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Concrete Drill Bit

The Best Masonry Drill Bit for Concrete & Brick 2023?

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. It drills a variety of construction materials including concrete, brick, masonry, wood and others. Drilling hard materials like concrete without hammer function gives it numerous advantages over hammer drilling.

Best concrete drill bit. Suitable for masonry, brick & other building materials.

No-hammer drilling in concrete advantages

Some of the advantages of drilling into concrete without hammer function instead of hammer drilling include:

The 1/4 inch hex shank also prevents the carbide masonry drill bit for concrete from spinning in the chuck and allows quicker changes.

Quieter drilling

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.

No hammer drilling vs hammer drilling into concrete brick. Hammer drill broke the concrete brick which is a common problem with hammer drills.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Clear Debris

    Intermittently retract the drill bit to clear any gathered debris. This action prevents overheating and ensures a clean hole.

  5. 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.

  6. Withdraw the Drill Bit

    Once the drilling is finished, switch off the drill and cautiously remove the drill bit from the hole.

  7. 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:

  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Tile
  • Ceramic
  • Marble
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Fiberglass
  • Plus other materials

Sizes available

Adiseal Ultimate hex shank masonry drill bit (multi-material) is currently available in the following sizes:

Best metal drill bit

In their attempt to make available the best drill bits, 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.

Drill bit for metal test results chart

10mm metal cobalt drill bitTotal number of holes drilled (in 6mm stainless steel)Time to drill each holes (average of 1st 10 hole)
Adiseal Ultimate cobalt135 holes31.7 seconds
Milwaukee cobalt red75 holes55.8 seconds
DeWalt Extreme cobalt39 holes38.5 seconds
Bosch cobalt15 holes132.4 seconds
Makita cobalt12 holes69.9 seconds
Cobalt drill bit durability test results

Where to buy

To buy concrete drill bits in the UK, please contact us for details of you local stockist. For other countries that do not have a Adiseal distributor, please visit www.guglue.com

Frequently asked questions about drill bit for concrete

What is the best 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.

Can you drill into concrete with a regular drill?

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.

Can I drill concrete with a cordless drill?

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.

How do you drill into concrete without cracking it?

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.

Will a masonry bit work on concrete?

A masonry drill bit is designed to drill into hard building materials like concrete and brick.

Suhail Matadar has extensive experience in the construction industry as an electrician, involved in installing, inspecting, and testing electrical systems in various projects. He excelled in sales, working for a major UK wholesaler, selling construction products to professionals and the DIY market. Suhail's background includes working at a leading home emergency repair company dealing with trades people. With a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering, Suhail has worked with PLCs in the nuclear fuel manufacturing industry. During his studies, he gained practical experience at a chemical manufacturing company known for producing award-winning cleaning, hygiene, and livestock protection products for over a century. Currently, Suhail runs a global business specialising in supplying, researching, testing, and distributing chemical construction products like adhesives and sealants.