Milwaukee New SHOCKWAVE Drill Bits 2024

Milwaukee New SHOCKWAVE Drill Bits 2024 Released at World of Concrete

The ToolBoxBuzz Crew has been given early access to the new releases from Milwaukee for the World of Concrete 2024 expo. We wanted to highlight Milwaukee’s newest drill bits – the extended length 12 in. SHOCKWAVE & 18in. Bellhanger Drill Bits. Both of these bit series will be debuting this week in Las Vegas. Milwaukee continues to expand both their MX & M18 FUEL line ups and is offering these PRO ready SHOCKWAVE and Bellhanger bits to pair with them.

12 in. Extended Length Multi-Material Drill Bits

Okay, you may be asking what’s the big deal about drill bits?  Well, Milwaukee’s SHOCKWAVE bits feature a solid carbide tip with an edge designed to be used on a wide range of materials. These bits are tough and not prone to breaking in rugged materials like steel or concrete. And because they actually work well for a bunch of tasks as well as in standard chuck drills and 1/4 in. impact drivers alike, they save time from unnecessary bit swap outs.

The 12 in. extended length is optimized for through hole drilling applications. Of note, the multi-material design works great for stacked materials. So if you have a steel plate on a sole plate with a poured concrete floor… a single bit will handle them all with ease. They will be available February 2024 in 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, and 1/2 in. diameters.

18 in. Extended Length Bellhanger Drill Bits

If you’ve ever tried drilling small diameters holes in studs and headers to run small diameter wires then you know what a pain it can be. Especially when trying to fit a fish tape through them after drilling in finish work. Bellhanger bit are long bits with a small hole slightly inset from the tip of the bit. The hole lets you attach and fish a wire through the fresh hole(s) as you pull the bit back out.

These bits feature aggressive tip geometry for faster cutting and non-stick, coated flutes for fast chip removal and reduced binding. Specifically, Milwaukee is launching 4 new Bellhanger drill bit options in an 18 in overall length. They include diameters of 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, and 1/2 in. and will be available February 2024.

World of Concrete 2024

This is a brief overview of newest Milwaukee drill bit additions that will be unveiled at World of Concrete 2024. ToolBoxBuzz will be covering these tools in more depth and detail once they are available. Make sure to follow our website and YouTube channel for more updates. Also, check out our coverage of Milwaukee’s other new tool announcements for the expo.


Below is a link to our friends at Home Depot where you can order any of the new tools announced at World of Concrete 2024.


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Ben Fecteau

Benjamin is a former project manager, CNC-designer, and AWS-certified welder with experience running a commercial and industrial steel design and fabrication company. Before making the jump to commercial construction, he spent years renovating houses and building furniture where he became skilled in the art of home wiring, flooring, siding, and custom tool modifications. Benjamin has a Masters Degree in Education and is passionate about sharing his love of design with his sons and through community-based outreach. He resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with his family, in his workshop, and serving as an Air Force Officer.

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