What is the Best Drill Bit for Brick, Concrete & Masonry 2023?
Adiseal Ultimate brick drill bit is a masonry drill bit that drills faster and drills more holes than any other drill bit when without hammer function. This give it numerous advantages over hammer drilling when drilling into brick, concrete or other masonry material.
Advantages of no hammer drilling in brick
Some of the advantages of drilling without hammer function instead of hammer drilling include:
- Quieter drilling
- Less vibration damage on hands
- Can drill closer to an edge
- Less risk of loosening mortar
- Less risk of damaging substrate
Drilling brick with the hammer function on will result in loud drilling. This has the potential to damage hearing and also cause disturbance to other people. No hammer drilling results in quieter drilling, reducing the chance of damaging hearing and also disturbing other people.
Less vibration damage to hands
Using tools daily that vibrate can result in damage to hands. One of the problems that could arise is vibration white hand syndrome. Drilling without the hammer function reduces the amount of vibration on the hands and in turn reducing the chance of developing vibration white hands syndrome.
Can drill closer to an edge
When drilling close to an edge with a hammer drill, it’s easy to break the substrate, especially hard materials like brick and concrete. Drilling into concrete without the hammer function can make it safer to drill closer to an edge without breaking the material.
Less risk of loosening mortar
When drilling into materials like concrete with a hammer drill, it’s possible to loosen the brick and mortar. Drilling without the hammer function reduces the chance of doing this making it more suitable for drilling brick walls.
Less risk of damaging substrate
With hammer drilling on hard materials like concrete, it’s possible the substrate will break due to the hammer action of the bit hitting the material. This can be especially problematic where the brick has been chased out for example to fit a electrical back box in. Drilling without hammer reduces the chance of breaking the substrate resulting in more safer drilling.
Adiseal Ultimate (No Hammer) vs SDS Hammer Drill Speed Test
In our test drilling into a brick using Adiseal Ultimate masonry & multi material drill bit in a basic cordless drill set to drill without hammer function, it managed to drill as fast as a corded SDS hammer drill. They both took 5 seconds to drill, but the SDS hammer drill broke the brick which is a common problem with hammer drills. This was not the case with the no hammer drilling of Adiseal Ultimate masonry & multi-material drill bit.
How to drill into brick
How to drill into brick
- Mark Your Drilling Location
Use a pencil or a marker to mark the precise location where you want to drill your hole. This will help you maintain accuracy in your drilling.
- Apply Steady Pressure
Position the drill bit tip directly over the marked spot on your material. Apply steady, even pressure as you start drilling. Be sure to keep the drill level and perpendicular to the material’s surface.
- Start Drilling
Begin drilling at a slow and controlled speed. As you penetrate the material, you can gradually increase the speed for faster progress. Pay attention to the feel of the drill and adjust the pressure as needed to maintain control.
- Clear Debris
Periodically withdraw the drill bit to clear away any accumulated debris. This helps prevent overheating and ensures a clean hole.
- Complete the Drilling
Continue drilling until you’ve reached the desired depth. Be patient and avoid forcing the drill, especially when drilling through harder materials like masonry.
- Withdraw the Drill Bit
After completing the drilling, turn off the drill and carefully withdraw the drill bit from the hole.
- Inspect and Clean
Examine the hole to ensure it meets your requirements. If necessary, clean up any remaining debris or sharp edges.
Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit for brick & multi-material drill bit can drill into many different materials including:
- Plus other materials
Adiseal Ultimate hex shank masonry drill bit (multi-material) is currently available in the following sizes:
- 4mm x 100mm
- 5mm x 100mm
- 5.5mm x 150mm
- 6mm x 150mm
- 6.5mm x 150mm
- 8mm x 150mm
- 10mm x 150mm
- 12mm x 150mm
- 12mm x 400mm (Extra long masonry drill bit)
Best metal drill bit
Also in the Adiseal Ultimate range is the fastest and most durable metal drill bit. In out test drilling into stainless steel with a drill press, it drilled faster and drilled more holes than any other metal drill bit. It was easily the best metal drill bit and it beat the best metal drill bits from the worlds biggest brands including Milwaukee, DeWalt, Bosch & Makita.
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Frequently asked questions about drill bit for brick
Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit has been shown to be the fastest bit when drilling into brick without hammer function. It has many advantages over hammer drilling including quieter drilling, less vibration damage & less risk of damage to substrate.
A regular drill can drill into brick without hammer function but is slower than using a hammer drill. Using Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit speeds up the drilling time. In tests the no-hammer Adiseal Ultimate bit has been shown to be as fast as a SDS hammer drill bit.
It is possible to drill into brick with a cordless drill. Drilling brick without hammer function takes longer unless the bit used is Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit. It is the fastest no-hammer masonry drill bit.
Drilling with a hammer drill increases the chance of cracking the brick. To reduce the risk of breaking the brick, drill without hammer function. Drilling without hammer function takes longer. Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit is the fastest no-hammer masonry drill bit and has been tested to drill as fast as a SDS drill bit.