What is the Best Drill Bit for Concrete, Brick & Masonry 2023?
The Adiseal Ultimate concrete drill bit is a masonry drill bit that excels in drilling speed and efficiency compared to other drill bits when used without a hammer function. This provides several advantages over hammer drilling when drilling concrete, brick, or other masonry materials.
No-hammer drilling in concrete advantages
Some of the advantages of drilling into concrete 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
The 1/4 inch hex shank also prevents the carbide masonry drill bit for concrete from spinning in the chuck and allows quicker changes.
Using the hammer function while drilling hard materials like brick can produce loud noise, posing a risk to hearing damage and causing disruptions to others. Opting for non-hammer concrete drilling results in quieter operations, minimizing the risk of hearing damage and disturbing others.
Less vibration damage to hands
Regular use of vibrating tools can lead to hand damage, including conditions like vibration white finger syndrome. Drilling without the hammer function decreases hand vibration, thereby lowering the risk of developing vibration white finger syndrome.
Can drill closer to an edge
When using a hammer drill, drilling near an edge can easily result in substrate breakage, particularly in hard materials such as concrete and brick. Opting for non-hammer drilling into concrete enhances safety when drilling in proximity to an edge, reducing the risk of material breakage.
Less risk of loosening mortar
Using a hammer drill to bore into materials like concrete or brick can potentially dislodge the brick and mortar. Non-hammer drilling reduces the likelihood of this happening.
Less risk of damaging substrate
When hammer drilling on tough materials like brick, the substrate is at risk of breaking due to the impact of the bit. This is a concern, particularly in situations where the brick has been chased out, for example, to accommodate an electrical back box. Drilling without the hammer function diminishes the risk of substrate breakage, ensuring a safer drilling process.
Adiseal Ultimate (No Hammer) vs SDS Hammer Drill Speed Test
During our test using the Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit & multi-material drill bit in a standard cordless drill without the hammer function, it achieved the same drilling speed as a corded SDS hammer drill. Both drills took 5 seconds to drill into the brick. However, the SDS hammer drill caused the brick to break, a common issue with hammer drills. In contrast, the Adiseal Ultimate masonry & multi-material drill bit, used without the hammer function, did not cause the brick to break.
How to drill into concrete
How to drill into concrete
- Mark Your Drilling Location
Use a pencil or marker to carefully mark the exact spot where you intend to drill your hole. This will ensure drilling precision.
- Apply Steady Pressure
Align the drill bit tip precisely with the marked spot on your material. Apply consistent and even pressure as you begin drilling, ensuring the drill remains level and perpendicular to the material’s surface.
- Start Drilling
Initiate the drilling process at a slow and controlled pace. As you make your way through the material, you can gradually accelerate for faster progress. Stay attentive to the drill’s feedback, and adjust the pressure as necessary to ensure you maintain control.
- Clear Debris
Intermittently retract the drill bit to clear any gathered debris. This action prevents overheating and ensures a clean hole.
- Complete the Drilling
Keep drilling until you’ve achieved the intended depth. Exercise patience and refrain from exerting excessive force on the drill, particularly when working with tougher materials like masonry.
- Withdraw the Drill Bit
Once the drilling is finished, switch off the drill and cautiously remove the drill bit from the hole.
- Inspect and Clean
Inspect the hole to verify it meets your specifications. If needed, remove any remaining debris or sharp edges for a finished result.
Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit for concrete & 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 concrete
Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit has proven to be the quickest option for concrete drilling without a hammer function. It offers numerous benefits over hammer drilling, such as reduced noise, less risk of vibration-related damage, and lower substrate damage risk.
A regular drill, while capable of drilling into concrete without the hammer function, is typically slower than using a hammer drill. The Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit significantly accelerates the drilling process and has demonstrated equivalent speed to an SDS drill bit in tests for drilling into concrete brick without the hammer function.
Drilling into concrete with a cordless drill is feasible, though it usually takes more time without the hammer function. However, when using the Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit, it becomes the fastest option for no-hammer drilling in concrete.
Using a hammer drill increases the likelihood of concrete cracking. To minimize the risk of concrete damage, it’s advisable to drill without the hammer function, even though it may take longer. The Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit is the swiftest option for non-hammer drilling and has been tested to achieve drilling speeds equivalent to an SDS drill bit.
A masonry drill bit is designed to drill into hard building materials like concrete and brick.