Drilling holes tips and information that will help handyman and people that are not familiar with using a power drill.Although a single-speed, 1/4-inch drill is adequate for drilling holes in wood, a variable-speed, 3/8 inch model with reversing capability is more versatile. It will drill holes in masonry, drive and remove screws, and accept attachments for sanding, wire-brushing and polishing. To increase precision and reduce bit breakage, hold a drill with your palm high up on the handle, directly behind the chuck. Extend your index finger along the drill's body and use your second or third finger to operate the trigger. If you lubricate drill bits with silicone spray before using them, they'll break less easily and stay sharp longer.

To prevent a drill bit from wander' fog as you start a hole, use a nail set to make cm indentation where the holes center will be.

Need more light on the spot you're drilling? Tape a penlight to the casing of your drill. To make depth stops for your drill bits drill undersize holes through the center of corks. Each cork should fit its bit snugly so that when you drill a hole to the proper depth, the cork doesn't move up on the bit.

When drilling smooth sheet metal, stick a piece of masking tape where the hole's center will be. This prevents the bit from wondering. Here's how to avoid splintering the back surface of wood every time the tip of the bit emerges. Place a block of scrap wood under the piece. The bit won't tear the wood as it breaks through. To prevent splintering when drilling holes with an auger or paddle bit drill horn one side until the bit tip emerges. Then turn the work over and finish the hole from the opposite side.

If you plan to drill a hole in very nice wood or furniture of some sort place masking tape on the surface of the wood where you are going to drill this will help protect the face from splitting as you drill the wood. Thanks for reading more basic carpentry tips to come stay tuned