Let’s just say you need to make a hole in the wall. You get up in the morning and say, there’s nothing that can stop me from making holes in a certain wall.
and you look for your good and reliable drill, you turn it on, you bring it closer to the concrete wall and you find that it is not doing the hole.
you keep trying but it’s useless, you only manage to make a small mark on the wall, you look at the sky and think while wiping the sweat off your forehead, what are you doing wrong?
Well what you’re doing wrong my friend, is that you’re using a normal drill, and for this job you need a hammer drill!
It is not a small hole to put a picture or a photo what you want to do, it is not putting a small screw on a soft surface such as wood or gypsum board for example.
For that kind of work you are used to do it with your life long drill and you know you can do it without any problem.
But on the contrary you need to make a hole in a hard surface such as masonry or reinforced concrete. For a situation like this, who you gonna call?? your hammer drill!
Yes, for this very particular job you need a hammer drill.
How Do Hammer Drills Work?
The hammer drill has a motor, that motor turns and makes a drill turn also to be able to make the holes. I’m describing a drill, aren’t I?
But what makes a hammer drill is the possibility that while turning the drill it also makes a running inward outward movement,
this makes it possible to create the hole on that hard surface.
It should also be mentioned that you need a specific drill to use in a hammer drill, if you use a normal wood drill etc, it will end up breaking.
But if you need to make holes in wood or metal you can use the normal drill bits in your hammer drill but with an adapter.
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