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    Stains After Removing Masking Tape

    Brilliant, hadn't thought of anything like that.
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    Stains After Removing Masking Tape

    Just wondering if anyone might have any tips. I used masking tape on my caravan, a nightmare to remove, I used WD40, this worked a treat, removing all the sticky residue. Unfortunately this has now left some staining. I’ve not tried anything else as I know I must careful on the plastic. How can...
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    DRILLING INTO STEEL

    All done, thanks to everyone for all your tips, I only have a single speed drill, as after I’d no pressure with the very small bit starting me off, then the 8mm zipped right though, I decided it was easier to just purchase some 8mm bolts and not continue with the 10mm as I’d hoped. Don’t know...
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    DRILLING INTO STEEL

    Thanks for all your suggestions, I’ll put these into practice tomorrow and hopefully something will work. By the way, I’m just using an ordinary drill, the bit itself dosnt wobble when spinning.
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    DRILLING INTO STEEL

    Thanks for the tip, I’ll try the slow drilling and see if it helps, also some lube.
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    DRILLING INTO STEEL

    Sorry, I should have said but I’m using top of the range HSS bits, I don’t get it, the small bit was great to start me off, the next zipped through, but the final one to make the hole bigger just bounced, I’m baffled.
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    DRILLING INTO STEEL

    I’m trying to drill a hole through a steel plate, approx 5mm thick, I’ve started with a smaller bit and then changed to a bigger one, this went through quite good, but, I need the hole to be slightly bigger, enough to get a 10mm bolt through. I therefore changed the bit to another, slightly...
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    SPOT LIGHT IN DISPLAY CABINET

    Thanks, for confirming, I presumed this should be ok. in my haste I rushed out and bought a set of strip lights, very, very effective till I put them in the cabinet, lucky I’ve not stuck them down firmly until I was able to step back and look. Have to say they look AWFUL, I’ve placed at the...
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    SPOT LIGHT IN DISPLAY CABINET

    Can I put a spotlight into a glass display cabinet, it’s metal cased, floor standing. Theres one hole at the top in a corner where I deliberately left out a screw as it would seem just about big enough to get cable through. Is it possible to wire up one of those round lights, not recessed...
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    Thank you JobAndKnock, a sensible answer. I’ll try it again.
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    One wonders why ‘Andy’ bothered reading all 3 pages (now 4) in the first place. Actually, the original query was ‘what is the best drill bit’ NOT how to drill a hole. The other drill I said I had is a Challenge Xtreme 1500 Hammer Drill. Thanks again to those who took the time to offer advice.
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    Thank you John and Harry, maybe a Christmas present from someone. I have a really big drill, had it many years, only used when it was bought, I got that out and tried but when I attach a bit and set it to hammer, the bit, shakes like crazy. I think this is an SDS drill. I’m useless with...
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    I’ll need to drill another 8 holes. I probably use the drill a couple of times a year. Just your average DIYer.
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    Thank you all for your replies. Taking photos on my old camera and trying to upload has been a nightmare, for me anyway. I’ve had to wait until my son was here and he’s sorted these for me. Here’s the garage brick, inside and out, a single brick layer doubling up at the corners and halfway down...
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    Thank you Notch7. What you say makes some sense, hopefully a picture tomorrow.
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    I don’t have an sds drill, it’s just an ordinary drill with hammer action. As for the bricks being shiny, it’s hammering down at the minute and the outer will look shinyish, on the inside of the garage the bricks, so the backs, do have a very very light glaze or slight shine, this is minuscule...
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    Thank you all, I'll have a look at these sds bits. The brick is the garage, single thickness, the outer is pretty normal but the backs have vertical lines etched through them all the across the back, I don't know the name of them, probably early seventies built. I'll try and get a photo in the...
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    What is the BEST drill bit for drilling into brick

    I’m totally lost. I tried drilling into brick with some various masonry bits I’ve accumulated over the years, they wouldn’t even touch the surface. So, after researching I found Bosch came out one of the best. I have purchased. Bosch Multi Construction TCT Drill Bit 6.0 x 100 ive managed 4...
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