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Old 06-26-2010, 01:46 PM  
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it's a brand new 18v DeWalt DCD950KX hammer drill, $300.
If it's brand new, and putting a normal twist drill into it shows that you're not hitting metal, maybe you can take it back to the store for a refund. That's what I'd do.

Calling a tool that can't drill a 5/32 inch hole more than 1/4 inch deep into concrete a "hammer drill" isn't just misleading advertising, it's fraud.

You might just have a defective product, too. Any hammer drill, even a cordless one, should be able to do what you're wanting to do.

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it did it. 5 tries later. it wasn't the drill or the bits. must be a lot of rock in the slab. in clean concrete it did fine, even with the bits i thought were shot.

thanks for the input. now on to the drywall...


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Having drilled my fair share of holes into concrete, it had to be something other than concrete that you were hitting.
I've even had success drilling into concrete with a masonry bit and a plain cordless drill.
If you hit metal, the tip of a masonry bit will turn into a blob of metal. It will look as if it melted (technically it did).
Glad you finally got through.
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that's the funny thing, the bits are fine, they just stopped.
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