How do you recognize a drill bit?
How do I identify a masonry drill bit?
Masonry bits look like larger twist drills with a slightly tighter corkscrew shape. You can identify them thanks to their wide arrow-shaped heads. They’re commonly used in hammer drills to grind masonry down as they cut through it.
How can you tell the difference between a drill bit and concrete?
The big difference between a masonry drill and a concrete drill can be seen in the tip of the drill. On a masonry drill bit the cutting head of the drill is made of hardened metal. On a concrete drill, the cutting head is a very hard Widia plate.
What are the 5 types of drill bits?
Drill bits are designed to drill holes in a variety of different common materials. These include different types of wood, metal, plastic, ceramic tile, porcelain and concrete.
How can I tell if a drill bit is for masonry or wood?
Masonry bits resemble wood bits at a casual glance because they’ll also have a deep spiral groove to help channel debris from the hole as you drill. The main visual difference is that masonry bits don’t have the blunt, gently rounded tip you’ll see on standard general-purpose bits.
What Colour are masonry drill bits?
Masonry bits have a toughened tip which is quite different to normal twist drills. There is no special colour. Most masonry bits we use are plain grey or silver.
Are concrete and masonry drill bits the same?
Are concrete and masonry drill bits the same? No. The major difference between concrete and masonry drills is their drilling heads. The cutting head of a concrete drill is relatively hard and made of Widia plate, while the cutting head of a masonry drill is made with a hardened metal material.
Can I use a regular drill to drill into brick?
Drilling into a brick wall with a regular drill requires a high-quality masonry bit at the least. With no hammer action, the tool has to rely on its turning speed. Without a proper hammer drill, the process will take longer. You will also need to remove the drill from the hole more often.