Do I have the right tools for drilling granite


What I'm doing: taking rounded granite stones and cutting the bottoms flat with an angle grinder and drilling 2-3" the other side for a flower, pen, etc. (3/8")

What I'm using: Bosch multi purpose drill bit (3/8") and a Makita 6A 5/8" hammer drill

Question: It seems like it's taking forever to drill the hole. Is the hammer drill or bit not suitable for the task? I've been at it for about 10 minutes and I'm about 1/2" into the rock: is this normal?

Best Answer

Definitely using the wrong drill bit. You should be using a masonry bit, which is designed for drilling into concrete, masonry, and stone. It has a different tip than a regular wood/metal bit.

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