In the ideal world you would want to use a hammer drill, but if you have a regular drill, then the only thing you can do is make sure to have the right drill bits attached to the chuck. The only thing that will get through concrete is a good quality masonry bit.
Accordingly, can you use a hammer drill for regular drilling?
A hammer drill can and usually should be used for drilling into a hard surface like brick or concrete, i.e., masonry. Some hammer drills do have a feature which allows the user to turn it back into a regular drill. In contrast, an impact driver is used mainly for driving in fasteners like screws and nails.
Do you need wall plugs for brick?
The traditional way of fixing to masonry is to use screws, but you cannot screw directly into a brick wall, a block wall, or stone, so you need to drill a hole, and then provide a material that can be screwed into, but will also hold the screw firmly in place.
Why do you use wall plugs?
It is a type of anchor that, for example, allows screws to be fitted into masonry walls. There are many forms of wall plug, but the most common principle is to use a tapered tube of soft material, such as plastic. This is inserted loosely into a drilled hole, then a screw is tightened into the centre.
Why do you drill a pilot hole?
A pilot hole is either a small hole drilled into a material to guide a larger drill to the appropriate location and ease the job of the larger drill, to allow for the insertion of another hole making tool, such as a knockout punch, that will produce the final size hole, or, in wood or plastic, to locate, guide, and