How to Use a Drill: A Beginner’s Guide

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A drill-driver is one of the most basic and essential tools in your toolbox. Whether you are building furniture, hanging a shelf on the wall, assembling store-bought furniture, or just about any other DIY home improvement project, it makes adding fasteners so much easier.

As beginners, we don’t always pay attention to the settings of a drill. We just know it’s supposed to drive when we put it in forward and drive out when we put it in reverse. Trust me, using your drill driver will be much easier when you understand all the settings.

A Beginner’s Guide

Loading a Bit in the Drill

You can load a drill or driver bit into your drill driver in two ways: manually turn the chuck or use the drill action. 

Picking the Speed Setting

The top switch on your drill is the speed setting. It will have two speeds, 1 and 2. The speeds are used for two different actions. 

How To Hold the Drill-Driver

One of the most critical aspects of using a drill-driver is holding it correctly. 

How To Drill a Hole Using a Drill

To drill a hole into the material using a drill bit: Pick the correct drill bit, pick the correct size, load the bit, set the speed, and slowly drill.