[olug] Drilling Concrete Block-I'm doing it wrong
obiwan at jedi.com
Fri Jan 3 16:58:56 CST 2020
Rather than spending money on HF's protection plan, just spend a little
more money on a better quality drill.
Or as Joseph said, if you don't plan to ever need one again, just find a
friend who has one. I'd help if I wasn't down in Lincoln.
On 1/3/20 4:54 PM, Joseph Gulizia wrote:
> Might be worth getting their protection plan if you buy one. Brushes
> and other parts tend to wear out after a while. OR getting someone in
> to do it for you....who has done the concrete block thing.
> On Fri, Jan 3, 2020 at 4:40 PM Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com> wrote:
>> 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
>>>> 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"
>>>> and the bit...melted. I've now got a bit fragment stuck in the second
>>>> - How long should a masonry bit last? New bit very hole?
>>>> - Is there a better quality bit I should be using?
>>>> Dave Thacker
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