VHM-facade panel drill Ø 10mm

Solid carbide facade panel drill in 10mm diameter for sliding point drilling when installing HPL or fibre cement panels with large-head facade rivets.

✓ Practical transport cover
✓ Integrated centre point
✓ No slipping of the drill
✓ For precise borehole edges
✓ Especially for HPL panels

The 10mm solid carbide drill offers sufficient clearance for thermal expansion and is always fully covered by facade rivets with 16mm head diameter.

Delivery Time: Dispatch within 2-3 working days

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10mm solid carbide drill for sliding point holes for HPL

Without edge chipping ✓ For precise drill hole edges ✓ For facade rivets ✓

With a diameter of 10mm, our solid carbide facade panel drill bit is the largest drill bit made of solid carbide and was primarily developed for sliding point drilling in rivet assemblies with facade rivets with a head diameter of 16mm. The drill head with complex cutting edge arrangement, whose angle is specially adapted to facade panels made of HPL or fibre cement, has a centre point. This also allows free-hand drilling without slipping off at exactly the desired position, without having to carry out the corresponding preparatory work through pre-graining.

Solid carbide is characterised by a very long service life, which exceeds that of conventional HSS drills many times over. The very high sharpness of the drill bit is retained even during prolonged work, e.g. when drilling hard HPL. Thanks to the ingenious cutting surface arrangement, the drill glides effortlessly through the hard laminate panels without chipping the edges and chipping of the edges is also not to be expected when the drill exits. This makes it possible to drill extremely precise holes, which usually result in unsightly gouged hole edges on the surfaces of the HPL panels with simple metal drills.

The transport cover not only serves the purpose of ensuring that the drill arrives at your premises without damage, but also as transport protection when it is not needed. The shaft clamp integrated in the lid enables safe removal of the drill and holds the drill safely and securely in the transparent protective cover.

Scope of delivery:

  • 1 x Facade panel drill Ø 10.0mm
  • 1 x Drill protection cover with shaft clamp

NOTE: The transport cover prevents damage to the sharp cutting edges. Therefore, the drill should always be stored in it when not in use.

Properties of the 10mm solid carbide drill for facade panels

The facade panel drill made of high-quality solid carbide is manufactured with the highest precision and ground several times for the best possible drill hole result. The grinding angles vary from the centring point to the outer diameter. This enables very precise drilling right up to the edge of the drill hole, which is free of edge chipping or break-outs.

In order to be able to use the thick 10 mm drill bit for drilling HPL panels without pre-drilling, the cutting edges are arranged at several graduated angles to each other. The long spiral twist with generous flutes quickly removes the drill chip from the drill hole and at the same time effectively cools the drill bit. This means that the drill does not heat up so quickly, which further increases the already long service life of the drill. This is also a notable advantage with conventional plastics such as acrylic glass, PETG, or PVC, because with thermoplastics, too high a temperature of the drill can cause the plastic chips to melt into the edge of the drill hole. Even with a large number of holes drilled in direct succession, the elongated drill spiral reduces annealing of the drill.

Like all our special solid carbide drills, the 10mm drill has an overall length of 80mm, with a spiral length of 25mm and a shank length of 55mm. Both the drill spiral and the cylindrical shank have a diameter of 10mm. This means that the drill can be easily clamped into any commercially available cordless screwdriver, which usually has a chuck up to 13mm.

Technical data of our facade panel drill

  • Ø Borehole: 10,0mm
  • Type: Spiral drill
  • Spiral length: 25mm
  • Total length: 80mm
  • Mount: Cylindrical shank
  • Direction of rotation: Clockwise
  • Material: Solid carbide (VHM)
  • Centre point: Yes
  • Corrosion resistant: Yes

Drilling sliding points with our 10.0mm HPL drill bit

In the case of façade cladding with HPL, aluminium composite or fibre cement panels, care must be taken to ensure that installation is free of constraints. It does not matter whether they are screwed with façade screws or riveted with façade rivets. In this context, constraint-free means that panels where thermal expansion must be taken into account are fastened with one fixed point each. For this, the panel hole must correspond to the diameter of the mounting material. The remaining holes within the cladding panels must be drilled larger to allow the panel to expand between fixings. The 10mm cladding panel drill bit is the ideal size for such slip points provided they are made with large head rivets, which includes our head painted cladding rivets. With a diameter of 10mm, the drill bit is large enough to allow generous room for expansion, but still small enough to be covered by the 16mm head diameter rivets.

The holes must be transferred from the substructure to the panel to enable installation. Subsequently, all mounting points on the panel that have been transferred except for the fixed point can be drilled with the 10 mm drill. The fixed point, however, must be drilled in the diameter of the rivet sleeve. For this purpose, we also offer the solid carbide drill in the appropriate size with a diameter of 5.1mm. In contrast to conventional drills, the plate does not have to rest firmly and, due to the sharp cutting edges, it works its way effortlessly through the façade panel, even if it has a high thickness of 8.0mm, 10.0mm or more.

The facade panel drill was specially developed for hard surfaces where there is a risk of edge chipping. These include HPL panels in particular, whose decorative surface is quickly damaged by simple HSS drills. Furthermore, the drill is also very suitable for conventional thermoplastics, whereby another decisive advantage arises here. Due to the long spiral twist, no heat is generated when drilling at moderate speeds. This means that the drill chip of the plastic is not softened and therefore cannot melt with the edge of the drill hole. The drill must not be used for metallic materials, as well as stone, concrete or tiles. HSS drill bits or hammer drill bits are the right choice for such materials.

Drill recommendations for assemblies with facade rivets:

  • For sliding points: Solid carbide facade panel drill with 10.0mm diameter
  • For fixed points:   Solid carbide facade panel drill with 5.1mm diameter
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery TimeDispatch within 2-3 working days
MaterialSolid carbide (VHM)
Drill sizeØ 10,0 x 80mm
Ø Bore10,0 mm
Ø Schaft10,0 mm
Take-up ShankStraight shank
Overall length80 mm
Spiral length25 mm
Spiral typeN/A
Point angleN/A
Direction of rotationClockwise

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