3 Important DIY Tips for First-Time Drillers

drillMany people like the idea of having electric drills around, but very few actually know how to operate the drill for the first time. If you’re one of those don’t know how to start the process, we recommend the following:

  • Set the Desired Hole Diameter and Depth

When using an electric drill, start by assessing the right diameter and depth of the hole to make. Remember that you can never undo whatever hole you’ve already drilled; you need to be certain with the measurements and make proper markings.

  • Use the Right Bit Type and Size

There are several types of drill bits you can use depending on what you intend to do. Some of these are the metal twist, masonry, wood boring, wood countersinks, unibit step, and HSS countersinks. Each of these come in a variety of sizes that correspond to a specific hole diameter and depth. Professional tools provider GTPRO recommends using smaller bits during your first drill, especially if you aren’t too sure of the hole size.

  • Observe Safe Drilling At All Times

Before drilling, make sure that the drill bit is properly installed and there is no open part in the electric cord of the equipment. Lean and take a step back before drilling. Don’t push too hard as these could dull your bit easily. It’s best to stop and unplug your drill now and then to check your work. This also allows the drill to cool down.

Drilling is a simple task; safe drilling is not. In other words, you have to exert more effort and know the safety measures to avoid accidents and get the best drilling results.  Of course, it’s also important to observe proper maintenance of your drilling machine and bits. This would include conditioning the machine’s rotary components and lubrications while maintaining the sharpness of each bit.

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