I’ve been doing some work on my home basement workshop, and I bought a real¹ hammer drill for poured concrete. (Cheaper than renting!) For this project, I also have to drive some nails into wood at very inconvenient angles. (Retrofit can be harder than new construction.) I finally realized that I could put an impact socket in the hammer drill, set the drill to hammer-only mode (intended for chisels), and drive nails into wood.
It’s about 30 times faster.² So much easier. #toolhack FTW!
¹ I have a cordless drill with a hammer drill setting. That’s useful for running tapcons into drilled holes without shearing off, but not for actually drilling holes in anything harder than cinderblock.
² I finished a job I expected to take about an hour in two minutes.
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