Over the years I have moved away from short “this is cool, check it out” types of posts. But after watching Jimmy DiResta’s 17-minute drill and drilling tips, I couldn’t not share it with you.
Before you watch the video, keep two things in mind. 1) DiResta knows what he’s doing, but it’s generally inadvisable to hand-hold whatever you’re drilling into, specially sheet metal or very thin metal plates.
And 2) please chime in with your own drill tips!
I can’t think of many good tips right now, but in light of last week’s post about hammer drills and other drills that lack depth adjustment rods, you can use shaft collars for repeatable drilling depths with a handheld drill. I can’t easily link to McMaster’s catalog, but this 3/16″ collar is an example of the type of clamping collar you should look for. You don’t want set screw-type collars.
Want more? I really enjoyed DiResta’s DIY Leatherman multi-tool clip, which involved metal bending and welding. It has nothing to do with drill tips, but is nonetheless a good watch.
Don’t forget to share your own drill tips in a comment!