Masonry Drill Bits

Masonry Drill Bits

Take a look at our extensive range of masonry drill bits which have been purposefully designed for highly effective drilling into brick, concrete and other tough materials. These products come in a full range of sizes, including the very popular 16mm masonry drill bit size right down to 4mm masonry drill bits - perfect for those looking for even the smallest of masonry drill bits. 

You’ll find a range of drill bits suitable for everything from drilling through concrete to drilling into brick or mortar. Not to mention our large masonry drill bits designed for more labour intensive jobs. Whether you’re looking to renovate, restore or demolish you’re sure to find the best masonry drill bit for the job whether it’s for tasks at home, or in the trade. 

If you have any questions such as “which is the best drill bit for brick?” or “which is the best drill for a concrete wall?”, feel free to ask us on our live chat, where we’re here to answer your masonry bit related questions. 

Masonry Drill Bit selection chart

By matching the correct Masonry drill bit to the intended application, you will ensure you’ve got the best Masonry drill bit for the job, and also maximise the life of the drill bit. See our Masonry drill bit selection chart below:

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  Clay Brick Fire Brick B35 Concrete B45 Concrete Reinforced Concrete Granite
Turbo Concrete    
SDS Standard      
SDS Industrial    
SDS Professional  
SDS ReBar  
SDS Max  

How to Select & Drill into Masonry with Ruwag Masonry Drill Bits

Watch this Video on the difference between the Ruwag Masonry Drill Bits and to assist you in choosing the correct Drill Bit to Drill into Masonry. We also show you the Proper Drilling Procedure for Drilling into Masonry.


Shop masonry drill bits online at Ruwag for an extensive selection of drill bits designed to drill through brick, concrete, granite, and other tough material. This range includes standard brick drill sets that can be used for brick flooring, walls, patios, and various other projects. These sets are ideal for home renovation and commercial builds. Our industrial and turbo drill bits for concrete are ideal for stronger materials, making them suitable for intensive drilling. We also offer multi-purpose drill sets that can be used on masonry and other materials.

Shop Masonry Drill Bits Online

When shopping drill bits for masonry online, it is always advised to refer to selection charts to find out which bits are best for drilling through concrete, brick or other masonry. Using a standard brick drill bit for concrete can damage or break the bit, while industrial bits can damage brick and softer masonry. At Ruwag, we make it easier to buy masonry drill bits in the UK, with a wide range for every type of project. Save time and effort and buy masonry drill bits online for a collection of high-quality bits made to last. Browse our full range and shop masonry drill bits in the UK online at Ruwag.


If you’ve been asking yourself, “Can I use a metal drill bit on masonry?”, you might be wondering if these drill bits will get the job done. It is not recommended as the hole will not be accurate and your drill bit will be damaged. Drilling through masonry involves knocking parts of the material to break. You might get a few holes into the masonry but it won’t be effective. Metal bits are made to drill through metals, which means that it’s best to use masonry drill bits for masonry and metal drill bits for metal.

Do you need a hammer drill to drill into concrete or can you use regular drills? The latter may work if you let the drill do the work without forcing but it is still better to invest in a hammer drill that has the ability to vibrate and break up concrete more effectively. Hammer drills can be used for brick and other masonry, too. Drilling into concrete with a regular drill will be slow and may also result in worn bits. For best results, use a hammer drill and invest in quality masonry drill bits that are made especially for concrete.

Can a cordless drill drill concrete? This depends on the type of drill you have. Corded drills are more effective when drilling concrete. Cordless drills can do the job, provided it has a decent battery power, torque and hammer action that allows it to drill through concrete. Your drill will also need an impact setting. But generally speaking, they will be much slower and are not ideal. At a push, for once-off smaller home DIY projects, you could use a standard cordless drill but you would get better results with a corded drill if you are aiming to drill concrete for heavy-duty projects like flooring, demolition or joint clearing.

A question often asked at Ruwag is, “How do I choose a masonry drill bit?” It can be confusing to know which bit is right for your project. Masonry includes concrete, brick and mortar, as well as stone. Hard masonry like concrete requires a tough heavy-duty bit with an adapted tip that makes breaking through concrete easier. Brick is softer, and standard bits can be used for drilling. Whichever you choose, carbide tips will ensure results. The best way to choose a masonry drill bit is to use a selection chart that helps you compare drill bits and types of masonry.

How do you drill through masonry, you may be wondering? The first and most important step is to choose proper drill bits made for masonry, with strong tungsten carbide tips that can break through masonry easily. These include different bits for concrete, stone and brick, each with its own design. Choose the size of the bits carefully as well. Clear the dust as you go, easing and withdrawing. Let the drill do its work without forcing. Your aim is to break small holes as you drill through masonry, rather than drilling right through.