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Questions tagged [drill]

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

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How to fit a screw into a drilled big hole on wall?

I am fitting a window blind on a wall. I have drilled a hole on wall bigger than the screw size. The drilled hole on the wall has a diameter of 6mm The screw I try to fit in has a diameter of 3mm ...
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Detecting concealed PVC water pipe with ultrasonic sensor

I'm planning to install some glass shelves in one corner of my washroom. The problem is, there are some plumbing pipes snaking around underneath the ceramic tiles and I risk punching holes while ...
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Seal a 1in drilled hole in concrete block

I need to drill a 1 inch hole in a basement foundation block wall to pass a 1/2 emt conduit through. How do I seal the gap afterwards to pass inspection, prevent mice, insects, rain and drafts. ...
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How to cut a door wrapped in sheet metal

In my kitchen I have a dumb waiter; the door is 1" thick solid wood wrapped in 1/16" sheet metal. I removed the old door knob (that's the hole in the photo) to make room for a flush pull. I need to ...
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Trouble drilling into outside facing wall above window to hang curtain rod

I have an outside facing wall on the second story of my home. I'm trying to drill above a window to put a support for a curtain rod. I can easily drill about 1/5 of an inch but then the drill just ...
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How to choose hole sizes when building a sorting sieve?

I'm planning to build a sorting sieve out of a set of plastic containers with holes drilled in the bottom. The container with the largest holes will be on top and the one with the smallest holes ...
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Is my Milwaukee drill defective?

I have a Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill I purchased in July. Last week I was drilling holes through studs with a brand new 5/8” auger bit and the drill was constantly stopping due to overload ...
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What's the purpose of 5.5mm concrete drill bits?

In (continental) Europe, all the plugs I've seen are either 5 or 6mm. So what's the point of 5.5mm drill bits, most commonly found in SDS-plus version? Is it to drill in crappy material and/or with a ...
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How do I drill through a metal screw in my cabinet doors?

I'm in the process of adding hardware to my bathroom vanity and as I have gone to drill the holes in the doors, I am hitting metal. It's hard to see what it is, but I believe it's a screw or a piece ...
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What size chuck key do I need for my Black & Decker DNJ62 drill?

I have been given an ancient Black and Decker DNJ62 power drill from my father (who knows even less about DIY than I - which is saying something). Unfortunately he has lost the chuck key for it, ...
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How do I install 3 internal air conditioning units in a minimally invasive way?

I recently bought an apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 living room. I want to install air conditioning, ideally in each of the 3 rooms, but I have the following problematic configuration: I have all ...
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What are my options of mounting a cupboard to a wall that I can't drill into?

This is the wall in my kitchen. Placed on the wall is pinboard which is about 1cm thick. All those dots scattered on the wall are my past drilling attempts, depths of them range from 3cm to 1.5cm (...
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Is it normal for a hammer drill bit to wobble?

Last year I bought a Makita HR2470 for home use from German Amazon, because it had many positive reviews. Since then many negative ones appeared saying that the drill bit wobbles. There is also a user ...
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Mounting heavy shelves to brick wall

I've an aluminium shelf that's 150cm wide, it came with 8 of these 10x50 plastic plugs and 6x60 universal screws. I've drilled into my masonry wall with a 60mm deep with a masonry bit and installed ...
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How to mount a floating shelf on ridged ceramic tile

My bathroom is tiled with an extremely ridged ceramic tile and I would like to mount a floating shelf on the wall. Since the tile is ridged, the tiler is reluctant to drill holes in it for fear of ...
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How tight should a screw be screwed in? [closed]

Might sound as a simple question, but I am still confused. As a new learning DIYer, I want to know in more detail on which application how much a screw should be tighten. For example, if I want to ...
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How are mini drill bits mounted on a regular sized drill?

I have no prior knowledge of drilling but I've stripped a screw on one of my electronics so I need to drill it out to access the insides for a fix. From basic research, I understand that the 'drill ...
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Increasing the Maximum Shank Dia [closed]

There is a device in my head that I know must exist, but I can't seem to find it. I own a drill. Kinda small. It has a small chuck so the shank dia of the drill bits that I can use is limited. Is ...
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What is the name of this tool that is used to clamp a piece of wood for drilling?

What is the name of this tool in the picture? It seems that the tool is used to clamp a piece of wood to a furniture to avoid cracking it when drilling holes? What precisely does it do?
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How to enlarge lock hole (small mailbox)?

Hi, Had to break my apartment mailbox lock open after the key broke. Been looking and no where seems to have a lock that small. How can I enlarge the current hole? I am far from a hands on guy, ...
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what drill bit size to pilot drill hole into stud for 15/64" lag bolt

Im trying to install a tv mount that has no instructions. Using my drill guage plate, 15/64" is the smallest hole these lag bolts can screw into. What size drill bit should I now use for pilot ...
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How drill polyurethane properly? [closed]

I am building an electric skateboard for which I bought a pulley with a belt that will transfer torque from the motor. This pulley is mounted on a wheel with 5 M3 screws and here is the problem. All ...
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Yes, I'm dumb - I drilled into wall backing my electrical panel

so... I was drilling into a wall and the drill was having a hard time. I figured I just needed to keep going and I did and it finally went through. Afterwards I realized my electrical panel was ...
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How to organize drill bits?

I don't have a drill bit set, since I wouldn't use most of the bits in typical sets. I buy individual bits depending on what I need for a project. I now have a motley collection of bits in various ...
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Spark While Drilling

I have purchased a Bosch GSB 550 Professional drill. While drilling, I have seen sparks inside the drilling machine, is it common or is it a matter of concern. Appreciate any insight.
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Cut rebar in concrete

I opened up a hole in my concrete wall to pass a threaded PVC 2 inch male adapter. On the other side there is an aluminum metal sheet. The problem is that I hit rebar and can not change the position ...
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Is torque important when drilling hole in ceramic tile?

I want to drill a 2-3cm diameter hole in a ceramic tile. There are diamond-coated hole saw bits, and I read that a cordless drill is recommended if water is used for cooling. I own a 10.8V 30Nm torque ...
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Sleeve anchors not going all the way in?

I bought some 3/8" x 3" sleeve anchors for a fence i'm installing. This is very hard concrete from a building ledge; the holes cannot be drilled with a regular hammer drill. So we drilled 3" holes ...
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Wall-mounted Ethernet switch, how to install?

I have a wall-mounted Ethernet switch that is supposed to be mounted partially inside a wall or panel. There is a mounting bracket included that would fit a standard 60mm can, however the switch does ...
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Any idea what I'm drilling into?

I'm trying to mount a TV in my basement. House was built in the 60's, and the basement used to be a bomb shelter, from what I've been told, but most of the cinderblock walls were taken out. I'm trying ...
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Mounted tv too high, OK to use same studs to remount?

I mounted a tv (60") on my living room wall too high. The heavy-duty mounting bracket uses large screws that required that I drill a 7/32" hole into the studs and used a socket wrench to tighten them ...
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How to drill holes for seat in the ceramic of a toilet bowl?

I have this toilet bowl: It's hanging on the wall. I bought this toilet seat: The seat is suited for bowls at least 45 cm long, mine is 42 cm long. As result, the ceramic rim is visible (reentrant)...
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Drilling depth for 3" anchor sleeve?

Im concrete, How deep does the hole have to be so that a 3" anchor sleeve is most effective? I'm drilling in very hard concrete, and I've drilled about 2.5" in depth. Is that good enough? They'll be ...
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Will a Bosch hammerdrill bit drill concrete faster than a cheap Makita bit?

I had to drill several 3/8" holes into very hard concrete. I purchased a Bosch LBH008 drill bit, but since I hadn't received it, I bought a cheaper $3.60 Makita drill bit that drills incredibly slow. ...
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How best to drill pilot holes through hardened steel exterior door frame?

I'm trying to drill pilot holes through my exterior door frame in order to install a weather seal. I purchased a few new cobalt drill bits labeled for hardened steel. However, each new bit was ...
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Is it possible to use a router to cut a slot in aluminum?

I need to cut a 1/4 inch slot in 1/4 inch inch thick aluminum. I currently have A drill press A router in a router table Carbide bits for the router My current plant is to drill the beginning and ...
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Power Drill emits a bright spark and stops. Can fix?

I have one of these and I recently lent it to someone. Now when I tried it after a while, it runs for a second or two (if I press the trigger all the way), and then emits a bright spark or two from ...
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What jig or template can I use to be able to drill in place through horizontal fence boards to be dead on holes in a steel post?

Imagine that I need to drill through boards that will be set horizontally and they will need to be attached to a post like below. For simplicity I will say that the boards will sit on top of each ...
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Mounting a shelf into concrete, with two non-identical anchors (brackets)

I have a wall shelf that I'd like to mount into a concrete wall. Unfortunately, due to a mistake I ended up with two different anchors (not sure what the term is - I think it's anchor, bracket, or ...
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Reinforced concrete drilling: wall plug won't fit

First-time driller here, so please bear with me! :) I was trying to afix a shelf in the wall, and started to drill the holes for its mounting brackets. The wall is reinforced concrete, and I was ...
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Drilling into stone wall with plaster on top

I'm trying to hang a curtain rod. The wall is irregular stone, with plaster covering it. I have masonry bits, a drill, and an impact driver (no hammer drill, though I may be able to borrow one). When ...
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SDS to keyless chuck adapter? [closed]

I have Makita Xph07 and it is powerful enough to drill concrete, I want to use longer masonry drill bit, but all the longer bits are for SDS chuck only, is there any adapter that will allow me to use ...
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Is it safe to drill in this sliding door frame?

I would like to make a hole right where the cyan marking is (vertically above the existing screw head which is part of the frame assembly). This is basically a metallic door frame which happens to be ...
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How to detect concrete or brick behind plasterboard

I'm trying to hang a 4Kg electric guitar on a wall that sounded hollow however when I drill in after just under 4cm the drill head hits what sounds like either brick or concrete. I've bought expanding ...
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What size is this wallplug, and then what drill size (and type) would I use for brick?

I'm trying to hang a hose "butler" from Home Depot (Model CHH200HB). It comes with three wallplugs and screws, so should be simple, but there is no sign of what size the plugs or screws are, nor which ...
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How to figure the angle to drill from an above ground carport to basement next to it?

Okay, so not the best drawing below (The wall between basement + 1st floor, and carport, should have been depicted as thicker for this illustration, for one)... .... However I need to drill a hole ...
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How to drill a 0.75" hole in metal

I'm trying to drill a 0.75" hole in a metal pole. I got a 0.75" drill bit from Home Depot (DEWALT 3/4 in. Black Oxide Reduced Shank Drill Bit) that I was told is appropriate for metal. I used a punch ...
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Knowing where to drill holes in steel plate?

I have a concrete floor and I made two holes to bolt a 1/4"-thick steel plate. The problem is that the steel plates haven't been drilled yet. How can I determine where the holes will be drilled in ...
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How can I drill a hole 8 ft deep through hard sandstone with a rotary hammer? [closed]

At my property I would like to get a 1-2" hole 8 ft deep. The only problem is, I start hitting rock (hard sandstone) about a foot deep. Is there some kind of shank extension for a rotary hammer that ...
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Drilling 1/4" steel plate and concrete?

I need to drill (44) holes in (22) 1/4"-thick stainless steel plates. These are for 3"x3/8" heavy Duty Screw Anchors that will go through the plate and into the concrete. My question is: if possible, ...