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Questions and Answers for Tapcon 5/32 in. Steel SDS Carbide Masonry Drill Bit (1-Piece)

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Model #11492

Store SKU #163610

  • Compatible for use with 3/16 in. Tapcon concrete anchors
  • For use with SDS plus chuck hammer drills
  • Carbide tip delivers strength for drilling into tough materials

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Q:I am going to install a Tapcon 1/4" x 3 1/4" screw. The packaging recommends a 3/16" x 5 1/2" Tapcon drill bit. I am buying an SDS hammer drill and understand that it requires these special SDS drill bits... this 7" length is the only one I can find in 3/16". Now I see another complication because this drill bit has two different choices of diameter size!!! I thought the diameter size was 3/16". What diameter size do I need to order for the Tapcon screw I am installing???
by|Mar 24, 2015
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A:  I used a plain ol' battery operated 3/8" drill to make the hole in the wall. I bought the bit size the tapcon anchor package said to buy. I would read the data on the anchor package and see what it says about the correct bit to use.

by|Mar 27, 2020
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    A:  If you are installing a 1/4" x 3-1/4" Tapcon screw, use a 3/16" x 7" SDS Tapcon drill bit. The part number for this drill bit is 11491. In the green square on the right side of the label, it will say "For Use With 1/4" Dia. Tapcon Anchors". The 7" length is okay. You don't have to drill to a depth equal to the length of the drill bit.

    by|May 3, 2023

      A:  Hi, I drilled 3/16 holes in brick and the 1/4 Tapcon screw went right in with a cordless hammer drill. I just used a generic 3/16 Craftsman masonry bit, no fancy SDS needed.

      by|May 5, 2023

        A:  The carbide tip is made to produce a hole that is 3/16 inch diameter. This is the required diameter for the 1/4 inch diameter Tapcon screw. The other diameter mentioned is .1875 inches, which is the same size. 3/16 (Fraction) .1875 (Decimal)

        by|Sep 16, 2021
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          A:  Drill bits come in many different size. Get the recommended size for the Tapcon you are using.

          by|Mar 5, 2019

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