Advertise Follow Us
When drilling and tapping horseshoes, there are a huge variety of uses for drill bits and they come in a mind-boggling assortment of styles and sizes.
Most farriers buy their drill bits off the shelf at popular home improvement stores. These generic bits compromise their longevity and performance in metals to also be more versatile in woods and plastics. Drill bits are available in a variety of materials, lengths, configurations, diameters, helix angles and tip designs. (For more, please see “Stud Holes: Tips, Tricks, Misconceptions and Mistakes)
Most people are familiar with “high-speed steel” (HSS) drill bits and “cobalt” (HSS-Co) drill bits. They are commonly available and perform reasonably well in a variety of conditions without being too expensive.