In the past, many researchers have studied wear developed on drilling tools mainly due to the high temperatures generated which accelerate thermally related wear mechanisms and thereby reducing tool life. This paper deals with an experimental investigation on the effect of an internal coolant approach (for different air pressure) on drill bit temperature, comparing it with an external coolant approach and dry cutting. Drill temperatures were measured by inserting standard thermocouples through the coolant (oil) hole of TiN/TiAlN-coated carbide drills. Experimental studies have been conducted using Al 2014 alloy materials. In the drilling tests, cutting conditions had different spindle speeds, coolant approaches and feed rate values. The settings of drilling parameters were determined by using the Taguchi experimental design method. An orthogonal array, the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, and the analysis of variance (ANOVA) were employed to analyse the effect of coolant approaches and drilling parameters. The objective was to establish a model using multiple regression analysis between spindle speed, coolant (air) pressure and feed rate with the drill bit temperature. Mathematical models for drill bit temperature are proposed that agree well with the experiments.