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Old 10-22-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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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.

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Do they have a tip like this by chance?



Carbide tipped masonry bit.

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Do they have a tip like this by chance?



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