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Old 06-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #16
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drilling holes in concrete not working, what now?

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LMFAO!!! Turns out I did have a hammer drill -

Is there a better masonry drill bit than Tapcon? Is there a way to prevent bending and snapping of the drill bits?

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Old 06-15-2012, 02:49 AM   #17
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drilling holes in concrete not working, what now?

Picked up a new shorter Tapcon drill bit and I successfully drilled my all holes (6 total) in less than 2 minutes. I ran into a couple of areas that were tough to drill through so I had to pick new spots.

Lessons learned: use a hammer drill, use better quality drill bits and don't be stubborn and waste 4 days trying to drill in a spot that's obviously not drillable

Thank you everyone. Very much appreciated!

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