Good description of it. I've never used a hammer drill and don't know why the
point isn't more like a drill bit shape.
The answers for this week's set have been posted:
Posting from my desktop PC in the living room,
Hammer drills are used for making hole in cement,
they both rotate, and pound forward. I've got one
that's many years old, and it does a good job when
used with masonry bit. Doesn't work at all well
when used with high speed bit, into cement. The
bit goes dull immediately, and then it stops
drilling. Last week, I saw a worker using a
cordless Dewalt hammer drill, that was impressive.
Much quieter than my corded old one.
Thanks for posting the answers. I'm pretty sure
you've posted the board gage before, but could not
remember the use. The terminal clamp, I bought one
years ago, but never had a clamp that corroded on.
Usually whacking the terminal with a wrench would
loosen the corrosion, after the bolt was loosened.
My parents house, the chimney flue is adjusted by a
turn knob. Their chimney is on the outside of the
building. We have to hold a piece of news paper up
the chimney and light it to start the draft, or the
smoke doesn't go up. (exterior chimney full of cold
air). The folks next door, the fireplace is in center
of the house, and they never have trouble with the
I was introduced to hammer drills on a job where
they had been contracted to install 300 plus
deadbolts, half of them went into steel frame
doors with cement filled jamb. That was a lot of
work, and kept a couple guys occupied for several
The ice chipper also was familiar, but had forgot
what that did. Not a lobster skewer after all.
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