[olug] Drilling Concrete Block-I'm doing it wrong
justin at hotlinesinc.com
Fri Jan 3 17:18:12 CST 2020
Exactly what I was thinking. I made the assumptions OP didn't want to spend
$159-2000 for dewalt, and probably just wanted to get it done without fuss,
I sometimes go the $20 route, I'm not ashamed lol.
I'm a fan of brands when I'll actually use it all the time, but if I can
get by with a $20 corded POS for my once or twice use to hammer a hole...
On Fri, Jan 3, 2020, 5:08 PM Dave Thacker <dthacker9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > 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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