VHM facade panel drill

Facade panel drill made of solid carbide (solid carbide) with centre point and special drill head geometry for clean drill hole edges without chipping - Even for freehand drilling of facade panels e.g. HPL panels or fibre cement panels.

✓ Special solidified steel
✓ With centring tip
✓ No slipping
✓ No eruptions
✓ Ideal for HPL-Panels

The solid carbide HPL drills are available in the different diameters Ø 5.1mm, Ø 6.0mm, Ø 8.0mm or Ø 10.0mm.

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HPL drill bits made of solid carbide - Various diameters

Special drill head geometry ✓ With centre point ✓ Enormous service life ✓

Our solid carbide facade panel drills are made of solid carbide with an extra-hardened cutting edge. This makes the drills ideal for drilling HPL panels, where conventional drills quickly reach their limits due to the very hard material and wear out considerably faster. The special drill head geometry with very sharp cutting edges enables precise hole drilling without chipping, even with sensitive materials and surfaces. Thanks to the centring tip, exact positioning for the hole drillings can be carried out without any problems and without fear of the drill slipping.

We offer the drills for HPL panels in various diameters at unbeatable prices.

The solid carbide facade panel drill in Ø 5.1mm is ideal for panel drilling of fixed points for riveted joints. The drill with a nominal diameter of Ø 6.0mm, on the other hand, is perfect for fixed point screw connections with facade screws or balcony screws. The thicker drills are suitable for sliding point fixings. For facade systems that are screwed onto wooden support battens, a Ø 8.0mm drill bit is required. For sliding points on facade rivets, a Ø 10.0mm diameter must be used to drill through the panels.

In order not to damage the drill during transport, the drill is delivered in a robust protective packaging with shaft clamping. This keeps the cutting edge of the drill protected from impacts, e.g. in contact with other loose drills in the drill case, effectively extending the service life of the facade panel drill. In addition, the risk of injury is also significantly reduced by the sharp, pointed centre tip. The drill protection cover is easy to open and enables very simple removal of the drill from the shaft clamp in the cover.

Scope of delivery:

  • 1 x S-Polytec solid carbide barrel plate drill in selected size
  • 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 VHM-Drill for facade panels

Our facade panel drills made of solid carbide with a total length of 80mm have a spiral length of 25mm and are therefore also suitable for facade panels in higher thicknesses. Due to the wide grooves and the special geometric arrangement of the spiral, as well as the perfectly selected twist angle of the spiral, the drilling chips can be effectively removed and also prevents excessive heat development of the drill. This makes our drills ideal for long-term use, even if a large number of holes are to be drilled in immediate succession without fear of annealing.

For perfect hole drilling, the facade panel drills have a special drill head geometry that is adapted to the respective diameter and prevents chipping at the edges of the drill hole, especially on the hard surfaces of HPL panels. This means that even when drilling freehand without a firm base, holes can be drilled without chipping the decorative surfaces on the front and back.

The fine, very sharp centre point of the drill prevents the drill from slipping on the hard surfaces that are typical for facade panels, e.g. our HPL panels. This guarantees very exact positioning of the hole drillings without having to pre-drill small holes in advance or having to hammer in or pre-punch the marked fixing points with a centre punch. In addition, the centre point breaks up the decorative surface so that the drill head can plunge even more easily through the hard surface, which again has an effect on the quality of the drill hole edges.

Technical data of our facade panel drills

  • Ø Borehole: accordingly to selection
  • Type: Spiral drill
  • Spiral length: 25mm
  • Total length: 80mm
  • Adhesion: Cylindrical shaft
  • Direction of rotation: Clockwise
  • Material: Solid carbide (VHM)
  • Centring tip: Yes
  • Corrosion resistant: Yes

Drilling HPL panels with our HPL drill bit

To drill holes in the cladding panels, these must be marked in advance. To do this, transfer the positions of the desired drill holes to the cladding panel using a suitable pencil. Before you start drilling, define a fixing point as a fixed point if required. The remaining holes are drilled larger and are used as sliding point fixings for constraint-free installation of facade systems. The larger diameter ensures that the drill holes in HPL panels have sufficient clearance in the event of possible thermal expansion, thus preventing the panels from bowing.

To drill, place the centre point exactly on the marked line and drill at a moderate speed without exerting too much pressure on the drill. Also make sure that you hold the screwdriver straight in order to achieve precisely aligned drill holes. It is recommended that you place the boards on a wooden or plastic base so that the drill bit does not come up empty when drilling through them. A cordless screwdriver or drill is suitable for drilling. However, make sure that the operating mode of an impact drill is set to drilling without impact. Otherwise, the facade panel drill can be damaged and, in the worst case, can no longer be used.

Recommended drill sizes for HPL panels:

  • VHM HPL-Drill Ø 5,1mm For facade rivets (fixed point of the panel, substructure)
  • VHM HPL-Drill Ø 6,0mm For facade screws (fixed point of the panel)
  • VHM HPL-Drill Ø 8,0mm For facade screws (sliding points of the panel)
  • VHM HPL-Drill Ø 10,0mm For facade rivets & screws (sliding points of the panel)

Our facade panel drills made of solid carbide (VHM) are very often also called HPL drills because they are primarily used for drilling the hard laminate panels made of high-pressure laminate. This is due to the very hard surface which, with conventional drills for metal or wood, tends to quickly lead to coarse flaking at the edges of the drill hole or to chipping when the drill comes out the back. However, the special drills can also be used without hesitation for almost all plastic panels and many other facade panels. Especially with conventional plastic panels, e.g. made of ABS, polyethylene or polypropylene, you benefit from exact drill holes with highly precise, sharp drill hole edges where melting of the drill chip is almost impossible if the speed is chosen low enough. However, the drill cannot be used for drilling in stone, concrete or metals.

Our facade panel drill is perfectly suited for hole drilling for the installation of HPL panels as facade cladding or balcony edging. The matching Facade screws for substructures made of wood, we offer you either unvarnished or with head varnish in various colours. For balcony railings and metal substructures, we offer the following in our online shop Balcony screws in various colours and designs at favourable graduated prices.Facade rivets made of aluminium we also offer in a variety of colours and sizes.

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 sizeNo
Take-up ShankStraight shank
Direction of rotationClockwise

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