Spade drills are used on CNC and conventional lathes, milling machines and machining centres to cut precise holes through metal. At R.D. Barrett we stock high-quality more taper and straight shank spade drill bits from leading manufacturer Europa. All of our spade drill bits are available in a variety of sizes and are suitable for all applications. Alongside spade drill bits you can also find spade drill bit holders, coolant rings and inserts at competitive prices. Read more
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Europa Spade Drill Coolant Rings for Morse Taper Holders£56.22 – £102.90 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 1-Series Holders 18mm – 24mm By Europa£155.74 – £282.83 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 2-Series Holders 25mm – 35mm By Europa£196.89 – £332.61 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 3-Series Holders 36mm – 47mm By Europa£219.14 – £313.70 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 4-Series Holders 48mm – 65mm By Europa£311.47 – £477.50 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 5-Series Holders 64mm – 88mm By Europa£422.16 – £675.78 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 7-Series Holders 90mm – 114mm By Europa£676.34 – £1,205.56 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper O-Series Holders 13.5mm – 17.5mm By Europa£123.29 – £158.24 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper Y-Series Holders 9.5mm – 11mm By Europa£119.87 – £153.73 View
Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper Z-Series Holders 11.5mm – 12.5mm By Europa£119.87 – £153.73 View
Spade Drill Holder Straight Shank 1-Series Holders 18mm – 24mm By Europa£124.78 – £273.44 View
Spade Drill Holder Straight Shank 2-Series Holders 25mm – 55mm By Europa£138.02 – £291.43 View
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Spade Drill Bits
Why choose a spade drill bit?
Spade drill bits are used for a variety of cutting purposes and can be fitted to CNC and conventional lathes, milling machines and machining centres. The spade drill bit comes in two parts, a metal body and a removable bit that clamps into the place.
One benefit of spade drills is that the operator can use various insert different size blades with the same holder, enabling them to quickly swap between inserts. This is more economical than having to stock a drill bit for every diameter and change it each time it’s needed. Using the Europa Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper it is possible to drill from 9.5mm to 114mm diameter using just nine different sized holders. Spade drill bits also come in a variety of lengths for cutting at different depths.
Spade drill bits are excellent at removing larger quantities of metal at high removal rates. The spade bit itself has special notches along the cutting edge that are designed to evacuate chips effectively.
Europa spade drill bits
At R.D. Barrett we stock Europa spade drill bit holders. Europa is a leading supplier of precision drill bits and has been producing high-quality hole making tools since 2004. We believe the Europa range of spade drill bits offers exceptional performance at an attractive price.
Spade Drills FAQs
Spade drill bits can be used to make holes in all types of material, including all types of metal. The spade drill bits we sell are to be used on special cutting machines, not in hand tools. These aren’t the type of spade drill bits you use to cut into wood!
Yes. Internal holes within the holder allow coolant to be channelled through it, which enables them to operate safely at high speeds.
The drill bit shank connects to the chuck. There are two common spade drill bit shank types: Morse taper and straight shank.
- Morse taper spade drill bits – Morse taper shanks are cone-shaped with the shank looking a little like a screwdriver head. The shaft is a cylindrical, and narrows to a flat bit at one end. Morse taper spade drill bits require a special chuck to work. Holders are available with a straight or spiral flute.
- Straight shank spade drill bits – In a straight shank spade drill bit the diameter of the drill bit, shaft and shank are the same. Holders are available with a straight or spiral flute.
At R.D. Barrett we stock both morse taper and straight shank spade drill bits.
Straight shank spade drill holders in the Europa Spade Drill series such as the Spade Drill Holder Straight Shank Y-Series Holders 9.5mm – 11mm come in a variety of depths, including:
- Stub Length 19.1mm max depth
- Short Length 31.8mm max depth
- Standard Length 60.3mm max depth
- Extended Length 111.1mm max depth (pilot drilling recommended)
Our range of Europa morse taper spade drill bits, such as the Spade Drill Holder Morse Taper 3-Series Holders 36mm – 47mm are available in a range of lengths for drilling short to deep holes. Available sizes include:
- Short Length 120.6 mm max depth
- Intermediate Length 165.1 mm max depth
- Standard Length 209.5 mm max depth
- Extended Length 349.3 mm max depth (pilot drilling recommended)
There are a vast array of spade drill bits in a variety of sizes. We always have a wide variety of spade drill bits in stock, including:
- Spade Drill Holder Morse Tapers from 9.5mm to 114mm
- pade Drill Holder Straight Shanks from 9.5mm to 65mm
You can view our entire selection of spade drill bits online on our website. We are always happy to discuss your requirements and offer impartial and unbiased advice to help you select the right tool for the job. You can get in contact with us by giving us a call or sending us an email, and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.