Easy Nail Pilot Holes
Often when you’re nailing small finishing nails into moldings or other projects, the nail will split the wood unless you drill a pilot hole first. However, tiny drill bits have a habit of breaking after just a couple of uses.
So rather than using a drill bit, drill the perfect-sized pilot hole using the nail itself. Simply clip the head off the nail with linemans pliers for thicker nails or wire cutters for thinner nails; then place the headless nail into the drill. Drill the hole with this nail pilot hole hack, and then drive in a nail. Voila!
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