First of all many people has a myth that driller does not work on concrete with hammer drill. But yes, it is possible to drill concrete the regular hammer drill. With some proper techniques and skills, this would be possible with the regular carpenter hammer driller.

Some of the required those are necessary along with accessory

  1. Masonry drill bit
  2. A regular pencil
  3. An Eastman hammer drill

Preparation of working

Firstly, you need to mark the particular position of the holes over the concrete with the pencil. Check all the positions which are on the mark carefully. Determine the depth, how much it is required to drill. If the Eastman drill has stopped bars included, set the drill in the exact depth position.

If the drill does not have any stopping bars you could use masking tape on a certain position of the hammer drill bits where it needs to be stopped.

Before any task, it is important to secure the safety

You need to pick some safety kits, not only a good quality goggle is enough for that. You could also wear gloves if you could not be comfortable without these things. Insert any appropriate masonry drill into the hammer drill.

What body positions need?

Take the position and some places the feet firmly on the ground. Keep the shoulder length apart and keep it calm. Hold the drill accurately with the body of your hands. You need to hold the handgun perfectly.

Process: place the hammer drill on the mark that you made earlier and also drill and also drill some pilot hole. While making a pilot hole you need to keep the speed lower.

The pilot holes are the shallow hole which would help to make the real hole. You may continue drilling with more power in the pilot hole for some main hole. After making the holes also bring the drilling back in a decent manner.

Clean the area

After drilling it is very important to clean the area below the concrete, as it may get the dust of the sights. You may use a compressed air vacuum for this. But never remove the goggle throughout the drilling session as this is extremely important.


If you are using the drilling machine for the first time, it might possible you could ruin the area. As first timer people not able to use the instruction properly and could able to do everything accurately. So it is been suggested you may practice before on some other area for practice.

However, the hammer drill is one of the dangerous tools, while working it for the first time make sure follow all the safety measures properly as using with the concrete might be quite dangerous and may harm anyone. During drilling, particles spatter so it may not only affect the person using it but all the people standing around it. It is important to be focused and be aware of an accident. Never forget to wear goggles, gloves and have emergency safety kit handy.