Pro Tip #3: Drill Accurate Holes

When drilling holes in metal or using screws in wood, It's always a good idea to drill pilot holes first.


Counter punch your metal stock before drilling your pilot holes using a center punch. This will prevent your drill bits from wandering off of their mark and will ensure accurate holes. Solar1 recommends this spring loaded center punch. It can be found at most hardware stores and home centers.


Drilling pilot holes will also prevent your wood piece from splitting when driving screws into wood.



--Solar1 is all about "Fun and helpful things" so these tips encompass a wide variety of topics.

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