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A conventional method to convert drill bit sizes is to use conversion charts that are available online. Most conversion charts have standard drill size listings with the different measurement systems used, such as wire g... More »

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When drilling a pilot hole for a #8 standard wood screw in hardwoods, one should use an 11/64-inch tapered drill bit. A 5/32-inch bit should be used for drilling into softwoods. More »

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It is usually necessary to look at a tap drill or tap size chart to find the appropriate drill bit size for a tap, many of which can be found online. Some tap drill charts provide the appropriate tap to drill bit convers... More »

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Cut a wine bottle by scoring a line using the tip of a drill bit for glass, heating the line with a candle and holding the bottle under cold water. Smooth the cut using sandpaper. Protect your eyes during the process by ... More »

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Drilling through ceramic tile requires either a carbide-tipped masonry drill bit or a diamond-tipped drill bit. Both are effective. The carbide-tipped bit is less durable, while the diamond-tipped bit is more expensive. More »

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SDS drills are rotary hammer drills with a chuck system that allows the drill bit to move up and down independently for extra power during drill hammering. SDS chucks work with a variety of bits for drilling, hammering a... More »

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In order to change a drill bit in a Black & Decker drill, hold the rear part of the chuck and rotate the front part counterclockwise and insert the new bit. To securely tighten the bit into place, hold the chuck in the b... More »

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