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ABAXTER

06:34AM | 10/14/02
Member Since: 10/13/02
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I'm in the process of installing a Ledger board to my concrete foundation and I am using TAPCON screws. My 3/8" B&D drill will not drive the screws. I'm now thinking of using a hammer drill. Any thoughts as to which one I should purchase......How much tourque/power do I need?

LDoyle

03:50PM | 10/14/02
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Your 3/8 in drill should drive the screws in just fine provided you have drilled a pilot hole first. Don't think those screws are designed to bore into cement like a deck screw in wood. The hammer drill would only be used to drill the pilot holes and not to drive the screw in. Use a good carbide masonry bit.

LanobiLoomis

09:13PM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 11/22/02
10 lifetime posts
Before you buy another one unless you just want a new toy

MAKE sure you had a carbide MASONARY bit
when you where drilling pilot holes

also try tiniest piloy hole you can make followed by a larger pilot hole

that should get the job done if not

weeeeeeeeee you get excuse to buy a new toy

I recommend a 18v hammerdrill of a brand of your choosing

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