Walls – Do I need a hammer drill to install brackets for drapes on a brick wall


I want to put up brackets for drapes. I have a masonry bit, but are using a simple (and possible cheap) cordless drill. I can seem to penetrate the brick. Do I need a hammer drill to do the job.

Best Answer

Petty much going to need a hammer drill for brick. You could try going into the mortar, but it sounds like you already dulled your bit. Try a fresh bit going into the mortar joint but don't expect superior pull-out strength.