Does Drill Bit Brand Matter?

When it comes to drill bits, some people are more focused on price while others are more focused on quality. If you’re not doing any serious renovation and mostly use your drill for smaller DIY projects, you may be tempted to get the cheapest bits you can find. If you use your drill more often, you may shop around until you find a brand that you know you can trust to deliver the best quality. The problem with going for the cheapest bits is that they can cost more in the long run. Having a bit break in the middle of a project can ruin your material (or even your drill). Cheap bits increase the chance of ending up with jagged holes, stuck bits or bits that go dull very quickly. Quality bits on the other hand may cost a little more in some cases. If you know and trust the brand, you can be sure that you are getting the best value for money, as you will know that you are getting bits that deliver results.

To give you a better idea of why brand matters when it comes to choosing drill bits, we’ve put together a list of reasons to skip the cheap bits.

Why Choose Trusted Drill Bit Brands?

Why should you choose trusted drill bit brands over cheap no-name bits you find at the hardware store? Let’s take a look.


Above all else, quality should always be your top concern. Quality bits deliver quality results. Trust is something that is built over time. Brands that developed a reputation for excellence over many years can guarantee a high level of quality. Poor-quality bits are not able to ensure decent results. If you’re working on a project that requires a great deal of accuracy, you need to be sure that your bits are up to the task. Using bits that are manufactured by trusted brands gives you peace of mind knowing that you will get the best results. There is less chance of damaged workpieces, wasted materials, broken bits, damaged tools or other issues that come from using low-quality bits. There’s also less chance of poor workmanship - something that is never ideal for professional tradesmen.


With quality comes durability. Your bits have to be tough enough to take on a variety of jobs. Masonry, glass and tile and metal bits work especially hard to get through tough material. Quality bits have the power to drill even the toughest materials, without the risk of breaking or wearing down too quickly. If your bits are not tough enough or well-made enough to handle drilling, they are likely to break or cause damage to your material. Weak bits made from poor-quality metals can also pose a major safety risk if they break or slip as you’re drilling. You may also cause damage to your tools if your bits can’t easily get through your workpiece, especially if you have to force them to work harder. To avoid these issues, you need bits that are durable, tough and not prone to damage.


When bits are high-quality and durable, they’re also likely to last a long time. There isn’t much point in spending a few quid on cheap bits, only to keep having to buy more when the cheap ones don’t last longer than a few months. Then there are the other costs that may arise from cheap bits… ruined material, damaged bits or even damaged tools. Investing in a set of bits that you know will last you a long time makes much more sense. You don’t have to spend a fortune, either. Choosing a brand that offers quality products without a hefty price tag gives you genuine value.

With over 30 years of experience in crafting quality bits, Ruwag has developed a long-standing reputation for excellence. We are ISO certified, with all products made according to strict quality regulations. Our goal is to offer high-quality bits at a competitive price, proving our customers with the best products and the best service at all times.

Whatever your project needs may be, you’ll find a range of products to suit your needs here at Ruwag, with drill bits that are made to last.

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