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Best Masonry Drill Bits 2024: Brick, Concrete, Wood, Plastic, Stone

Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit has been shown to be the best masonry drill bit. It drills faster and lasts longer than any other masonry or multi-material drill bit when drilling without hammer function. Drilling masonry without hammer has numerous advantages over hammer drilling. Adiseal Ultimate 1/4 inch hex shank masonry carbide bit can drill into brick, concrete, stone, wood, plastic & many other materials.

Advantages of no hammer drilling

Some of the advantages of drilling without hammer instead of hammer drilling include:

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

Best carbide drill bit for masonry, brick, concrete or multi-material.

Quieter drilling

Drilling 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 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 or brick 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 brick & 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 brick or concrete without hammer reduces the chance of breaking the substrate resulting in more safer drilling.

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

Adiseal Ultimate (No Hammer) vs SDS Hammer Drill Speed Test

In our test drilling into a brick using a carbide Adiseal Ultimate 6mm masonry drill bit in a basic cordless drill set to drill without hammer function, it managed to drill as fast as a corded SDS 6mm hammer drill. They both took 5 seconds to drill into the brick 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 carbide drill bit.

How to use a masonry drill bit & multi-material drill bit

How to use a masonry drill bit & multi-material drill bit

  1. Set the Drill Speed

    Depending on the material you’re drilling into, set your drill to the appropriate speed. Many masonry drill bits and multi-material bits work well at medium to high speeds.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Clear Debris

    Periodically withdraw the drill bit to clear away any accumulated debris. This helps prevent overheating and ensures a clean hole.

  6. 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.

  7. Withdraw the Drill Bit

    After completing the drilling, turn off the drill and carefully withdraw the drill bit from the hole.

  8. 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 & multi-material drill bit can drill into many different materials including:

  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Stone
  • 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 cobalt 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 Cobalt Red, DeWalt Extreme, Bosch Cobalt & 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 the best masonry drill bit

To buy masonry drill bit and multi material 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

Masonary drill bit

When people are talking about masonary drill bits, they actually mean masonry drill bit. The correct spelling is masonry drill bit, not masonary drill bit.

Frequently asked questions about masonry drill bit & multi material drill bits

What is the best masonry drill bit?

Adiseal Ultimate masonry drill bit has been shown to be the fastest product when drilling without hammer function. It has many advantages over hammer drilling including quieter drilling, less vibration damage & less risk of damage to substrate.

What are multi-material drill bits used for?

Multi-material drill bits are versatile tools designed to drill holes in various materials, including wood, metal, plastic, concrete, and more.

How do multi-material drill bits differ from regular drill bits?

Multi-material drill bits are designed with specialized tips and cutting edges that allow them to penetrate different materials without the need for frequent bit changes.

Are multi-material drill bits suitable for drilling into concrete or masonry?

Some multi-material drill bits are equipped with carbide or tungsten tips, making them suitable for drilling into concrete or masonry.

Can I use multi-material drill bits with a regular cordless drill?

Yes, multi-material drill bits can generally be used with standard cordless drills or drill presses.

Can I use multi-material drill bits for DIY projects as well as professional tasks?

Yes, multi-material drill bits are versatile tools suitable for both DIY enthusiasts and professional tradespeople, making them a valuable addition to any toolbox.

What are masonry drill bits used for?

Masonry drill bits are designed for drilling holes in hard materials like concrete, brick, stone, and masonry.

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.