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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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How To Use an Angle Grinder

So you’re ready to add an angle grinder to your DIY arsenal. Congratulations — your life is about to get a lot easier! Angle grinders make short work of tough jobs due to their impressive…

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How to Oil Impact Wrench

Your impact wrench requires regular oiling. However, many people do not know how to go about it, or even what type of oil to use. So, how do you put oil into the tool? Read…

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How to Use a Router as a Jointer

A jointer is a perfect tool when looking to square pieces of lumber for cabinet doors and other panels. However, it isn’t the only tool. A router works just as well in most situations, only…

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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…