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09:47AM | 10/02/02
Member Since: 10/01/02
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I am new to buying power tools and just bought a house and need a drill? I will be building a privacy fence, deck, need something that will drill through my siding for a sump pump line.

Will a 14v cordless drill a hole in concrete?

thanks for any help


07:09AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 12/12/00
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Maybe eventually it might w/the right bit.

How big of a hole, how deep and how much concrete?

You may want to look into renting a hammer drill for the concrete.


07:22AM | 10/03/02
Member Since: 10/01/02
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the hole in the concrete would only be to drill and put a screw into.

The other time I will just be using the drill into wood maybe thin metal sometimes.

hope this helps


09:44AM | 10/08/02
Sounds like you needc 2 drills a cordless and a 1/2 hammer drill. But if you want to get one I would start with the DeWalt 14.4 with the hammer drill buit in. has good tork will go through concreat and is not 2 heavy tha you can't hold it above your head.


04:14AM | 10/09/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Something to keep in mind: Since the house is already there - 110v AC is there too.
In addition to a cordless drill, get a drill with a cord. You can get more torque, never run out of battery, and pay much less for a good corded drill.
There are always times when a cordless drill is needed, but a drill WITH a cord can be better for some uses.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited October 10, 2002).]


07:43AM | 10/10/02
Member Since: 10/09/02
3 lifetime posts
Will you be drilling in concrete a lot? Or is this a one time thing? If you don't drill in concrete much, a hammer drill isn't worth the cost because you can drill just fine in concrete with a regular drill and masonry bit.

A 12volt drill would be fine for wood. 14.4 has a little more torque, but not enough to really make a difference. I use a 12volt and never have a problem with not enough juice, just keep the batteries charged.


07:56AM | 10/10/02
Member Since: 10/01/02
8 lifetime posts
Drilling in concrete would just be a one time thing at least for a while, just about 4 holes. If you drill in a concrete wall is there something that needs to be done to prevent cracking coming from the hole


07:21PM | 11/12/02
I would suggest a Craftsman 14.4 Pro cordless drill. Best tool I currently own. I have drilled a 5/8" hole through 6" of my 30 year old foundation on one battery, not fully charged when I started. Have used it with 1-1/2" hole saw many times and it had lots of torque. I just wish ***** had a cordless 14.4 circular saw in the Pro line. The saw is a 18 volt and runs $200 just a little too much for how often I would use it.


07:54PM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 11/22/02
10 lifetime posts
I have the Dewalt 14.4 Cordless with an extra battery and and charger

I Drill Concrete all the time with it it works great and never lets me down.

Make sure to get the one with hammerdrill built in

It is also light enough to use in light uses
I have had this one for almost 4 years now and still going strong

Forget the buying 2 drills thing

If you want one drill for all applications just get the 18v variety with 2 extra batts and extra charger of dewalt, Bosch, PC, or Milwalkie and you cannot go wrong
18 volt bosch hammer drill ios my next purchase

but it sounds to me that the 14.4 volt hammer drill driver is all you will ever need



08:50PM | 11/22/02
Member Since: 11/22/02
10 lifetime posts
also forgot to mention make SURE you use a MASONARY BIT when you drill the concrete

very important

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