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  1. Tools
    I would like to find an adapter to use my drill (a Milwaukee M18 2804-20) as a drill press. I found a few inexpensive models on amazon.com but I'd like to find one that won't break after 10 minutes of use... any recommendations? what should I look for...
  2. Building & Construction
    for instance, let's say i want to make a hole in the wall 1 foot from the floor and 3 feet away from the end of the wall? for example yesterday i was drilling holes to hang some blinds. i needed to drill the holes 4" from the edge of the trim and 0.5" in. i used a tape measure to get both...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all, I would like to install a 30 x 60 inches wood panel (3/8" melamine) on the ceiling. Concrete ceiling. This will act as a second ceiling, so we can hang things and occasionally being able to replace the panel for a brand new installation (therefore not needing to drill new holes in the...
  4. Tools
    I have an old Craftsman 3/8" drill Model No. 315.101531 and the original charger. The original batteries are labeled "14.4 volt EX" Model No. 1325101 and are apparently Ni-Cad. They don't seem to hold a charge any more so I thought I would try to get 2 compatible replacement batteries. The only...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I am having a hard time drilling stone tile. The tile is installed by prior owner in a shower and I am replacing the doors. I do not know the actual stone type but it resemble travertine. I use a Craftsman drill without the hammer action. A spade tip 'glass and tile' drill bit goes in about...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Dear DIY Experts: I have Bosch 11224vsr rotary hammer drill and I have to drill 3/4"diamx6"deep holes into concrete floor. How can I make sure the hole comes out at the right angle (90deg) to the floor? I see some drill guides on the internet, but I am not sure they will work with my drill...
  7. Tools
    I found this drill for over half off. It looks like it has good reviews, but I figured asking people that know what they're talking about is the better bet. I recall hearing somewhere that Craftsman tools suck nowadays. Is DeWalt [still] a good brand? Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Hi folks. I need this bolt to go through this washer. It's just a bit too narrow to fit. I tried using a hand drill and it just threads and doesn't actually cut anything. I tried a Dremel to bore it out, but that doesn't seem to be working at all, surprisingly. I have a drill press, but I...
  9. Tools
    I am framing a basement with metal studs (25 gauge). I chose metal because I have to work alone, and have no experience with a saw. Thus far, I have all the metal studs plum, and the frame of the room is what I want. The issue I have is that when I go to hang the 1/2 inch drywall, with fine...
  10. Building & Construction
    I am finishing my basement and I am planning to install an egress window. I have not cut into my foundation yet but in preparation to cut, I have dug out the window well hole outside (~30 inches deep). It has rained several times since I have dug it out and it completely fills with water every...
  11. Electrical
    I'm running 12/2 throughout my garage from a sub-panel in my basement. I have a couple of drill holes 5/8" wide from the sub panel into the garage. Is it ok to put some silicone or spray foam insulation to fill the gap in the hole around the romex? I just want to prevent air and/or critters...
  12. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, I am trying to fit a bathroom cabinet to a plasterboard wall. I did metal and voltage check and it was safe. I drilled about 2 cm and then I was not able to drill easily. When I checked again, I saw a metal pin inside the hole. Please find attached picture of it. When I do metal check on...
  13. Tools
    I'm new to this forum and there seems to be a ton of great information on this site. I'm a home DIY'er and looking at finishing some floor tile and need to punch holes on cement slab for other project. I have access to a buy a second hand bosch bulldog sds drill (neighbor upgraded and wants to...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, We've recently had a pool cover installed. The cover requires anchors drilled into the concrete pool deck. The manufacturer recommends drilling 6 inches from the edge but the contractor has installed some of the anchors about 1- 1 1/2 inches from the edge. I see no signs of chipping or...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    First time drilling on concrete, trying to mount a TV wall kit. I was drilling on concrete, and my drill bit got loose and shaky, and it broke extra concrete. Now I have to fix it so the anchor can correctly fit. Now it just drops as seen on the pic. I'm also attaching a pic of a correct hole...
  16. Building & Construction
    I have an L bracket and I need to bend it to be 45 degrees instead of 90 degrees. How can I do this without some serious tools? The L bracket was not welded to be 90 degrees, it was bent. I also need to open up one of the holes on it. Can I do this with regular drill bits? Thanks.
  17. Tools
    Hi Folks, I am new at DIY, I quickly found out that a varible speed drill is must have tool. I purchased a Black & Decker DIR250 drill, which I am having problems with it. I can not control the speed as much as I need, especially at slow speeds. When I squeeze the trigger, it goes from slow...
  18. Drywall & Plaster
    We live in an apartment in a 4 story brick tenement in Brooklyn. The whole street was built in the 1890s. Anyway, we're trying to hang a floating shelf on a wall between us and the next apartment. Our first attempts to hang pictures when we moved in led us to believe we've got brick behind...
  19. Electrical
    Hi, New to this forum . Just got my new security camera survillence kit and I would like to install some of the cameras on the outside of my home. I have a general Idea of the locations on where the camera's will be placed. I would like to know what would be the best way to get the ethernet...
  20. Windows and Doors
    My roommate and I have recently purchased a metal door sweep to attach to the bottom of the door. I am unsure what my door is made of (it looks like wood on one side but the other side looks like metal and when I knock on it it sounds hollow). Using the drill, I tried putting the screws in the...
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