I got some tapcon screws to hang a floating shelf in brick. However, reading the directions, I see it says to use a hammer drill for the pilot hole.

I don't have one. Is it going to work fine with a regular drill?


A regular drill with a good masonry bit will be fine on soft brick.

If the brick is hard like engineering or blue bricks then you will need a hammer drill.

  • I assume it's soft? It's the brick on my home just outside the kitchen.
    – BVernon
    Sep 13 '20 at 5:04

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