Drills

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

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, talent can be acquired. Follow these tips and glass, metal, ceramic tile and masonry will feel like balsa wood to your drill.

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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,…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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.