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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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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,…

  • Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

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

  • 12 Tips for Drilling Holes in Metal

    For most do-it-yourselfers, there will likely come a time when you’ll have to drill a hole through a piece of metal. The tools and methods used…

  • 15 Revolutionary Techniques for Driving Screws

    We’ve been there. You’re driving a screw and it breaks, or you strip the head, or you’re trying to get the dumb thing started and it pops off…

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