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How to Use a Drill Press

There are countless projects and tasks where you will need to drill a hole into a piece of wood or metal. In many cases, this will be in a location or on an item where…

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What Size Drill Bit For 1/4″ 20 Tap

It doesn’t happen often around the house, but sometimes you need to tap new threads into metal. When drilling the initial hole before tapping, it needs to be smaller than the tap but large enough…

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What Size Drill Bit for a #8 Screw

In most situations, a #8 screw calls for a 1/8” straight drill bit. However, the ideal size of the drill bit can vary depending on the material you’re using, and you’ll need a narrower pilot…

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What Size Drill Bit for a 5/16″ Tap

So you’ve got yourself a 5/16″ tap, now what? You need the matching drill bit. More than that, since 5/16″ taps come in two sizes, either an 18 or 24 inch, you need a drill…

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How to Drill Out a Screw

Screws are one of the most common fasteners, and since we use them so constantly, it is easy to not pay attention just one time and either strip or round off the head. When this…

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What Size Drill Bit for a 1/4″ Tap

What size drill bit for 1/4 tap is the right choice? A #7 drill bit works for most projects, but this can vary based on other factors. For example, various ¼ taps have different requirements…

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How To Drill Through Metal

Most of the projects around the home that use a drill are based around drilling through wood, but sometimes you may need to know how to drill through metal as well. Drilling through metal is…

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How To Drill Into Brick

It can be pretty common to have brick exposed on the outside of your house, but it is becoming more and more common to see exposed brick on inside walls as well. Regardless of which…

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How to Drill a Hole in a Ceramic Pot

If you are in the process of repurposing a finished pot or turning a ceramic piece into a lovely planter, then you may need to drill a hole through ceramic without breaking it. Fortunately, drilling…