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Tool for drilling hole in center block/cement walls?

Is there a tool that drills into center block, or cement walls. It looked like a large nail gun, worked the same way. Any suggestions?
 
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Hammer drill with a masonry bit on it.
 
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....and if the hole needs to be larger than a bit you can find, drill a series of holes in a circle and then hammer out the center.

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I'm not familiar with the term "center block" and am wondering if you meant "cinder block".

If that's the case you don't really need a hammer drill.A regular VSR drill with a masonry bit will handle that fine.Cinder blocks can break up if impacted heavily if you are going through the hollow parts.

If "center block" is something else like a solid cement block them yes a hammer drill might be needed.
 
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i think the poster was talking about a air hammer, or air chisel, but a hammer drill will work much better than a air hammer.
yes you can drill concrete blocks with a vsr but the hammer action will drill 2 to 3 times faster.

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Tool for drilling hole in center block/cement walls?

The location of where you drill is important and depends on what you want to do or attach.

If it is a modern concrete block, drilling about 3" off center (lengthwise) will get you into the core, which may be hollow, so you can drill easier (only 1 1/4") and can insert something like a toggle bolt.

If you drill into the center, you may be into the center web and will have to go all the way through, but your hole will be in solid material - then you have a wide range of fasteners.

Tapping with a hammer and a good ear may give you some clues.

Masonry walls in California can be tricky because of the grouting and some of the special shapes that MAY be used. Is this just a veneer(4" thick) or a stuctural masonry wall (6" or 8")?

There is always the use of a power actuated hammer powered by a 22 caliber charge for surface mouting. It is fast and the guns and can be relatively cheap.

Dick
 
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Thank you to everyone who posted reply's. Yes, I probably spelled it wrong...center block...cinder block. I am researching for a family member. Give me a hammer and nails I do just fine. But anything beyond that, ouch.

Thanks again from a mom who wants to learn.

Kelli
 
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Thanks again from a mom who wants to learn.
You're in the right place - welcome to the forums.
 
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I use a 1/2 hp -- 800rpm--55 year old drill .
Still works like new.
B & D would hate to hear that....................
 
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