HOW TO:

ROVER BITS

THE BASICS: SET POINT BEFORE DRILLING, MATCH RPM TO PRESSURE.

The Bad Dog Rover Bits is an aggressive bit - faster than a spade or paddle bit -  It will cut at any speed 400 - 2500 rpm. If you are drilling around corners make sure to never drill towards yourself.   If you run into any issues, please read on or call us at 1.800.252.1330.

DRILLING SPEEDS

MATERIAL
Wood & Wood Composite
Particle Board
Carbon Fiber
Fiberglass
Solid Surface (Corian)

RPM
400-2,500
400-1,500
400-1,000
400-1,500
800-1,000

SPECIFICATIONS

Power Source: 1/2″ or 3/8″ Electric Hand Drill
Shank: Hex end for non-slip drilling
Minimum RPM: 400
Maximum RPM: 2,500

Note: lower speed allows for more control

What Can I Drill?

Wood
The Rover Bit makes quick work of all woods, hard and soft. It leaves clean flat bottom holes.

Plastics/PVC

From PVC board to composite decking, the Rover bit makes short work of plastics.

Fiber Glass

Rover bits drill clean holes in fiberglass with minimal blow out on the reverse of the material. You should always wear a mask when cutting fiberglass with any tool.

 

Corian/Solid Surface
Rover Bits are excellent for installing sinks and hardware in Solid Surface countertops. Drilling quick clean holes.

Carbon Fiber
Because they use the same carbide as our Multipurpose Drillbits Rover Bits will drill more holes in Carbon Fiber than other Forstner or Paddle bits. They will also leave clean holes without blowing out the back of the material.

Melamine

Rover bits excel in melamine. Their side cutters bore through the surface coating quickly and cleanly.

ADVANCED TIPS

Remember to match your speeds and feeds.  Push harder when drilling fast to prevent burning the material. When drilling more slowly use less pressure to prevent the bit from binding up in the material.

Always set the point and start drilling before turning the bit in the material. Never start drilling with the bit on an angle the side cutters should never hit the material before the center point or the bit will try to 'walk' across it.

The bit will let you know when it is dull by cutting more slowly and burning the material. Remember sharpening is covered by your lifetime guarantee. Set it back to us and we'll get it taken care of for you.

If you're drilling anything that could have embedded nail make sure to spin the bit at at least 2000 rpm. While the bit is capable of drill through nails, it's not healthy for it long term. Never start on top of a nail and if you know for sure there is a nail in your path drill avoid it! If you do come across a nail don't try to change the direction of the bit mid-cut.

 

Lifetime Guaranteed Badge

GUARANTEED FOR LIFE!

Bad Dog Rover Bits are Guaranteed For Life. If you dull or damage them send them back to us and we will resharpen or repair them.