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

Dave Thacker dthacker9 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 3 17:07:48 CST 2020

Thanks for the info.   This is a "once a year or two" type use case, so the
basic Harbor Freight model looks good for about 20 bucks.


On Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 4:30 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
> --
> Dave Thacker

Dave Thacker

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