DraimanLet me see those devil horns in the skyReviews:
Kill Devil Hills, NC
reply to sfogliatelle
Re: drilling into brick/mortar Like anything else you have to know how to use a masonry bit with a normal drill to make it work. You can't just pull the trigger and push the drill. You need to simulate the hammer action that is automatic in hammer drill but you can accomplish the same task with either it's just speed. A hammer drill will do it in a minute and a normal drill will do it in 2-3 minutes. Also a cheap masonry bit won't do it you need a good carbide-tipped masonry bit.
"If using a standard drill, pull the drill out and back in every ten seconds. This acts as a hammer to get a bite on the concrete.
If progress is slow, you hit an aggregate. Insert a masonry nail, hit with hammer to break the aggregate."
It's crazy how we forget how this stuff was done before the newest tool was invented. I do the same thing with an impact driver.
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