Drill-Depth Stopper

You know the trick of wrapping tape around drill bits to gauge hole depths while drilling. But the edge of the tape becomes tattered. Solve that.

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Everyone knows the old trick of wrapping tape around drill bits to gauge hole depths while drilling. But after you drill a couple of holes, the leading edge of the tape becomes tattered and less accurate. Here’s a simple variation on the theme from Madeleine Noland. Mark the depth on the drill with a bright-colored erasable marker. This tip works great with both twist drill bits and spade bits.

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