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

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Is it normal for drill bits to slip in a keyless chuck when binding in metal?

I'm trying to drill some 5-10mm holes in 1-1.5mm thick steel. I'm using a DeWalt DCD777 18V cordless drill with Bosch HSS bits (which claim they're made for drilling into metal). Both the drill and ...
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How to choose drill bit for tapping a hole in metal - and what did I do wrong?

I need to drill a hole in metal for a 0-80 screw. So I bought a tap labeled 0-80. Then I looked at this chart: https://homerepairgeek.com/define/tap-drill-chart.html. I think it says to use a #50 ...
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What kind of wall material produces orange dust, and how should I work with it?

I live in a townhome that was constructed in 1890 in the US and remodeled sometime in the past 20 years. Most of the walls are drywall, but the walls that separate my home from the units on either ...
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Drilling precise holes in concrete without bit wandering

I need to mount some 4" house numbers on a concrete wall (drilling 3/16" holes for studs extending from the numbers). Normally when I drill into concrete, it's hard to get a hole in an exact ...
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Drilling into wall opposite an ADT control panel — voltage detector going crazy, is this a no-go?

First, I’m very inexperienced. I’m trying to hang a mirror on a wall, but the opposite side of the wall has a newer “smart home” ADT control panel. I figured there’d be some wiring to avoid, but my ...
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Power drill caused lights to flicker

I was cleaning my bathroom due to limestone being everywhere with a corded power drill (with a brush-like drill bit) and suddenly the lights began flickering when I was powering it on. I began to feel ...
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Will this screwdriver set fit into my corded Bosch GSB 450?

I've this drill. My aim is to drive screws using this driver (not really worried about the drill bits, those are just bonus) I've seen numerous videos on YouTube but all use the holder end (screenshot ...
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How do I use a hole cutter drill bit (ø 6.3cm) such that I get an intact wood disk?

I want to cut wooden disks from a wood board. I bought what I thought was the right bit for my drill. However, the bit seems to be solely for the hole, not for the disk, as it comes with a centering ...
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What kind of bathroom tile is this, and what kind of drill bit does it require?

I believe ceramic and porcelain tiles are the most common, but this looks like it might be some kind of polished stone. Will a carbide bit work on this tile, or does it require a diamond-tipped bit?
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How can I attach a draft seal/excluder to a garage door

I believe my question is "how do I drill a steel plate so I can screw something to it" As per a few of my other posts, I'm trying to reduce the gap between my garage door and floor. The ...
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Best tool and approach to cut new hole for airbrick in Victorian stone house wall?

It has been recommended by a building surveyor that will install another airbrick in the external wall of our Victorian house to help with airflow in the sub floor. I have seen multiple examples ...
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Can I safely drill a four inch hole in a brick load bearing wall?

I need to drill a four inch hole in a brick load bearing external wall for a kitchen fan. Is there much risk of affecting the structural integrity of the building? It is a two storey building and the ...
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What type of drill bit should I use for pilot holes?

What type of drill bit should I use for creating pilot holes? Should I use a brad point bit for creating pilot holes or a different type of bit? Does it matter what drill bit I should use or is ...
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How can I drill holes less than 1" from a wall?

I need to drill pilot holes through 1x1 and into a stud, with the 1x1 flush with the wall. I figure the hole has to be no more than 5/8" from the wall. My drill is too wide to drill a ...
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What drill bit for what screw tap?

If I want to drill a hole for use with an M3 (or other metric size) do I need a special lookup table or do I simply use an M3 bit with an M3 tap?
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What screws to use to hang bathroom mirror cabinet?

I have bought a bathroom mirror cabinet which has a mirror on the front door. The door has hinges on its left. There are 4 screw holes on the back near the corners. The box did not come with any ...
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How to avoid drilling wires when boxing in

(UK) We have an ugly fuse box and electricity meter in our hall we want to box in. It's on the wall as you enter, the wall that separates mine and my neighbour's terraced houses. They're 1950 ex ...
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Is it okay not to use a hammer drill with tapcon screws?

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 ...
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Can I move a light switch from a 3 gang box to a second 3 gang box above it?

new to the forum so sorry if this is a little confusing. I just moved into a newly constructed home. At the front of the house, there are two 3-gang boxes an inch on top of one another. They are all ...
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How to identify the wall type and studs for drilling

I need to anchor an Ikea bookcase and a drawer to the wall, but despite days of Internet research I am not able to identify where I can drill a hole in my wall. I have tried knocking on the wall to ...
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How to fix drill hole in metal desk

I ordered this desk here but one of the sides' holes in one of the legs won't allow any of the screws to screw in. What are my options? It's definitely the screw the directions are saying to use but I ...
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What to do if the wall has too many repairs?

Joint compound fixes the look of the wall, but it is not hard enough to hold another hole, correct? Underneath the compound the support is gone (concrete, wood, etc.) If a wall already had too many ...
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By manually impacting and cooling drill bit in water may one slowly drill concrete and bricks without impact function?

In theory, drilling a hole through concrete, bricks, and ceramic tiles needs a large power impact drill with concrete or ceramic tile bit. I googled, impact prevents drill bits head from wearing out ...
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Safely drilling into a stone fireplace?

I have a stone fireplace in a cabin that I'd like to mount a television screen on. While I’d love to pay someone a reasonable fee to do so, the cabin is in a location where contractors are few and far ...
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Re-drilling into existing hole in plasterboard/breeze block

I live in the UK. I drilled a hole to hang a mirror and it’s slightly off, I’d like to shift it over to a new location, the new location will be half over the old hole. So I’d like to fill the ...
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What type of drill should I get? [closed]

I am moving into my house in a few weeks, and I want to get a general purpose drill for use around the house. I learned that there are different types of drills: power drill, hammer drill, and impact ...
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Drilled too deep into a thin wall, how can I fix that?

I'm very new to this & totally didn't take into consideration how thin the wall was. Now I have a hole running from one side to the other. How can I fix this from the other side? I was mounting an ...
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Drilling into foundation form ties

I am in the midst of waterproofing the interior side of my basement. I have many leftover form ties that I've cut off flush with the concrete. The ties originally looked like this: My waterproofing ...
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Does this look like to much grease built up on the gears in this drill casing?

So I’m mixing cement with my dads Stanley drill (Stanley Industrial 91722 1/2 ALL PURPOSE DRILL MODEL.01 RPM 425 AMPS 4.3 VOLTS 115AC) and have done small batches until today. It seems like I burned ...
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what kind of drill bits are these? Trying to drill through flat side of a fence T-Post

I'm trying to drill through 1/4" hard steel. the thicker bit went through relatively easily one time, but on the second go just spins. the thinner bit did not go far .. i think both need to be ...
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Wood bit vs Forstener bit for cam connector holes

I am wanting to fix my MDF cabinet together with cam dowels and connectors (I rent, so for ease of moving I want the option to flatpack. Of course I will glue up when I get somewhere permanent, don't ...
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How can I run cable through perpendicular studs?

I have an electrical outlet powered by a cable that does through a stud. This is currently the first outlet in the series I'm adding another outlet on a nearby wall that is perpendicular to the first ...
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Inch-long block-and-spring part came with drill - what is it?

A drill came with these parts. I've tried searching for them but I don't know what keywords to use. They are each a bit longer than an inch.
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WALL MOUNTED PULL-UP BAR

I've recently purchased the pull up bar featured in the first of the attached images. As far as I can tell my walls are concrete, they may be brick work, but a month or so ago I mounted a shelf using ...
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Treating/restoring steel for/after drilling

Specific example: my bicycle takes an allen wrench (hex key) that has a centre hole in it (for security purposes, a pin in the socket prevents a normal key from being used. So I made a spare by ...
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Do I have to secure an IKEA TV stand to the wall?

I'm a young adult preparing to move out into an apartment the first time, and I'm trying to fill out some gaps in terms of furniture before I get going. I found this IKEA tv stand that's perfectly ...
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Proper drilling

I was working on getting through the ceiling of my garage to install some eye-bolt lag screws to hang a boxing heavy bag. I had issues finding the joists which was handled in: Finding ceiling joists ...
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Stuck keyed drill chuck

I have an older Black and Decker KR650RE reversible hammer drill. I need to replace the chuck however the screw on the inside seems damaged. How can I remove the chuck. Any help much appreciated. ...
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How do I remove this keyed Jacobs drill chuck?

I have an old Jacobs keyed drill chuck in my box-o-spares, and I need a drill chuck for my hobby lathe. I have a suitable tailstock arbour, but the drill chuck has something already installed, and I ...
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I want to mount an alarm motion sensor in the corner of a room - what do I need to know?

I have an alarm system that I'm going to fit myself, the motion sensors will be mounted in the corner of the rooms - presumably as the screws are relatively short (maybe a 1 to 1.5 inch long) this is ...
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How soon after laying is concrete drillable?

I made a small concrete patch along the edge of a room that I would like to set a PT 2x4 base plate on for framing. I prefer drilling and screwing with a lead anchor over using power actuated nails. ...
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Pneumatic Vs Mechanical Rotary Hammer

I was told by some people from the store that there exists 2 types of percussion types regarding the rotary hammer drill: the pneumatic percussion and the mechanical percussion. I need a confirmation ...
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Broken drill bit is stuck in DeWalt drill

I know this may be a common issue. I have searched the internet and so far i am not able to get this broken drill bit freed from my DeWalt drill . My idea is trying to hammer this bit down but it ...
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Bosch Cordless Drill Keeps Cutting Out

I have a Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 cordless drill. I've had it for about 2-3 years, but it doesn't have many "miles on the clock". It's a lovely bit of kit and I've had no problems with it, until recently....
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Can I drill a 5/8" (16mm) hole in concrete with a cordless hammer drill?

I need to drill a 16mm (5/8") hole in a concrete wall. All I have is a 20V DeWALT DCD795 drill (which has a drill driver and hammer feature) and the appropriate drill bit. Someone suggested to me ...
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Placement of a 5" hole in foundation

I have some concerns over where to place a 5" hole for a pellet stove chimney. The stove is in our basement, and I'd like to have the chimney exit through the exposed part of the foundation. I have ...
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Masonry bits dulling after 3-4 holes

I'm using an 18v makita hammer drill with a 3/16" Bosch blue granite turbo concrete bit to drill 2" deep holes into concrete-filled cinder blocks. With a fresh bit, it takes about 15 seconds to drill ...
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Make a hole deeper than the drill bit is long

The longest drill bit I have is 23.62 inches and apparently the thickness of the concrete I need to penetrate is 27.5 inches. I don't wish to buy another drill bit, is there a smart solution? The ...
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How to install door security guard on metal door jamb?

I bought a door security guard that looks like this The instruction coming with it says I need to drill a 1/8‘’hole first on the door jamb and put the screws in it, but I am not sure it would work ...
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What bit should I use to drill a two inch hole in a solid concrete wall?

I am planning to install a 1.5-inch conduit through a poured concrete wall. I am planning on drilling a two-inch hole to accommodate the size of the conduit body. I have been searching up and down, ...

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