Create a Pilot Hole Without a Drill Bit



doing a project of my mom's and I need to put a piece of wood into this drywall and I didn't bring any drill bits with me and she doesn't have any so an easy trick is if you have a finishing nail or any type of small nail and just put it into the Chuck of your drill you can use it just like you would a drill bit now I've marked this for the stud behind this and this is where that's where I want my hole and I want to keep this from being cracked by putting a screw in here I'm sort of an easy trick if you don't have a drill bit handy just grab a finishing nail pop it in your drill and use it just like a drill bit

3 Comments

  • WFiIK

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks! It worked like a dream! 🙂

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  • FIX IT Home Improvement Channel

    April 15, 2019

    Hi,
    I marked the wall with a pencil over the stud, so it was just easy to hold to wood to that mark. I can also drill through without hurting any other surface.

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  • Daniel Zaytsev

    April 15, 2019

    why did you hold the wood in between the nail and wall

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