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

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Found hard white plasticky surface just behind dry wall [closed]

While drilling a hole to fit a mirror, I found this hard surface just behind the drywall (12mm into the hole, so right after the drywall). Knocking on the drywall, that area sounds full, but on three ...
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How to fit a mirror to this wall without drilling?

I feel like I am a bit stumped. I would like to place this mirror (60cm x 90cm, first image below) onto this wall (67cm x 94cm, second image below). I originally planned on using adhesive tape, ...
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Bosch PSB 650 RE Hammer Drill spindle lock button broke

The spindle lock button on my Bosch PSB 650 RE Hammer Drill is damaged and dislodged and I cannot get it to lock the spindle. Is it repairable?
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what did I drill into in my ceiling? is it ok?

https://ibb.co/dtzXXWC https://ibb.co/fQdjNJh I wanted to hang something from my ceiling. I thought I was all that with my stud finder. Turns out I am not. It went in fairly easily so I am guessing a ...
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drill into concrete wall first holes in my life

I live in a new building in Germany (2022 year). I have a hammer drill + concrete bits + metal detector. I have 2 drawings of my room (it is the same room). I wanna drill to orange and green areas. ...
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Drilling second hole very close to existing one in perforated brick, for hanging a heavy weight

We want to mount a water heater on a wall. The stability requirements are high - the heater will have over 100 kg total weight when full, and we're in a seismically active zone. Unfortunately, when my ...
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How do I drill a hole in a brass register vent cover?

I recently bought a register vent cover, and it didn't come with pre-drilled holes. I'd like to see if I can just drill the holes myself. The product page says it's made of brass, and I've heard that ...
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Restore capacity of cordless drill batteries (NiMH)

I have found a box with some old batteries for an Hilti cordless drill. These batteries have not been charged for a long time, as well as having sat through cold and warm surroundings in the attic. ...
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Drilled hole behind drywall and hit metal

I was drilling a hole upward behind my vertical drywall to get to the floor above me and I hit some metal (endoscope video of the hole here: https://streamable.com/3be9hz). What is the metal that I ...
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re-use self-drilling-screw hole

I’m getting the impression that self-drilling screws should not be reinserted into original hole. This is sheet metal thread into composite and metal backing. The application is interior and exterior ...
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Can I hang a picture frame on drywall?

I have a drywall (I think - could be gypsum, but I do not think it matters), where I want to hang a frame (quite light initially, think poster with plastic frame). I can see behind my drywall, and I ...
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Stuck allen bolt - out of ideas [closed]

I could use some help on how to move forward to remove couple of bolts. I am currently out of ideas. To give some context, I noticed that my scooter windshield was not exactly leveled and I thought to ...
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Why isn’t this drill bit going any further?

We’re trying to build a banister. This piece of wood would be the end piece. The tip of the drill barely goes into the wood before it gets stuck. We just tried charging the battery, but that wasn’t ...
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How can I remove this stuck auger bit when there’s not much room?

I used a rectangular drill bit extension with an auger bit to drill a hole downwards through a hole for an electrical fixture. Sadly the bit is stuck now and I can’t manage to get it either in or out. ...
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2x non terminated ethernet cable - size of drill bit

This may sound like a high (elementary) school type question but, given that a standard non-terminated ethernet cable needs 8mm hole, what would 2x need to comfortably fit through given the size? It ...
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What drill bit should I use to drill a 2-1/2" hole through 8" of concrete?

I'm having some electrical upgraded and I need to drill a 2-1/2" hole through my 8" foundation. The foundation is poured concrete and has small rounded stones inside. This house is almost ...
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i have a drill driver that stops working when held at various positions

i have a Bosch Professional GSR 12 V-15 FC Cordless Drill Driver and when i turn it horizontal or upside down it stops working. Led lights up when trigger pulled but have to shake it to get to work. ...
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Marking out metal tubing

I have some 2m long aluminium tubes of 15mm and 20mm outside diameter. 50 mm from the end of each tube I need to drill a hole to take a bolt and the two holes should line up along the length of the ...
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Is this cracking after drilling serious?

I drilled this hole for a curtain rod. The next day I noticed this crack (and the chip) appear. Is this serious? How can I fix it?
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Can I hang shelves on a brick wall from the mortar, not the brick? [duplicate]

We're renting a house with exposed brick walls inside, and would like to put up some shelves. The landlord doesn't want us drilling into the brick itself, but he's fine with us drilling into the ...
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What have I drilled into?

Was drilling into wall to hand a mirror and I got some trouble which ended with a large hole. Brown dust came out and now I’m not sure if I should’ve drilled into the wall.
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The CHUCK on my bench-top drill press slips. (Not the bit in my Chuck). How do I fix this?

I have a bench top Craftsman Drill Press. The CHUCK slips when I try to drill anything other than lightest work. How do I fix this, get chuck firmly attached to shaft of the drill press? Thanks
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Drilling in bedrock [closed]

I need to drill five 2.5" holes 1 foot deep in bedrock to accept 2" pipe that will be used to anchor the footings for my deck on a steep hill. I have a Bosch SDS Max rotary hammer drill. I'm ...
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How to drill a hole into a thin concrete wall without breaking off pieces from the other side

We have thin concrete walls in our flat, ~7cm/2.7inch thick. I need to drill some 6.5cm/2.5inch deep holes with a diameter of either 10mm/0.4inch or 8mm/0.3inch (I prefer the wider but can live with ...
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Type of drill to use for installing reinforcing rebar 18" into wood retaining wall?

I just finished assembling the frame for a gravel pad where I plan to put a shed. Because I put it into the side of a slope, I needed to use 5 layers of 4x4's to get the proper depth. Currently ...
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Drill speed for ceramic tile

I am about to make holes in a ceramic tile (in order to attach an Ikea piece of furniture in the bathroom). As this is the first time I am going to do this, I have done some research and bought some ...
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Unknown Dremel bits -Need to identify

Any idea what these Dremel 3000 bits or parts do? I bought a second-hand used Dremel 3000, these bits came along with it. The cylinder shape bit (A in the picture) feels hard rubber/tyre and the ...
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How to secure a window well cover to concrete and siding

I am having trouble figuring out the best way to secure a plastic window well cover to our house, and the cement window well (if needed). My dad will help me if I can instruct him what to do. The one ...
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Asbestos in the walls

We had some worker to instal a fitted wardrobe into our kids room. Our house was completed 2005 so perhaps started to build 2003. I know asbestos was banned in 1999 so I believe there is no chance ...
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Hammer drill not going through concrete block?

I’m trying to hang shelves but the wall that I am hanging them on is technically an exterior wall. I live in a Florida home build in 1981. I’m assuming that they used concrete block filled in with ...
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Is it valid to use drill hole, threaded rod, and silicone for mounting?

I bought an LED house number online. The instruction asks me to insert machine screws without head (grub screw, threaded rod) into the four machine screw holes on the back the LED box drill holes in ...
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Stud finder reading detecting metal in very large area above window

When I use my stud finder on its "metal" setting above any of my upstairs windows, it shows the entire area above the window as being metal. On other walls the stud finder works as expected. ...
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Tap and die for trailer hitch [closed]

I am trying to install a trailer hitch on my 2010 Honda CRV LX to tow 2 bicycles behind my CRV. The trailer hitch set that I bought included 4 bolts that bolt directly into the frame. My honda has 4 ...
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Brand new hammer drill covered in oil

I bought a brand new hammer drill from Valu. When I took it out of the box it was covered in oil. Is this normal and is it safe to use?
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What is the two-cup device called for blowing compressed air into a hole in concrete thru one cup and vacuuming out the dust thru the other?

Does the device below have name? Trying to shop for one online. A while ago I saw a video (which I can't find at the moment) showing a two-cup device for extracting dust from a hole drilled in ...
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Tips or tools for drilling up at a weird / inaccessible angles

Disclaimer: I realize this may not have a good answer other than "yeah it's hard", but I thought to ask just in case. I'm contemplating running a dedicated electric circuit for my fridge. ...
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Why will concrete screws not thread into some of the holes in my brick wall?

I am using 4-in blue Tapcon screws to attach 2x4s to a brick wall. The picture shows a top board where it worked just fine. I was able to drill the hole using a 3/16 in concrete bit and the screw went ...
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Window Planter Box

I want to start this off by saying I’m a beginner, so if something is obvious, I’m sorry but I’m just learning. Anyways, I have a 4 foot long by 1 foot deep by 1 foot tall window planter box. My first ...
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Drill bits keep getting stuck in wood

I drilled a pilot hole in some wood using a size 5 wood bit. I screwed in a screw. It got stuck. So, I thought I'll try a bigger pilot hole, size 6. The drill bit is now stuck. My drill is a Ryobi ...
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Chuck replacement - corded BOSCH PSB500 re

I've got a corded Bosch PSB 500 re and want to replace the existing chuck with a keyless one, please can anyone advise me as to which one I need to buy. It would be very easy for me to buy the wrong ...
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Drilling through tiles fastened to concrete

There are some glazed tiles in my kitchen, which I assume are fastened directly onto the concrete wall behind them. At any rate measuring the distance from the window to the wall outside is roughly ...
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Can I safely drill into a wall behind which is my fireplace and chimney?

I would like to drill 2-4 holes to mount a monitor on the wall of my office. The problem is that on the other side of my plaster wall is the back of my fireplace and chimney. Can I safely drill into ...
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Need to put up curtain rod. How to drill through the header wall?

This is no ordinary wall above my window! Anything more than 3/4"cannot be screwed in so it's impossible to hang curtains with very short screws. There seems to be a steel or concrete in this ...
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How to plumb a drill press bit?

I have a basic drill press. I can plumb it with a square for one offs, but it's time consuming. Every time I change a bit I go back to make sure it is still perfectly vertical. Is there a faster way ...
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Should I drill through the metal plate in my wall? [closed]

At home in my apartment, I was drilling into the top part of my wall to install a wall-mounted curtain rod. I needed to mount it in 4 different areas of the wall, so I opted to install the first and ...
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Curved shower rod -- can I do a mixed mounting style?

I'm renting and the bathroom does not have a shower rod installed. I bought a curved one that can be drilled OR tension mounted, but the landlady does not want me to drill into tile. The problem is ...
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Is it really risky to use chipping bit to enlarge a hole?

The second stick from top is the "breaking" bit as locally called. Is referred as chipping spear hexagon here. The bottom left white dust covered one is the "puncturing" bit as ...
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How do you know if a drill is too lightweight for a heavyweight job?

I work in a steel door factory where I work mostly in the assembly department where I use drills and angle grinders. The management is cool enough to let us borrow the tools for home projects so I ...
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Floating shelf: Rounded vs. Rectangular brackets?

What are the pros and cons of each option? I guess the rounded one means the diameter of the hole in the wall should be very big, while no difficult affixing is required on the shelf, you just drill a ...
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Best way to install Kitchen Shelves next to existing cabinet?

To increase storage space, I want to install 3 shelves (above each other) near the edge of my kitchen cabinet, and near the edge of the wall, and above the kitchen ceramic. Each shelf is about 75cm ...
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