How to Drill into Concrete The Right Way

Sure, you can drill a hole or two in a concrete block with a normal drill and a bit of masonry, but you’ll probably drill without making a hole and have a busted drill at the end. Instead of breaking your drill, let’s find the right tool to drill concrete.

Introduction of Hammer Drill

Hammer drills are ideal for light masonry. You should not use a regular drill to drill into concrete.

The packing force of the hammer drill is measured in BPM. But the evaluation of BPM is not the whole story. The motor amperage and the feel of this drill is important too.

I suggest that if you already own a cordless drill, check to see if the same company that uses the same battery makes a hammer drill or a rotary hammer. This will save you some money.

Use the correct drill bit and you’ll be drilling into metal or concrete like its butter.

To drill into concrete, use a hammer drill with a carbite/cobalt tipped masonry bit. See the instructions below.

How to Drill Concrete

  • STEP 1: Insert the cobalt drill bit into the end of your power drill.
  • STEP 2: If you have a variable speed drill, set the drill’s speed to the lowest setting.
  • STEP 3: Insert a masonry drill bit into the end of your hammer drill.
  • STEP 4: Press drills start drilling through the concrete.
  • STEP 5: The action of the drill hammer forces the drill bit into the concrete.

Tip: To reduce friction and heat run a little water over the area while drilling

If your progress is too slow, use a small drill bit and drill the pilot hole.

That’s it people! In this article I discussed how to drill through concrete. Good luck and let me know below if you have any questions regarding drilling into concrete.

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