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Inssomniak
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reply to Draiman

Re: drilling into brick/mortar

said by Draiman:

I just drilled some bricks this Summer to install some of those hooks. All I used was a normal drill with a masonry bit. No issues at all drilling into the bricks.

For softer bricks this is fine, regular drill will do it, just takes a bit longer.

But for poured concrete or very hard bricks, this does not work
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Draiman
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said by Inssomniak:

said by Draiman:

I just drilled some bricks this Summer to install some of those hooks. All I used was a normal drill with a masonry bit. No issues at all drilling into the bricks.

For softer bricks this is fine, regular drill will do it, just takes a bit longer.

But for poured concrete or very hard bricks, this does not work

What did they do before hammer drills were invented? Like lots of things a specialty tool make life easier but isn't required. There's a ton of ways to skin a cat.

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Austinloop

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Austin, TX
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reply to Inssomniak
said by Inssomniak:

said by Draiman:

For softer bricks this is fine, regular drill will do it, just takes a bit longer.

But for poured concrete or very hard bricks, this does not work

My techs have used hammer drills for a number of years to set relay racks and battery stands. I introduced my son to hammer drills when it was necessary to anchor a gun safe in his garage. We tried the concrete bit with a regular drill, didn't go any where after several minutes. Rented a hammer drill and job was done in about 3 minutes. Hammer drills are the way to go.


nunya
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reply to Draiman
Before hammer drills, we used a star drill. Austinloop will know exactly what I'm talking about.
Ma Bell was even "nice" enough to buy us handles for them.
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Inssomniak
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^^^ This

I have one of these in the toolbox.