044
Along with the steel drill bit, you will want to use a bit of oil to help reduce the temperature of the drill bit where it comes into contact with the steel pipe.
Once you have marked the spot where you want to drill, use a hard steel punch to make a small indent in the pipe. Place you pipe into your vice to prevent any movement while you are drilling. Add a few drops of oil to the spot where you made your punch mark. Using a variable speed drill, start on a slow setting.
Maintain the slow speed and allow the steel bit to cut thru the hardened steel pipe. Remember that more speed means more heat which will rapidly dull your dill bit.
Repeat the process on the other holes.
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
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would this bit work on soft vinyl? Im looking for something that isnt going to just tear and actually cuts.

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This will work.
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Could you use this product to drill wood and acrylics?

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December 18, 2015
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January 9, 2016
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Yes and No. This bit can be used to drill in soft wood but is not recommended for use in acrylics.
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I need to drill holes of various sizes in steel angle iron. Is this the proper bit for this type of job? If so will the bit last with repeated use?

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I bought of these bits, and was using it for steel. It lasted for about an afternoon before breaking. Even if it didn't break, it's clear it would have gotten dull real fast from wear and tear. If I were you, I'd look for more durable bits.
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by No good Purchased 5 all broke Lasted me two jobs As we drill out out keyhole to change locks on property's September 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disapointing Milwaukee usually makes a good product, but not this time, I broke 2 bits after about 5 holes. I gota much cheapercarbide bit and finished about 20 to 25 more holes with no problems July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product Very good and accurate and seems to last longer than any other one Ihave used June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I feel stupid I feel stupid for never buying one of these before. I had to drill 8 1/2" holes thru 3/16 thick square tubing. Went through it like butter. Then I had to drill 96 3/8" holes thru 3/16" plate. Once again, no problem. The 3/16" step is pretty dull now but the time I saved is incredible. The bit doesn't owe me a dime. The rest of the bit is still good. I will buy again and also buy the whole set. April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ANOTHER GREAT PURCHASE. GREAT QUALITY REALLY SHARP AND ACCURATE . MILWAUKEE HAS SOME GREAT TOOL'S AND THIS STEP DRILL BIT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. May 3, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not Good First of all, this thing is useless for drilling very deep. It's a short bit, and that problem is only compounded by the small space between each "step". In short, if you want to drill a hold 1/2 inch deep and 5/16th wide, this isn't going to do you any good, because it will start widening the hole after a certain depth. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to encounter that problem, as the bit broke after drilling only 7 holes in 1/4th inch steel. Now there's a chunk of drill bit wedged down at the bottom of the hole and I can't get it out. I could only find two pros to using it: It's quick, and accurate. It made quick work of the steel, all up until hole number 8, then it slowed down and eventually broke. It was never used for anything else. In fact, it was brand new before I started drilling the steel, now it's badly chipped in places and busted at the end. I'm not buying from Milwaukee again. October 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Does its job well So far this step drill bit has worked well, and given my past history with Milwaukee products, I expect it will continue to perform well. This particular drill bit covers from 1/8" to 1/2" in 13 steps. The only things I would like to see better: 1) It's not easy to read the print on each step on the bit to see the size, as the print is quite small. Given that this is a small bit, I'm not sure there is much that could be done about this (other than shipping it with reading glasses or a magnifying glass). 2) The package is a pain to open: even after cutting off the edges, there are still 4 "dots" in the middle that have to be broken apart to open things. May 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible product This product is garage I just bought this and tried to but a hole in 1/4 inch steel plate and it snapped in half not worth it for the money go to the auto parts store and get one for 5 bucks they work allot better July 26, 2015
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