A tool used for creating holes in surfaces, such as for mounting objects on walls.

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What is purpose of the slot at the base of my drill's handle?

The photo below shows a drill I own; there is a slot at the base of the handle. Is this simply to hang things from, or does it serve another purpose? Drill is a DeWalt model DWD210G.
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Make an hole at the center of a cylinder with a drill press

I have a drill press and I want to do an hole at the center of a cylinder but I don't know how to do...Can anyone help me?
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Drill hole through rock wall?

I have boulder stone foundation and would like to drill a hole through it for a gas line. How can I do this? The rocks in the foundation tend to be about 12 to 20 inches and diameter and they are ...
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Can I drill a cast iron enameled shower pan for door installation?

Drill in hand, about to do it! Should there be concern here?
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Why can't I drill into studs more than 1 & 1/2 inches?

I am trying to mount a TV onto an "exterior" wall. I used the quotes because I guess technically it may not be exterior (I live in a townhouse with dividing walls between the houses). Anyway, I've ...
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Is it okay to have Sparks inside drill machines?

I am seeing sparks inside my brand new drill machine. It is a 550 Watt Skil 6513 drill machine (not cordless). Attached screenshot: 1) Sparks in red when I switched on 2) Here it sparks (in blue) ...
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Drilling through the exterior wall of a row house - hitting metal?

Working on a 1920s brick two family row house in Brooklyn. Looking to run a cat5 cable through an exterior wall (and back in again at another part of the house, to avoid running the wire through ...
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How to avoid hidden weak mortar when drilling into plastered wall?

I'm drilling into the inside of an external wall on a Victorian mansion block. I'm trying to hang a heavy bike rack on the wall. My problem is sometimes I drill into a brick which is bomber and ...
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Breaking rock with a rotary hammer

I am in Indonesia. I previously rented a jack hammer, which ended up costing around $175 for a week. The jack hammer appeared to be an old Hitachi H65. We wanted the jack hammer to break limestone ...
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How to drill 45mm diameter hole in 90x90mm timber post?

The reason I asking is that with my current equipment: SDS drill bit: SDS drill: I have no chance. The drill bit gets "stuck" as soon as it touches the wood. By stuck i mean it wouldn't move ...
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how do i attach an onyx ball to a newel post?

we just finished installing our railing and newel post and we have purchased an onyx ball to mount on the top of the post - we knew there must be a way to drill or glue and thought someone might know ...
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Why would a new hammer drill not engage in hammer mode?

I just bought a new BLACK+DECKERâ„¢ KD990KA hammer drill which has 3 settings: drill, hammer + drill, hammer. When set into hammer mode, the chisel/drill bit does not move at all. The engine does work. ...
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Does anyone know how to install back a Bosch Auxiliary Handle?

For some reason my Bosch Auxiliary Handle came out, I can't figure out how to attach it back. Reference http://www.bosch-pt.com/gb/en/accocs/Accessories/2477146/handles-for-impact-drills/
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How best to mount an alarm contact to a uPVC door

I am trying to install a home burglar alarm and I need to fit some door/window contacts to the front/back doors and a couple of windows. All are uPVC. Is there anything special I need to door to screw ...
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Is this likely to be plasterboard and what to look out for when drilling a hole?

I'm fitting curtain tracks in a loft conversion in a Victorian townhouse (London). I was surprised to see the outside of the wall seems to be just a piece of wood i.e. no brick. The wall is hollow ...
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How to drill white Macabus

How to drill 3/8" holes in White Macabus. I've tried masonry bits and a diamond tipped hollow bit,to no avail,I got one hole 3/4 of the way thru until it went dull
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How could a power drill trigger switch be damaged when used continuously in variable speed range?

I just acquired a DeWalt DCD790 cordless brushless drill/driver, and going through the manual, on page 10 under Speed Trigger Switch, I find the following: NOTE: Continuous use in variable speed ...