Drills

Learn tips and techniques to use your drill like a pro.

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  • 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,…

  • How to Install a Keyless Drill Chuck

  • If you lost the chuck key after all these years, or just can't bear to throw away a good drill, keyless chucks are still available for most…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

  • Cordless tool batteries eventually fail, but replacement batteries can be amazingly expensive. To save money, consider rebuilding the battery…

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