SDS Hammer Drill Bit - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Mario
    12/10/2010
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    How come I cannot get enough termiticide into the drill holes?
    I used a pressurized pump to pour termiticide in the drill holes, but the holes filled all the time real quickly with not enough product in the hole. I used a tank sprayer to apply the product, but it takes a long time. Any solution to this?
    A
    Typically, most termite companies run into the same problem.  Most drill holes will fill rather quickly. The only solution is to drill a deeper hole, or what most companies do is just fill the holes multiple times.  Fill them till they top off, let them sit for a few hours and let the ground soak up the termiticide, then fill again and repeat the process.  Do this 3 or 4 times and then cap the holes off and be done with them.  Most companies do not even take the time to do this, so if you fill the holes 3 or 4 times you will be doing more than most professional companies.
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  • Asked by Roberta from Ontario, Ca
    04/04/2013
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    Is the drill bit you have on your website 18" overall including the shank?
    I haven't been able to find a drill bit that is 18" in length locally. I don't know what type of hammer drill we have and I'm concerned that the drill bit you have may not fit my drill so I rather purchase one locally but I can't find one that is 18". I find bits that have 16" usable area and 18" overall length including the shank. Is that the same case with the drill bit you you have on your website?
    A
    The entire length of the drill bit (including the shank) is 18". We also carry a SDS Hammer Drill Bit that has an overall length of 24" if you need one that is a bit longer. We do recommend that you try to confirm the type of drill you have as these bits will only work in SDS drills or SDS plus drills.
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  • Asked by Steve
    10/26/2010
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    How many inches of garage floor concrete will this SDS Hammer Drill Bit blast?
    Have multiple holes to drill and will be using hammer mode most of the time ... can it be re-sharpened as well?
    A
    A new SDS Hammer Drill bit can easily drill 100 holes depending on how powerful your drill is.  We are not familiar with how successful it is to try to resharpen a drill bit after extensive use.  Typically, it is more cost effective to purchase a new one.
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  • Asked by Terry from Niceville, Florida
    02/16/2014
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    After drilling the holes and applying Termidor, should I refill with dirt before plugging with Trebor plugs?
    If the dirt does go back in the hole before the Trebor plugs are installed, is it necessary to treat the soil used for the refill by spraying the soil with Termidor?
    A
    Generally you do want to treat any soil that you are re-filling your trenches or any hole with; however, it is not necessary to fill your holes up with dirt if you are going to be applying Trebor Plugs.
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  • Asked by Ramses
    09/18/2011
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    Can SDS Hammer Drill Bit be used in an SDS hammer drill by Dewalt?
    Can I use it in any drill brand or is exclusive for Hilti products? I have a Dewalt drill SDS.
    A
    The SDS drill bit that we sell does not have to be used in a Hilti drill, but it does have to be used in a drill that takes SDS Plus bits, which is the kind we carry.  On our SDS Drill Bit page if you scroll down to the bottom of the page, there is a close up of the shank and the grooves on it.  Your drill has to be capable of accepting this kind of bit.
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  • Asked by Nik
    07/10/2011
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    What type of drill bit do you use for tile outside on patio?
    Can you tell me what type of drill bit to use for tile? I have to drill in a patio area that has tile and am not sure if the drill bit you have advertised on your website. Will work without breaking the tile?
    A
    When you are drilling through a patio with tile or decorative rock on it, you should never drill through the tile or rock at all.  Professional companies use the same drill bit we sell for drilling through concrete, and SDS hammer drill bit.  However, they only drill through the mortar joints in between the tile or rock and never through the tile or rock itself.  Usually you would want to use the smaller drill bit we carry, the 3/8 inch which should be fine for drilling through mortar joints.
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  • Asked by Fred from Shreveport, La
    04/28/2012
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    Drilling around house slab
    I want to do preventive termite around slab of my small home--no garage--just a rectangle slab. I do NOT want to dig a trench all around home & pour in termidor. I have hi-pressure sprayer to mix termidor in. Do I drill the holes with these bits parallel to slab every 10-12"? or do I drill them downward in ground at an angle--that is 18" down into ground rather than parallel/under slab)? Will buy bits & termidor from you.
    A
    We understand that you do not want to dig a trench, but the trench is the preferred method and when wanting to only drill holes, which is called rodding, you run the risk of leaving gaps of untreated soil.  Of course it is your choice, but it is important to understand that the holes are not as complete of a treatment as have a non-stop trench around the house.  That being said, you should drill at an angle towards the house, starting about 3 to 4 inches off of the house and every 10 to 12 inches apart.  The closer your drill holes are together of course the less of a chance you will have of there being untreated soil between the drill holes. Please see our Barrier and Soil Termite Treatment Arcticle.
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  • Asked by Mary
    01/20/2011
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    Do your masonry bits have Hilti quick release flutes cut into the shank of the bit as in the picture below?
    A

    Our SDS drill bits do have the grooves in them, but Hilti drills take 3 types of grooves.  The bits we carry will fit in the Hilti SDS plus drills.  The bits we carry are SDS plus bits and the connection shaft is about the width of a pinky finger with the grooves.  Some Hilti drills take a bit that has what is called SDS MAX bits, where the shaft and grooves that go into the drill is larger than your thumb.  Then there is a middle of the road one. So yes it has grooves, but it is the smaller SDS PLUS bit.  To be sure, you may want to call Hilti USA and give them the model number of the drill you have and they can probably tell you which bit it takes, or if our SDS PLUS bit will fit it. 

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  • Asked by Yka from Dallas Tx
    06/26/2015
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    what types of hammers to use?
    Does the drill bit work with this hammer http://www6.homedepot.com/tool-truck-rental/PRO_Breaker/3495262/index.html ? (The recommended bit width seems to be 1.5 in on the manual) Or does it work with this type of hammer http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch-1-1-8-in-SDS-Plus-Drop-Down-Rotary-Hammer-RH328VC/202204604 ?
    A
    You will need a Hammer Drill that is compatible to fit a .5 inch drill bit.
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  • Asked by Margie
    09/21/2010
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    Do you have a drill bit that is 24 inches?
    We bought a 12 inch drill bit, and we cannot get enough chemical in the (not deep enough) hole.
    A
    We only carry 1/2" and 3/8" drill bits that are 18" long.  We do not carry 24" long drill bits at this time.
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  • Asked by Janet
    08/03/2012
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    Drill at an angle towards the house?
    How steep would you recommend this "angle"? I was about to start my drilling project for Termidor SC but I did not notice any "angle" instructions on the termite instructions page. I assumed you drill directly straight down into the floor which is what I see in many youtube videos as well. Being only 3 inches away from the wall, wouldn't drilling at an angle risk hitting the wall or whatever is underneath the wall's foundation? I also noticed you mention by going every 12 inches between holes it may still leave a risk of having gaps untreated. To what point is there "too many" holes leaving it unnecessary, is there a specific number you recommend that is smaller than 12 inches apart?
    A
    Typically holes are drilled straight down through the concrete when using a drill bit like the SDS and not at an angle.  I would not recommend drilling at an angle.  Holes should be about 2 inches off of the wall and NO MORE than 12 inches apart.  But the closer the better obviously.  I recommend about every 10 inches apart, but if you have the patience to drill every 6 inches or whatever you like, you will definitely increase the effectiveness of the application.
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  • Asked by Roberta from Ontario, Ca
    04/05/2013
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    Which drill bit should I order for treating subterranean termites?
    Do you recommend the 18" or the 24" drill bit when treating for subterranean termite?
    A
    You mentioned earlier that the 18" bit wasn't long enough for you because the shank was included in the 18". If this is the case you should consider using the 24" bit to get through the concrete.
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