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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.
     
  6. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  11. EddieM

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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
     
  13. 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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