VHM-facade panel drill Ø 5.1mm

Solid carbide facade panel drill in 5.1mm diameter for fixed point drilling when installing HPL or fibre cement panels with facade rivets.

✓ Enormous service life
✓ Integrated centre point
✓ Drilling without slipping
✓ Without chipping
✓ Especially for HPL panels

Thanks to special drill head geometry, drilling is also successful freehand and ensures clean drill hole edges without chipping.

Delivery Time: Dispatch within 2-3 working days

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5.1mm HPL drill made of solid carbide (VHM)

Special drill head geometry✓ Centre point✓ For facade rivets✓

Our solid carbide 5.1mm diameter solid facade panel drill bit has been specially developed for drilling for facade rivets with a sleeve diameter of 5.0mm and is ideal for fixed point drilling of HPL panels to be riveted to a substructure. The special drill geometry, whose drill head is arranged at different angles and has a very sharp centre point, glides effortlessly through the hard surface for which HPL panels are known. Even when drilling freehand or without a solid base, there is no risk of chipping when the drill comes out.

Thanks to the production from solid carbide and ground cutting edges, the HPL drill is characterised by a very long service life, which far exceeds the service life of a high-quality HSS drill. Even when drilling hard laminate panels under continuous stress, the drill bit does not burn out and the sharpness is retained for a long time.

For practical storage, the drill is supplied in a transport case with a shaft clamp. This prevents the drill from being damaged by other drills or tools during transport and maintains its high sharpness on the ground cutting edges. In addition, the sleeve enormously reduces the risk of injury from the very pointed centre point.

Scope of delivery:

  • 1 x Facade panel drill Ø 5.1mm
  • 1 x Drill protection cover with shaft clamp

NOTE: The drill should be stored in the transport case before and after use so that it is not damaged during transport.

Properties of the 5.1mm solid carbide drill for facade panels

For optimal handling, the drill is equipped with a fine, very sharp centre point. This means that the drill hole positions no longer have to be marked with a centre punch. There is no risk of slipping during drilling, even if the panels are not resting on a solid surface. Another advantage of the centre point, whose cutting edge arrangement merges into the drill head geometry, is that the surface of the plate is broken, so that the drill hole edges are made precisely, without chipping and edge chipping.

The drill spiral, which consists of two sharp cutting edges with an elongated spiral twist and two deep flutes, removes the drill chips quickly and efficiently and at the same time reduces the risk of excessive heat development of the drill. This prevents the drill bit from annealing, which has a positive effect on the service life of the solid carbide drill bit. Especially when drilling softer plastic sheets, the lower heat development is an advantage, because this reduces the risk of the drill chip melting into the edge of the drill hole.

The drill has a total length of 80mm, of which 55mm is the cylindrical shank and 25mm is the spiral, resulting in an effective working length of 25mm. The diameter of 5.1mm extends over the entire length of the drill, so that the drill can be clamped in any conventional drill chuck or quick-action drill chuck of a cordless screwdriver.

Technical data of our facade panel drill

  • Ø Borehole: 5,1mm
  • Type: Spiral drill
  • Spiral length: 25mm
  • Total length: 80mm
  • Mount: Cylindrical shank
  • Direction of rotation: Clockwise
  • Material: Solid carbide (VHM)
  • Centre point: Yes
  • Corrosion resistance: Yes

Drilling of fixed points with our 5.1mm HPL drill bit

Our 5.1mm facade panel drill made of solid carbide is ideal for fixed point drilling of facade panels that are to be mounted with facade rivets. If large-head facade rivets, whose sleeve has a diameter of 5.0mm, are used for installation, care must be taken to ensure constraint-free installation, especially with HPL panels, aluminium composite panels or fibre cement panels, where a single fastening point must be selected as a fixed point and drilled in the diameter of the rivet sleeve. This hole must be drilled through the façade panels as well as through the substructure. All other holes in the panel must be drilled with a diameter of 8.0mm or even 10.0mm for thermal expansion. The holes in the substructure, on the other hand, must always be drilled in Ø 5.1mm.

Before drilling can begin, the positions of the holes must be transferred from the substructure to the corresponding cladding panel. The fixed point should always be chosen so that the panel can expand on all sides. A standard cordless screwdriver or drill is perfectly suitable for drilling with the HPL drill. The sharp drill glides effortlessly through the material without pressure or high torque, even with thick panels of 10 mm or more.

Our solid carbide facade panel drill in Ø 5.1mm is primarily used for drilling HPL panels. These have a very hard surface and tend to flake off at the edges when the drill exits. Thanks to the special drill head geometry, which is specially designed for the properties of high-pressure laminate, there is no risk of chipping even when drilling freehand or without a firm base. In addition to HPL, fibre cement panels are also among the façade panels that can be drilled excellently with the solid carbide drill.

The drill made of solid carbide is not only suitable for HPL panels and can also be used very well for our plastic panels made of PE, PP or ABS. However, the drill cannot be used for metals or solid building materials such as concrete, stone or clinker and may be damaged.

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

WARNING: When drilling, no pressure should be applied to the drill to avoid damage to the drill or the panel surface. In addition, the impact drilling function must be deactivated on impact drills.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery TimeDispatch within 2-3 working days
MaterialSolid carbide (VHM)
Drill sizeØ 5,1 x 80mm
Ø Bore5,1 mm
Ø Schaft5,1 mm
Take-up ShankStraight shank
Overall length80 mm
Spiral length25 mm
Spiral typeN/A
Point angleN/A
Direction of rotationClockwise

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