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hammer drill bit question

Posted by andrelaplume2 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 7, 10 at 21:02

my brother in law loaned me a large hitachi hammer drill to use to secure studs to my concrete floor as I finish my basement...a project that starting it 3rd year!

Anyway the the Bosch bit breaks now and then...either they wear out or maybe I am not drilling straight and snap them. The exact bit he had is a 3/16" Bosch tapcon hex bit with a slotted end - $9. Today I noiced a Bosch bit that looked exactly the same, slotted but no hex. It was and inch shorter and $3 cheaper.

Will this bit work? What is the difference...and don't tel me $3!!!!

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RE: hammer drill bit question

So long as it's a masonry bit long enough to go through the wood and far enough into the concrete to hold the concrete screw, it's ok.

Tim operating ramset Pictures, Images and Photos
Ramset "hammershoot" single-shot 22 cal. tool used to secure baseplate into concrete.

A cheap powder-fastening system, such as the $23 Ramset in the pic, is way faster and less messy. BAM! BAM! BAM!

RE: hammer drill bit question

thanks...just was not sure why they sold one with the hext on it and one that did not.

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