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Old 2010-06-09, 11:27 AM
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i'm using a Porter Cable drill that has a setting for hammer. I'm using the hammer setting. I think the problem is that I can't push hard enough because i'm on a ladder. other people who had this done by the person who sold them the numbers used sort of a scaffolding.

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Are you using a hammer drill or a regular drill?
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Old 2010-06-09, 11:28 AM
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i tried using the regular setting so I can make a mark on the brick of where i want the hole to be. it hardly made a mark.

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If you find the drill "wondering" while you are trying to start your hole turn the hammer off and start the hole normal then once you have a start that the bit will sit in turn the hammer off. You can drill a hole without a hammer drill I( do it all the time with my cordless drill it just takes longer and a lot more force plus it's kinda hard on the bit.
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Old 2010-06-09, 12:03 PM
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It sounds to me then you have 1 of 2 problems.
1- wrong drill bit
2- tip is "burnt out"

I found this Video this is how it should go for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjE6nsfdjpo&NR=1
If you search this same guy has a few videos for drilling concrete

Here is a google search for images of Masonry drill bits so that you have reference

http://www.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=...ed=0CEoQsAQwAw

Hope this info can help you.
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Old 2010-06-09, 03:06 PM
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Or drill is on reverse setting!
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Old 2010-06-09, 04:09 PM
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is it possible to have it in reverse but also on hammer setting? doesn't make sense for a drill to have that ability.

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Old 2010-06-09, 05:09 PM
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Imagine driving in a screw, if the drill bit is moving in the right direction to drive in a screw then it is going forwards, if it is turning to remove a screw it is in reverse.
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Old 2010-06-09, 05:19 PM
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Wow this is frustrating to read.. Especially since I drill into a lot of brick/concrete.

To do this easily you need:

1) A hammer drill. The drill will actually be labelled a HAMMER drill. It will have a HAMMER drill setting on it. When this setting is engaged, the hammer drill will vibrate like crazy when the drill trigger is pulled AND the drill is pressed up against something. Put the drill in FORWARD mode. Not reverse. ALL drills will have this setting and it is usually located right above the trigger.

2) A masonry bit. There are a few different types, however the most common type of tip they have is like the attached. The ones that come with Tapcons are sometimes darker in colour.

3) Sufficient force to press the drill into the surface that you are drilling. If it is a smooth surface, your bit may skate around some. Start slow to make an indent and then rev it up.
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Old 2010-06-09, 05:20 PM
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Or drill is on reverse setting!
Sorry #3 you are correct which by the sounds of how its going is a very good possibility if the bit is new (can with the tapcons) then it shouldn't be burnt out.
Yes it is possible to be in reverse and have the hammer setting on.

Try again and change the direction of the drill and see if it makes a difference.
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Old 2010-06-09, 08:18 PM
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Sorry #3 you are correct which by the sounds of how its going is a very good possibility if the bit is new (can with the tapcons) then it shouldn't be burnt out.
Yes it is possible to be in reverse and have the hammer setting on.

Try again and change the direction of the drill and see if it makes a difference.
I've made this mistake on many occasions.. and i've drilled a lot of holes! Just double check.. it never hurts! The worst is drilling through hardwood on reverse.. good way to start a fire
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Old 2010-06-09, 09:14 PM
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I got the plate that has the house number and the street name.
Homie, where did you get the house number and how much was it?
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