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Red Squirrel 10-22-2009 03:53 PM

Red tips on drill bits
 
I have a drill bit kit I bought quite a while back and it has some bits that have red paint on the tips and the shape is a bit different then the other, it's kinda like a spade at the end (not flat). Just wondering if the red means anything, could it be for masonry? I rarely use them as they never really go well in wood, but wondering if they are meant for another application, perhaps with a hammer drill.

junkcollector 10-22-2009 05:36 PM

Do they have a tip like this by chance?

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:w...inbohrer1.jpeg

Carbide tipped masonry bit.

Red Squirrel 10-22-2009 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by junkcollector (Post 344200)
Do they have a tip like this by chance?

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:w...inbohrer1.jpeg

Carbide tipped masonry bit.


Yep that's how they looks like. So this is good for drilling in brick, cinder block,etc? That's good to know, I have a small project I want to do involving that so looks like I don't need to buy some bits for it.

junkcollector 10-22-2009 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Red Squirrel (Post 344213)
Yep that's how they looks like. So this is good for drilling in brick, cinder block,etc?

Yup. Masonry bits work best in a hammer drill; it's pretty slow going with a regular drill. Don't expect much from those bits with the red paint on the end. My first set of carbide bits were those kind.:whistling2:

Red Squirrel 10-22-2009 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by junkcollector (Post 344237)
Yup. Masonry bits work best in a hammer drill; it's pretty slow going with a regular drill. Don't expect much from those bits with the red paint on the end. My first set of carbide bits were those kind.:whistling2:

I'll see what my corded Dewalt can do with them, then. :jester:


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