Tools & Know-How/ Hand Tools/ Power Tools/ Woodworking & Workshop/ Carpentry/ Workshop Techniques/

How Pilot Holes Make it Easier to Drive Screws and Nails

A pilot hole is a small hole that is drilled into the wood to allow a screw to go in more easily. But there are times, like when a child is helping with a project, that it makes sense to drill pilot holes for nails too. A small pilot hole drilled into the wood makes the hammering go a lot easier.

For the beginning carpenter, if you drill the pilot hole, start the nail for them and then let them finish up, they are much less likely to get frustrated. The nail will go in a lot more easily and probably won't bend.

comments

Blog Articles

September 15, 2018

How to Make this Impossible Looking Nail Illusion

A seemingly impossible nail through wood illusion you can make yourself.

May 31, 2018

How I Got My Best Yard Ever

My experience of getting and keeping a great looking lawn with cordless electric yard tools.

May 10, 2018

How to Make a Tape Storage Rack

7 Steps to making tape rack that keeps a variety of tapes organized, visible and accessible.

Recent Articles