Can I use a metal drill bit on Masonry?
Besides, can I use a concrete drill bit on metal?
The only catch to using masonry bits on metal is that, since the tip is eccentric, it will drill a hole twice the diameter of the bit size.
Similarly, do you need a special drill bit for metal? Regular drill bits can't cut through steel, so you need a heavy-duty, hard drill bit to do the job. There are two types of drill bits that you can count on for metalworking projects: titanium and cobalt. Titanium drill bits are high-speed steel drill bits (HSS) that have a titanium oxide coating.
Beside this, how do I identify a masonry drill bit?
How to Tell Masonry Bits From Wood Bits
- Lay your drill bits out on a flat surface with adequate light. Divide them into categories according to the tip shape and the style of the bit blade.
- Run your thumb over the tip of the bit.
- Look for an arrowhead shaped tip to indicate a hammer-drill style masonry bit.
What does a metal drill bit look like?
Bits designed to drill metal have flutes that taper to a point at either a 118- or 135-degree angle. Bits with a 118-degree point are general-purpose bits, while those with a 135-degree point are self-cleaning, which means they shed shards of metal instead of allowing them to accumulate around the shank.