How to Make a Hole in a Rock Without a Drill
Putting a hole into a rock without a drill is time-consuming. However, it is easier than you might think and only requires a few tools. Drilling into rock can overheat many drills and destroy the bits. The stone can also be too far away to reach with an electric drill, and a cordless drill would take many charges. If you are looking to make a hole in a rock on your property to install fencing or for another reason, we will explain the tools you need and the steps you need to take to make it happen.
Before you Begin
There is not much preparatory work needed before you begin drilling. We recommend washing the rock and brushing it down, and removing any loose material. Removing the loose material will help reduce the risk of slipping and lets you get a better view of your work surface.
Steps to Make a Hole in a Rock
By following the six steps we have outlined, you can successfully create a hole in any stone. Depending on the stone’s size, it may take several days and plenty of patience, but it’s more than possible to complete. A heavy-duty set of chisels are the key component for this project because they will need to hold up to consistent hammering against the stone. A few weighted single-handed sledgehammers can also help speed up the project.
We hope we have answered your questions and helped you learn how to do something many people may not believe is possible. If you think it can help others, please share this guide to making a hole in a rock without a drill on Facebook and Twitter.
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- Tools Required
- Before you Begin
- Steps to Make a Hole in a Rock