[olug] Drilling Concrete Block-I'm doing it wrong

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Fri Jan 3 16:15:21 CST 2020

Are you using a hammer drill? It increases speeds a ton when drilling
block, if it's block grout is much easier to drill than the block itself.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020, 4:13 PM Dave Thacker <dthacker9 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm in the process of mounting a shelf of homelab equipment on a concrete
> block wall in my basement.   I grabbed a masonry bit from Menards, and
> started drilling with my Ryobi cordless.   While I expected drilling a hole
> would take much long wood,  I didn't expect to take a single hole would
> take over 20 minutes.   When I started the second hole, I got about 3/4" in
> and the bit...melted.  I've now got a bit fragment stuck in the second
> hole.
>    - How long should a masonry bit last?  New bit very hole?
>    - Is there a better quality bit I should be using?
> Dave
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