SDS Drill Sets

SDS Drill Sets

Browse our extensive range of SDS drill bit sets, which have been designed for highly effective drilling through hard materials such as brick or concrete. To help you determine which SDS drill bit is best for the job at hand, you can see our helpful table in the drill bit selection chart towards the bottom of the page.

Our collection contains some of the very best SDS drill bits for masonry drilling including concrete and brick, and it is vital you match the correct drill bit to the intended application to maximise the life of the bit. Ruwag sells both SDS-Plus drill bits and SDS-Max drill bits that can be used with the correct SDS chuck on your drill.

If you have any questions such as “which is the best SDS drill bit set for drilling into brick?”  or “what is the difference between SDS-Plus and SDS-Max bits?” - feel free to ask us on our live chat, where we can answer any questions you may have about drilling through tile.

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SDS Drill Bit selection chart

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

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

How to select a SDS Drill Bit & Drilling into Masonry

Watch the video below to find out more about the different types of SDS drill bits to assist you in choosing the correct drill bit for drilling through brick, concrete or other masonry. You will also see the most effective procedure for drilling into masonry.


What does SDS stand for on a drill, you might be asking yourself? SDS stands for Slotted Drive System or Slotted Drive Shaft. It refers to the drill’s chuck and bits ability to deliver additional strength and torque. These drills are typically used in projects to break through hardened concrete and other tough masonry. Drill bits for these drills include SDS-Plus and SDS-Max. SDS drills originated in Germany, and their original name stood for Steck-Dreh-Sitz (Insert-Twist-Stay). While the name has evolved, the long lifespan and quality of SDS drills continue to make these drills the gold standard for masonry drilling.

What is the difference between an SDS drill and a hammer drill? These drills share some similarities, with both using hammer action for drilling. The difference lies in the way that the drill bit works. Hammer drills break through masonry with an in and out motion. SDS drills are rotary hammers, however. This means that they are able to hammer the bit during the spinning process, hammering the drill bit while it is spinning. This makes SDS drills a lot faster and more powerful compared to regular hammer drills, especially for heavy-duty work on concrete and other types of masonry.

What is the difference between SDS and SDS-Plus? Both of these drills have a shank of 10mm. Essentially, the SDS-Plus is the same as the SDS, with improvements made on the original drill that makes for a better connection and better drilling. These two drills are interchangeable and the Plus is compatible with the original version. This means that you can use either SDS or SDS-Plus drill bits and they will fit without any issues. The Plus is a good choice for its ability and its versatility for a wide range of projects. This is why the SDS-Plus drill is one of the most popular drills on the market.

Can you use a hammer drill as a regular drill? Hammer drills are a type of rotary drill that uses a vibrating or pounding action as it spins. The forward and backward motion makes it easier to break through hard masonry, especially concrete and stone. A regular drill will not be suitable for this type of heavy-duty drilling as it lacks the hammer action. Hammer drills have a regular drilling mode, however. This means that they can be used as regular drills. They are usually a lot heavier and bulkier than standard rotary drills, which is why many choose to keep hammering for heavy work.