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How to drill into masonry?

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How to drill into masonry?

Hi. I'm trying to drill into brick. Bought an 18V Ozito PXC hammer drill and the Craftright 15 piece masonry drill bit set. Got through the mortar veneer fine on the hammer setting, but it is not making a dint in the brick. My query is whether the problem is likely to be the hammer drill or the drill bits? If the drill, I presume the 18V Ozito PXC rotary hammer drill (I already have the batteries, so reluctant to change brands) will do the job? I had an electrician in last week drilling holes, so I know the brick's not the problem.

Re: Equipment for drilling into masonry

Great to hear that you found the source of the problem and fixed it.

It reminds me of the old saying... "Never send a boy on a man's job."

I have a number of tools and accessories that I have allocated to "soft jobs only".

That was good use for the existing bit, to just widen the hole.

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