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As the season transitions from summer to fall, you might be thinking that it’s time to do some home renovations. A hammer drill essentially functions like a miniature jackhammer and it is used especially for drilling holes in concrete, stone or brick. Hammer drills come with several different size bits to suit your project’s needs. Regardless of what you plan to do around the house, you might want to rent a hammer drill to make things easier.

Operating the Hammer Drill

protective goggles for safety

When using the drill, make sure to wear protective goggles to keep your eyes safe. You might also want to consider getting a pair of earplugs, as the drill can be loud. Before drilling, you should be sure to check for studs and live wires, too.

In order to use the drill effectively, you might have to lean on it. If the drill bobs against the wall, don’t panic—that’s what most hammer drills are designed to do. Wait for the drill to come to a complete stop before removing it from the wall. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing control of the drill, causing damage to the wall or getting debris all over the place. Once you’ve removed the drill, make sure it’s powered off before removing the bit. Then, all you have to do is clean loose material from the holes using a pipe cleaner or other small brush.

At One Stop Rental, we have a couple of hammer drill options for you to rent. For more information about these tools, feel free to contact us or reach out via social media. How do you plan to improve your home this fall? Tell us about it in the comments below!