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Best drill bits for stone

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by stuart.taylor, 22 Dec 2018.

  1. stuart.taylor

    stuart.taylor

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    I have recently moved house and now have a large stone shed. I need to get going putting up some shelves, but my current bits won't penetrate the stone. I would welcome suggestions of good masonry bits to buy.
     
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    Buy an sds drill and bits.One from screwfix would be fine
     
  3. EddieM

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    depends on the type of stone, if flint ( my nemesis) then you're in a world of pain :(
     
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    Depending on the type, granite can be not much better (even with an SDS drill)
     
  5. EddieM

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    Not really a good idea using any percussive action on flint, it has similar properties to a lump of tempered glass :( it is a nightmare to drill into.
     
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    Diamond bits without hammer action on flint?
     
  7. EddieM

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    On a pure lump of flint, yeah something like that, slow and expensive. On a flint aggregate mortar, then, well God help you, bits wander all over the place. :( pure hell.
     
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    Have you tried bits for the angle grinder?
     
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    If you just want a recommendation of a drill make, Makita or Bosch are very good, with maybe Hilti at the top....SDS is the type of drill you need.
    John :)
     
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    I think it is probably slate, with some quartz in it too. There is flint locally, but I am not sure whether any has been used in the stone shed. I just need to source some good bits, as i already have an SDS drill.
     
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    Well my pick is Dewalt extreme2 SDS. Others have their favourites which are probably just as good.
     
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    Got to agree with Eddie, if you already have an SDS then its another vote for dewalt extreme bits, probably the best bits I've used
     
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    I've been using them for a while after I got tired of splashing on Hilti bits and they do seem to last a hell of a long time. I do prefer quad point bits but in this instance there's little need.
     
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