Rock is a hard material and is very hard to make holes in. For making holes in rock, we need a strong and good drill bit. Today, we will discuss about what kind of drill bit for rock. But before moving into the core topic, let us know a bit detailed information about drill bit.
Differences in drill bits
Drill bits are the cutting tools which differ from each other in various aspects. Drill bits of different types are available and the role and strength of each and every different bit is different.
Drill bits for DIY work is different, drill bits for construction work is different, drill bits for drilling metal is different and even drill bit for making holes in plastic is different.
Each and every type of drill bit has its own work and ability to make holes in different particular things.
Drill bits comes in various sizes and the size of the bits are usually measured in inches and is represented as an integer and fraction.
Drill bits also have differences in angles. Standard angle of most of the drill bits is 188 degree.
What kind of drill bits for rock?
Rock is a very hard material and it also takes a lot of efforts to drill into a rock. Till now, we have known so much about drill bits. So, I think you have understood that, for drilling a rock you need a specific drill bit which is compatible for drilling a rock.
The drill bit which is used to drill a rock is carbide or diamond tipped masonry drill bit with a harder spiral tip. Carbide or diamond tipped masonry drill bits are usually used with a hammer drill. But before starting drilling a rock, do check whether the drill bit is compatible with the drill machine or not.
Carbide tipped masonry drill bit can also be used to drill concrete.
Okay so after knowing about which drill bit you need to drill the rock, do you want to know that how to put a drill bit in a drill?
If yes! Then check out this article: How to put a drill bit in a drill
What are drill bits made of?
Usually drill bits are made of steel or high speed steel and this types of drill bits are used for everyday use like drilling soft steel, plastic, wood and metal.
Sometimes drill bits are also made of carbide and cobalt. Differences between carbide bits and cobalt bits are that:
Carbide bits are used for heavy production and professional work. And cobalt bits are used to make holes in heavy steels.
What are drill bits coated with?
Drill bits are coated with different types of materials. Black oxide is mostly used to coat drill bits. And sometimes titanium oxide, TiCN, titanium carbonitride are also used.
Black oxide is mostly used in drill bits because it reduces the friction while drilling.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Which drill bits are best lengthwise?
Length-wise smaller drill bits are better than longer drill bits. Smaller drill bits help to make accurate holes. So, always try to take shorter bits possible according to your need for getting the best results.
Where can I get carbide or diamond tipped masonry drill bits?
You can purchase Carbide or diamond tipped masonry drill bits from online store or your local store too.
How to understand whether the drill bit is compatible with drill or not?
To understand whether the drill bit is compatible with your drill or not, the first thing and most important thing which you should check is the size of the drill and the size of the drill bits shank.
If the size of the drill chuck is 3/8” then it is compatible with the drill bits upto 3/8” in diameter.
Can’t I use ordinary masonry drill bit?
Rock is very hard to drill into. And ordinary masonry doesn’t have the ability to drill a rock properly. So, you need to use carbide or diamond tipped masonry drill bit.
Wow! You read the whole article? I hope you got the information which you came for. So, now as you know what kind of drill bit for rock is good then you can easily buy it from any online or local store and drill a rock.
And! Don’t forget to take safety measures while drilling a rock because safety matters!
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