8 Essential Tools for Every Household
From hammers and drills, learn what hand and power tools should be in your tool box, what to look for when shopping, and how these tools work.
A discourse on drills isn't complete without a bit on bits. Bits are fitted into the drill's chuck. When you turn the chuck to the left, it opens the jaws to accept the bit. Turn it to the right to secure the bit.
Most drills will come with a bit for driving screws, but you'll have to invest in a couple more to complete your collection. If you're going to be drilling into wood, buy a "pilot point" drill bit set. These are the bits you'll use whenever you see instructions for "predrilling a hole." Use a size slightly smaller than the fastener when you're predrilling. A good quality set of bits will cost around $20 to $25 and will include a variety of sizes.
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