Drilling Holes in Concrete
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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Campaign.
As part of The Home Depot ProSpective campaign, we have been sent some pretty incredible tools to review and use--things that we'd never, ever in a million years thought we "needed!" Well, the Bosch 3/4"x18" SDS-Plus Speed Clean Carbide Dust Extraction Bit and Bosch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer are two of those tools!
This specialized bit is part of Bosch's pro line and complies with new OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) guidelines for silica dust containment.
Dust containment, to protect our lungs against dangerous airborne particles, is certainly a concern on a commercial job site but it something we as home DIYers should pay attention to.
This drill bit may not be something we'll use on a regular basis, but just learning about it and the reason it was designed has heightened our awareness of dust borne dangers. I think sometimes when we DIY we get lax in protecting our eyes, lungs, ears, etc. Safety should always be a priority as a DIYer in every project we undertake.
Since we didn't have a specific project ready for which we needed this bit, we decided to make some sample holes in concrete to test the bit. As luck would have it, we found a fully cured bag of cement on the curb in Steph's neighborhood. Obviously it had gotten wet and set before the neighbor could use it. We took it home to use it as our sample.
We have to admit that when we got the rotary hammer and bit, we were like "what do we do with these?" We are actually very grateful we got to try these out and were successful in using them and learning more about airborne dangers.
Even if you as a DIYer never have an opportunity to try tools like these, the message is still the same--safety--protect your body when using tools, chemicals, etc. by using the proper safety equipment, understaning how tools work and using correct technique.
You'll be seeing the rotary hammer in upcoming projects--we found it to be the perfect tool for debarking logs!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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