This spring loaded Vix-Bit 5 mm drill bit is perfect for precise & easy drilling. Designed specifically for drilling out 5 mm holes, which is very common in European-style furniture & bookcases. The drill depth is also adjustable to a specific depth, due to the set-screw on the side of the Vix-Bit. This bit is made of HSS & has a brad point style tip, which is good for digging into materials well. These bits are a most handy tool especially when working with hardware!
From the Manufacturer:
Sam Vick, a carpenter & building contractor, was looking for an easier way to install hinges, window latches & hardware using screws. He invented a self-centering drill bit that ensured a perfectly centered hole every time. The Vix-Bit became so popular with fellow carpenters that he formed S.E. Vick Tool Company in 1958.
Product Hole Size Drill Bit Diameter Shank Diameter Overall Length Model # 5mm Vix-Bit 5 mm 5 mm 3/8" 4-3/16" VIX-5MM-VB