Drills: When to Use a Rotary Drill
Hammer drills are great for smaller jobs, but for thicker walls or bigger holes, you need to step up to a rotary hammer drill. With more power…
How to Drill a Hole in Glass
Drilling holes in hard stuff takes talent. Use the wrong technique or tools and you'll waste time, bits, materials and energy. Fortunately,…
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How to Choose Twist Drill Bits
Confused about drill bits? So were we. So we tested high speed steel, black oxide, cobalt and titanium bits in wood and metal, and here's what…
How to Build a Drill Press Table
Build this deluxe drill press table to simplify clamping woodworking projects and holding them steady while drilling. Or build a simplified…
Drilling into Concrete Tools: Rotary Hammers and Hammer Drills
Learn how to drill into concrete faster. With a good hammer drill and concrete drill bits, making holes in concrete is almost as easy as…
The Best Drill Press Jigs
Make a simple adjustable fence and a right angle drilling jig to make your drill press work quicker and more accurately. Store them nearby so…
5 Must-Have Drill Attachments
Make your drill do more than drill holes. These five drill attachments are problem solvers and timesavers. Plus, they will work with cordless or…
How to Drill a Hole in Tile
Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile. The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton,…
Drilling Concrete and Installing Fasteners
Concrete screws are the perfect fastener for speedily anchoring objects to concrete. We show you how to drill and drive them quickly and easily,…
How to Drill Through Floor Joists
You can safely drill joists for electrical and plumbing runs without weakening the joists, if you follow the rules.