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SHOCKWAVE 3/16 in. Titanium Twist Drill Bit

  • QUAD EDGE Tip - Stays Sharper Longer
  • VARIABLE HELIX - Rapid Chip Removal
  • ENHANCED TAPERED WEB - Stronger More Durable Bit
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About This Product

The MILWAUKEE 3/16" SHOCKWAVE RED HELIX Titanium Drill Bit is engineered for extreme durability and long life. The QUAD EDGE tip delivers a precision start and four cutting edges to create smaller chips for faster removal and less heat leading to longer bit life. Designed with a Variable Helix that includes an aggressive 35 degree helical angle, which ends at 15 degree , the tapered drill bit with RED HELIX provide Rapid Chip Removal limiting heat buildup to Stay Sharper Longer. The bit also features an internal ENHANCED TAPERED WEB that greatly increases its strength, reducing premature breakage. Ideal for various applications including but not limited to wood, plastics, and metals, Milwaukee Red Helix Titanium Drill Bits provide up to 5X life vs. black oxide drill bits.


  • 5X Life vs. Black Oxide Drill Bits
  • 1/4" Hex Shank. Use in Drills or Impact Drivers
  • SHOCKWAVE Impact Duty Bits
  • 135 degree Split Point Tip
  • Titanium Coated for longer life
  • Ideal for Wood, Plastics, & Metals
  • Available in 29 fractional sizes
  • Includes: (1) 3/16" SHOCKWAVE RED HELIX Titanium Drill Bit
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Model # 48-89-4609

Store SKU # 1001294779

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Bit Diameter

3/16 in

Bit Length (in.)

3.00 in

Drilling Depth (in)


Shank Diameter

1/4 in


Bit Material


Drill Bit Type


Drill Bit Type(s) Included



No Additional Features



Material Application

Aluminum, Duct/Sheet Metal, PVC, Steel, Wood

Number of Pieces

1 Piece

Number of Pieces


Pack Size




Shank Style


Tools Product Type


Questions & Answers

Q:Can I drill into a car frame ?
by|Apr 19, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Hello! The cobalt red helix twist drill bits are ideal for various applications including but not limited to drilling through stainless steel, black pipe, thick metals, and clean wood. We recommend this drill bit be used in a cordless drill on low speed. - Milwaukee Tool Social Team

by|Apr 23, 2024
    Q:Hello, Is this not good for masonry block?
    by|Jan 26, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  We do not recommend using this bit for masonry. We recommend using our Carbide Hammer Drill Bits with POWER TIP™. - Milwaukee Tool, Social Team

    by|Jan 27, 2024
      Q:I have to drill out a set screw in a gas block on my rifle. I broke off a Fit It Stick bit in the set screw. Start with 3/32?, then 7/64? and finally 1/8? if necessary. Hopefully, I can dislodge the remaining material without damaging the threads.
      by|Aug 19, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Hello friend, for this application, First I would try to use a mechanics pick for the broken fit stick. Then try a lisle, etc. extractor. If that doesn't work you can also use a left handed drill bit which often spins the damaged fastener out.

      by|Oct 1, 2023
        Q:where is this bit specifically made? I see Milwaukee does SOME manufacturing in US...but answer the question please...
        by|Aug 14, 2023
        2 Answers
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        A:  China. It says it right on the packaging. Professionally made in China for Milwaukee Tool

        by|Apr 17, 2024

          A:  The one that I have says "Professionally made in Thailand for Milwaukee Tool."

          by|Jan 25, 2024
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            Customer Reviews

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            • 4.1 out of 3,940 reviews
            • 72% recommend this product
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            Milwaukee Cobalt bits above 1/4" in are junk
            I only own Milwaukee cobalt drill bits because I found they are the best to drill in 1/4 and 3/8 mild steel fast and multiple holes. However, the 3/8 bits and larger that have a pilot point loose their drilling ability just after 1.5 holes. I bought 2 new ones from HD and was able to drill 1.5 holes with each bit before they stopped drilling. I was using cutting oil and a Makita 18v drill. Unfortunately pilot point bits cannot be sharpened and fortunately HD took them back
            Response from Milwaukee ToolFeb 21, 2024
            We appreciate your feedback on your Cobalt Drill Bits, and we will be sure to pass it along to our team. If you have any additional feedback, please reach out to us at social.media@milwaukeetool.com. Thank you! - Milwaukee Tool Social Team
              But worked perfect as always
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              Just Right
              Bought this bit because it is the size hole for hex drive bits. Made a storage block for these bits
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              • Recommended
              Defective, second bit purchased from Homedepot
              It seems that every Milwaukee bit I have purchased from Home Depot is defective. I purchased the 5/16 metal bit about two months ago and finally found the time to drill holes in 14 gauge sheet metal and all I could get done were 8 holes, that's even using the bit with tap magic. Absolutely terrible.
              Response from Milwaukee ToolApr 13, 2023
              Hi Clark, thank you for sharing your experience with your Titanium Twist Drill Bit. We would like to learn more, please send our team an email at Social.media@milwaukeetool.com - Milwaukee Tool Social Team
                1 found this review helpful
                Great for multiple applications
                I use on a daily basis any combination of these bits for anything from wood to hard metal. I’ve noticed these will fill after a few metal jobs. But as far as using for wood they are amazing even if the top has filled from hard metal usage. I don’t know if that’s carry any kind of replacement warranty if dulled but really would like to find out. I am a heavy Milwaukee user and regular Milwaukee enthusiast as well as unofficial brand embassador. I eat sleep and breathe Milwaukee tools and I share my thoughts and enthusiasm with others.
                  • Recommended
                  Awesome strong bit to do a crank pin.
                  I needed a very strong bit to drill a Hellcat engine driveshaft and a balancer/pulley. With a special tool to keep the drill from moving away and enough oil to lubricate and keep temps cool, I was able to drill it within minutes
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                  2 found this review helpful
                  I really tried to like these drill bits ....
                  Bought these bits because of the Milwaukee name, but have truly been disappointed. First off it is so hard to pull the bits from the case. I've cut myself pulling bits from the case before. At first I thought these bits were pretty good, but I was drilling into soft materials. When trying to drill into harder materials, its like pushing the bit through instead of actually drilling. I would not buy these again ... period.
                    When drilling on the first metal strip to make a...
                    When drilling on the first metal strip to make a hole was easy but on second and third holes were not easy. It is for the sunscreen shade to hold.
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                    Milwaukee 3/8 in. Cobalt Drill bit
                    Cut through my 1/8” metal mounting bracket like cutting through butter. Had to increase bolt hole size by double and had no trouble…
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                    don't buy it!
                    cheap piece of crap. broke after drilling only 2 holes in unistrut. Had on the jobsite break in less than 2 hours. Absolute waste of money
                    Response from Milwaukee ToolJun 3, 2022
                    We are sorry to hear about this experience with your bit. We have passed your feedback along to our product team. If you have any additional feedback, could you email our team at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com? Thank you - Social team
                      1 found this review helpful
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