Square Drill Or Round Drill

The difference between the square drill and round drill

In Diamond Painting, you will often come across the terms "Square Drill" and "Round Drill." In Diamond Painting, a "drill" is simply another word for "diamond."
When we say Round vs. Square Drill, we're referring to the physical shape of the diamonds.

The difference between the round drill and square drill

Square Drill

  • Creates A Fuller, More Complete Looking Painting.
  • Square drill diamonds look a bit "cleaner" than round drill diamonds. They line up more easily and create a "fuller" mosaic look when enjoyed from a distance.
  • Square Diamonds Satisfyingly "Snap" Into Place. 
  • Sometimes it's the little things that matter! When you start making progress on a painting and begin filling in gaps, you get a satisfying "snap" and a sense of achievement, as dorky as that sounds! 

Round Drill

  • Easier (And Faster!) To Pick Up And Apply Diamonds.  
  • Round diamonds just seem to stick to the diamond pen better, making the transition seem more seamless. 
  • Finished Painting Feels Less "Complete." 
  • Given the round shape of the diamonds, gaps between diamonds may appear more apparent when you're close up with the painting. 

In choosing between square and round drill, your goal should be to choose whichever shape that you personally think is most beautiful.