I have 2 questions about drill bits.
1. What type of electric drill bit would I use for plaster walls in a
house (specifically to hang window blinds)?
2. I do not have cases for my bits (long story) and I am not very
familiar with the various types. Is there a WEB site that I can visit
that shows diagrams of the various types of bits that would help me
Thank you in advance.
I, with 23 years experience doing this, find it cheaper to use a #6 1/2" hex
head screw to penetrate the hard coat and then I just run the regular hex
head into the plaster and lathe. Usually 1 screw will cut through h3-4 holes
before I throw it away. There is also less mess than using a drill bit.
If a bit is your choice you need a masonry bit but not a hammer drill.
After the first 1/8" (or less) the plaster is fairly soft.
Your installation screws need to be at least 1.50" long to hit the lathe.
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