This is wrritten very quickly and not edited or revised very well. Sorry. I am hoping to get answers quick before I run out of light.
I need help choosing the settings on my Makita hammer dill (Makita XPH01). I have read the manual and tons of tips from YouTube, Google and I have almost all the info I need.
I am trying to drive a 3/16” x 1 ¾” Tapcon fastener into concrete (with ½” plaster out the outside). I need to drill a 5/32” pilot hole first and then screw the Tapcon fastener into that.
For the drilling I believe it should be set on the hammer icon and then the highest torque* My main question is the “1 / 2” lever. 1 for low speed an 2 for high speed??? Do they mean RPS? Because I thought I’m controlling that by hard hard I squeeze the trigger? Do they mean torque because I thought that was the torque wheel.
The part that really confuses me is:
1 is a low speed with high torque, this setting is best used for driving screws. 2 equals high speed and low/medium torque
why are they having preset speed/torque combos instead of letting me choose each thing separately? What if I want high speed and HIGH torque?
So finally, what setting do I want for:
A) drilling the pilot hole into the concrete and
B) then driving the Tapcon screw into the hole
ETA: i have to turn off and move my computer soon so i might not answer things quickly as i can not respond on my phone very well.