A common use is to allow the head of a countersunk bolt, screw or rivet, when placed in the hole, to sit flush with or below the surface of the surrounding material (by comparison, a counterbore makes a flat-bottomed hole that might be used with a socket-head capscrew).
In this regard, how does countersink drill bit work?
Fluted countersinks come in several sizes, able to cut conical holes intended to fit screws of varying head dimensions. A pilot hole is first drilled for the screw, followed by countersinking the hole to allow a flathead screw to seat flush with the work surface.
What is the difference between Counterboring and countersinking?
A countersink is a cone shaped hole cut into the laminate. It is typically used to allow the tapered head of a screw to sit flush with the top of the laminate. By comparison, a counterbore makes a flat-bottomed hole and its sides are drilled straight down. This is usually used to fit a hex-headed cap or screw.
What is a self countersinking screw?
GRK's R4 Self Countersinking screw has six self-contained cutting pockets which act like a router and transport the drill dust away from the edge of the screw hole. They also widen the countersink hole only around the head shape.