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Tools you will need to drill into your wall

by غزل موسوی

Drilling into walls is something most people have to do at least once in their lives. For some types of walls, you might need to drill even if you're just hanging a painting. Drilling into walls is a slightly different procedure depending on what material your wall is made out of. However, what tools you need rarely changes regardless of what material your wall is made out of. Using the right tools is very important in order for you to do a good job drilling. In order to choose the right tools for the job, there are a few things you need to know about.


The first thing you need to drill into your wall is a screwdriver. Most materials will allow you to use an ordinary screwdriver. It's positive if you can use a cordless screwdriver, as this makes it easier to carry the machine around and also makes the procedure less complicated. If your wall is made out of concrete, however, you'll need to use a rotary hammer drill. These types of drills are rarely cordless.

Drill bits

You'll also have to use an appropriate drill bit for the material that you intend to drill through. Most drill bits are adapted to drill through most materials. However, if you need to drill something abnormally hard, such as concrete or metal, you'll need bits adapted to these materials. If you wish to drill through some type of rock, it might also be good to know that there are few drill bits adapted for this, and you might be better off contacting drilling services for a drilling contractor to do the work for you. When choosing a drill bit, you should also opt for a magnetic type, as these have an easier time picking up screws and make them stick to the bits.


For a successful drilling project, you'll also need to use anchors. You use these to drill into the wall to host the screws. That makes the screws stick to the wall much harder and makes them more unlikely to come out. Anchors should be used on all materials.

Manual screwdriver

Another thing you should consider is to keep a manual screwdriver close by as you're drilling into your wall. They are slow and quite challenging to use on large drilling projects, but can be invaluable tools when you need to straighten a crooked screw. It's easier to do that with a manual screwdriver, as they give you more control over your motions than an electric screwdriver.