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.

Ron Hazelton Headshot

Have your project done by a local, qualified professional.

CLICK HERE FOR A FREE QUOTE

Not everyone is in a position to do a project themselves. That's why I've partnered with HomeAdvisor.com to provide you with free quotes from qualified local professionals.

comments

Blog Articles

June 11, 2019

Is Your Central Air Conditioning System Ready for the Cooling Season Ahead?

Simple steps you can take to make sure your central air conditioning system is ready for a trouble-free cooling season.

April 16, 2020

Heartwarming Images of Home by Vermont Artist Fred Swan

Fred Swan Paintings

September 25, 2019

How to Build a Knock-Down Side Table

An easy to make contemporary side table or stool.


Recent Articles