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

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Fri Jan 3 16:40:25 CST 2020

Harbor freight probably has a cheap one if you want one to have on hand
without spending a ton of money. You will chew through bits fast without a
hammer drill, and only use very little pressure, and back off once in a
while to clear the hole out and cool the bit.

On Fri, Jan 3, 2020, 4:15 PM Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com> wrote:

> 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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>> Dave Thacker
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