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aterial is soft, drill only 2/3 the proper
length. If it is hard, drill the entire length.
Second, unclamp the pieces and drill the
econd hole the same diameter as the screw
shank in the first or top piece of wood.
Third, if flat head screw is used, countersink
the hole to make the screw flush with the
surface. Then, simply apply even pressure
when driving the screw. The screw shank
clearance hole in the first piece allows the
screw head to pull the pieces tightly together.
The adjustable screw drill accessory will do
all of these oper ations quickly and easily.
Screw drills are available for screw sizes No.
6, 8, 10 and 12.
s screw head.
GDrill 2/3 diameter and
2/3 of screw length for
soft materials, full
length for hard
Apply a slight
Always inspect drill bits for excessive wear. Use
only bits that are sharp and in good condition.
TWIST BITS: Available with straight and
reduced shanks for wood and light duty metal
drilling. High speed bits cut faster and last
longer on hard ma terials.
CARBIDE TIPPED BITS: Used for drilling
stone, con crete, plaster, cement and other
unusually hard nonmetals. Use continuous
heavy feed pres sure when employing carbide
Be certain workpiece is clamped or anchored
firm ly. Always apply pressure in a straight line
with the drill bit. Maintain enough pressure to
keep the drill “biting”.
When drilling holes in wood, twist bits can be
used. Twist bits may overheat unless pulled out
frequently to clear chips from flutes.
Use a “back-up” block of wood for work that is
likely to splinter, such as thin materials.
You will drill a cleaner hole if you ease up on
the pressure just before the bit breaks through
the wood. Then complete the hole from the
There are two rules for drilling hard materials.
First, the harder the material, the greater the
pres sure you need to apply to the tool. Second,
the harder the material, the slower the speed.
Here are a couple of tips for drilling in metal.
Lubri cate the tip of the bit occasionally with
cutting oil except when drilling soft metals such
as alu minum, cop per or cast iron. If the hole to
be drilled is fairly large, drill a smaller hole first,
then enlarge to the required size, it’s often
faster in the long run. Main tain enough
pressure to assure that the bit does not just
spin in the hole. This will dull the bit and greatly
shorten its life.
Soft materials such as brick are relatively easy
to drill. Concrete however, will require much
more pressure to keep the bit from spinning. Be
sure to use carbide tip bits for all masonry work.
Before using an accessory,
be certain that its maximum
safe operating speed is not exceeded by the
nameplate speed of the tool. Do not exceed
the recommended wheel diameter.
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