There are many instances when any handyperson will need to use a Dewalt drill, but they only have drill bits from another brand. For this reason, some wonder if it’s possible to use Dewalt drill bits in a Makita drill.

You can use a Dewalt drill bit in your Makita drill, as long as it is the correct size and type. Because drill bits are always a standard size, they are not specific to a particular drill brand unless they are specialty bits.

Below, we’ll discuss more information on using Dewalt drill bits in your Makita drill, as well as steps to take while choosing a drill bit. Keep reading to learn more!

Can I Use a Dewalt Drill Bit in a Makita Drill?

As long as they are the same size and type that fit your Makita drill, you should have no problem using Dewalt drill bits.  

Dewalt has a wide variety of drill bits that can be used interchangeably with any power drill.  

Additionally, you can use Dewalt drill bits on a range of materials, including:

  • Wood
  • Lite steel
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic

As long as your drill bit is the same size as your Makita drill driver, you are free to interchange Dewalt drill bits with your Makita drill. Generally, you can use any brand of drill bit in your Makita drill as long as it is a standard size and matches the size of your drill. 

It does not matter what brand of drill bits you choose. Focus on what brand offers the best bit while also providing you with the fairest price.

Are All Dewalt Drill Bits Interchangeable with All Drills?

Dewalt brand drill bits are generally interchangeable with all drills, and generally, all standard drill bits are interchangeable with all drills.  

The only time you need to be concerned is when your drill uses a specialty drill bit.

To avoid problems, always ensure you purchase a drill bit with the same shank size and diameter as your drill’s driver.  

If they match, it doesn’t matter which brand you choose.

You should also be sure you purchase a drill bit with a standard hex shank.  

Some Dewalt drill bits may come designed differently than a standard bit, which makes it impossible for the bit to fit into your Makita drill.

These differently-designed bits include ones used for plumbing, deming, or silver drill bits.  

What Kind of Surfaces Can You Drill with Dewalt Drill Bits?

There are many surfaces you can drill through using Dewalt drill bits.  

For example, you can easily drill through not only wood, but also:

  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Lite steel
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic tile
  • Brick
  • Marble
  • Concrete  

Whatever material you need to drill through, there’s a good chance your Dewalt drill bit can get the job done. 

What Should I Do If My Dewalt Drill Bit Does Not Fit Into My Makita Drill?

To be straightforward, inserting a different drill bit is the easiest and most logical thing to do if your Dewalt drill bit does not fit inside your Makita drill.  

But if you’re sure your bit should fit into your Makita drill, take the following steps to be sure you’re inserting the bit correctly

  • Locate and hold your drill’s ring. Then, turn the sleeve counterclockwise to open the chuck jaws.
  • Insert your Dewalt drill bit in the drill’s chuck until it can go no further.  
  • While firmly holding the ring, turn the sleeve clockwise to tighten the chuck.

When you’re ready to remove the drill bit, simply hold the ring and turn the entire sleeve counterclockwise to loosen the chuck and remove the bit.

In Conclusion

As long as it’s a standard drill bit with the same shank size and diameter as your drill’s driver, you can use a Dewalt drill bit in your Makita drill. 

In addition to Makita, Dewalt bits are interchangeable with most drill brands, except for specialty bits made for things such as plumbing.

Dewalt bits are a great choice because they make it possible to drill through many surfaces, including stronger materials like porcelain and concrete. 

If your Dewalt drill bit is not fitting inside your Makita drill as it should, work slower and ensure you’re inserting the bit correctly.