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Q & A: Better Drilling in Plastics

Q: I make my own guards and router bases from plastic. How can I drill clean holes without the bit grabbing the plastic? A: A simple solution is to file a flat edge on a regular twist bit’s cutting. Use a small diamond paddle or ceramic stone to file its cutting...

Q & A: Cordless Impact Drivers

Q & A: Cordless Impact Drivers   Q: What’s the difference between a cordless drill and a cordless impact driver? A: An impact driver is specifically designed to drive threaded fasteners. It’s especially adept at driving large screws and lag bolts without pilot holes. Smaller, lighter and more powerful than a...

Q & A: Why Predrill Screw Holes?

Why Predrill Screw Holes?   Q: I think predrilling screw holes is a real drag, so I rarely do it. Most screws seem to work fine without all that bother. Why are you always advocating predrilling? A: Call us old fashioned,but when you’re working in solid wood,we believe you’ll get the...

AW Extra 7/5/12 – Drill Caddy

Drill Caddy This drill caddy is compact, yet big enough to hold your cordless drill, an extra battery, and all the tools and fasteners you’ll need for any installation project. By Jan Carr Tired of rummaging around your shop to find what you need to hang a picture or put up a...