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Old 06-14-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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I'm trying to attach a railing to my stone wall. The tapcon bit worked fine in the cement areas but now I have to drill completely in to stone. I read about renting a hammer drill but those start at 1/2 where I only need 3/16. Any suggestions? Or do I can I use an l bracket in to the cement? Needs to pass code.


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There are many hammer drills with standard jacobs chucks that will accept small bits--call your rental store and ask--if you see a need in the future--there are cheap homeowner models available for about $40--

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SDS style hammer drills have drill bits down to 3/16.
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far as i know, there're 3 sizes of sds chucks - sds, sds plus, & sds max,,, a bosch bulldog will do what you want but buy the bits @ the apron/vest store,,, in granite, buy more than 1 we use sds 3/16" often in the bulldog,,, oh'mike forgot to add ' cheap tools are never a good buy ! ' if you don't need it in the future, rent it !

we NEVER hammer-drill w/jacobs chuck - loosens too often !

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You are right---cheap drills have a very short life---however,disposable cheap-os have their place---often ,for a homeowner,buying a cheap one will be less than renting--and get the job done---
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think our local guy gets $40 day for a bulldog h/d - can 1 buy something as cheap as that, mike ? tnx

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I found a dewalt dw511 for $20 on craigslist...think it would get the job done?
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For drilling into granite I use a small diamond abrasive bit from the tile supplier - they're like a mini-core bit. They do make them that small, they're much faster and easier than a carbide-tipped bit, and they work in a non-impact drill. The last one I bought was around $20.
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Or if the rental is more than the price of this, just get a Bosch bit and your good to go, they also have a very liberal return policy.


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Carp, do you use water on the bits ? they sound interesting - apron/vest stores have 'em ? tnx

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I buy those on Ebay (from Hong Kong) 10 for $15---yes ,you must keep them wet --on walls, I drill through a sponge first--wet the sponge and press as you need water---

I get about four holes through porcelain before they are junk---some times more---
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that's where i get blades & bits, too - this item ? http://www.ebay.com/itm/141109397113...113%26_rdc%3D1

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I buy those on Ebay (from Hong Kong) 10 for $15---yes ,you must keep them wet --on walls, I drill through a sponge first--wet the sponge and press as you need water---

I get about four holes through porcelain before they are junk---some times more---
That's ingenius!!
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mike's in illinois, NOT in genius !! just found out viri-zeus is the mythical god of communication,,, always thought it was mercury

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