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crayola110 10-09-2012 07:01 PM

Using regular drill for tapcon concrete screws?
 
My drill seemed to work in putting the holes in the concrete. bolting toilet flange to concrete


Then I reread the directions saying only to use hammer drill

I only have a regular drill and an impact driver. Could I use one of these for putting the tapcon screw in? I don't want to spend money on hammer drill. This is

joecaption 10-09-2012 07:19 PM

I've never seen a masonry bit with a 1/4 hex shank that would work in a impact driver.
It's not going to do any harm to use a reguler drill just going to take 4 times at least to drill the hole. You should also keep stoping to suck out the dust,

Canarywood1 10-09-2012 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crayola110 (Post 1027645)
My drill seemed to work in putting the holes in the concrete. bolting toilet flange to concrete


Then I reread the directions saying only to use hammer drill

I only have a regular drill and an impact driver. Could I use one of these for putting the tapcon screw in? I don't want to spend money on hammer drill. This is


I think they mean to use a hammer drill to bore the holes for the tapcon,not to drive the screw itself,but i don't think i'd use an impact driver for the screw,might strip it out.

joecaption 10-09-2012 08:13 PM

I always drive my Tap-Con screws with my impact drive.

oh'mike 10-09-2012 08:48 PM

Hammer drills are used to drill the holes---using a standard drill will work---but the bits over heat and will not give you many holes.

You are fine---If you ever need to drill a lot of holes in masonry---then buy the hammer drill---

crayola110 10-10-2012 03:41 PM

Oh I see. So the Hammer is for the Holes.

It did take me a long time to drill with my regular drill. Luckily the screws did not overheat as I kept dipping the drill bit in water.

I'll just use my regular drill to install the Tapcon screws now

sorry, i am so confused about the different drills and what they're used for....

Thanks so much as always! :thumbsup:


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