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What does SDS mean on a drill bit?

What does SDS mean on a drill bit?

Slotted Drive Shaft
But what is an SDS drill? SDS stands for Slotted Drive Shaft or Slotted Drive System. SDS bits are inserted into the chuck to make a rotary hammer or a hammer drill.

Can you get SDS metal drill bits?

Assorted SDS-Plus drill bit set for wood and metal deliver new levels of convenience and performance. The drill bits have an SDS-Plus shank and allow drilling in wood or metal without Switching to a drill or using a special chuck adapter.

Do SDS drills need special bits?

An SDS drill is a powerful, versatile, and capable drill. They are more efficient than standard rotary drills and hammer drills. SDS drills apply the hammering action through a mechanism in the chuck. They also have special SDS drill bits that can move backwards and forwards within the chuck.

What are the different SDS sizes?

There are four standard sizes of SDS: SDS Quick, SDS-plus (or SDSplus or SDS+), SDS-Top and SDS-max.

Will SDS Max fit SDS?

Because of the she er difference in size and design, the SDS Max is not compatible with both SDS and SDS Plus tool. The SDS Max’s major advantage over SDS plus is its added power, strength, and functionality. Both SDS Plus and SDS Max require different hammer body equipment.

Can I use SDS bit in regular drill?

It’s possible but I wouldn’t recommend it. You’re going to overheat the drill more than likely and it’s going to take significantly longer than an actual SDS drill. With the time difference between the two, you could buy a drill and not risk burning yours out. You can rent one as well.

What is the longest SDS drill bit?

Quality long length SDS Plus rotary hammer bit 1/2″ diameter by 24″ overall, 22″ usable. Works in any SDS hammer including Bosch, DeWalt, Milwaukee. Makita, Panasonic, Hilti, Hitachi and others. This is the longest SDS plus bit available!

What are SDS drill bits made of?

SDS Plus Drill Bits & Sets for Sale. Milwaukee SDS-Plus Chisels are made from specifically defined alloy steel.

Can normal drill bits fit in SDS drill?

britishblue New Member. If you use them in a normal drill and they work loose, and the shank that’s gripped in the chuck, gets chewed up a bit, they may not fit in a SDS chuck. I wouldn’t use them until you have an SDS drill.