How to use a power drill?
If a tool can make our job the easiest, relieve us from the tedious physical activities and is available at a reduced and affordable price, everybody will and should go for it. That is the case with power drills- first, it gives you power and secondly, the cost of power drills has reduced considerably.
These practicalities have made hand drills are a thing of the past. Most householders now buy a power drill to achieve much higher speeds and a cleaner-cut edge than a hand drill.
Now the question looms large before us is “How to use a power drill?” My article titled the same question will make the job easier for you.
What and why is a power drill:
Actually, power drill is a screwdriver bitten by a radioactive spider. You need to add a bit to the chuck to match whatever screw you want to install.
You need a power drill for:
- Arduous screwing jobs, such as in construction or assembly
- Cut holes into a wall or other tough surfaces
How to Use:
You can now attach bits that will serve your purpose depending on what you are against — wood, plastic, porcelain, concrete. Here’s how it works:
- Set your bit into the chuck
- Tighten. Make sure it is pretty tight.
Now a day power drills are with two other vital components -a button, near the trigger and a torque setting. The button determines whether the drill will go forward or backward whereas the torque will tighten the screw until it feels a little tension.
Types of power drills:
There shouldn’t be any confusion that a power drill is run by electricity. Power drills are drilling tools that are not run or made to spin by human hand. It can be power run or battery run. Depending on the source it is deriving its energy to work, power drills fall into the following two categories:
Corded power drill: A corded drill is activated by connecting to a nearby power source and so offers high power.
Cordless power drill: A cordless drill is run by a battery which is rechargeable. It also offers high mobility and a similar range of features but differs in capability.
Different drill bit to fit the screw:
There are different types of drill bits for different types of material:
· General-purpose bit: It is a bit with a simple head, and can be used for most household projects.
· Spade or flat bit: It is used for construction, framing bolt-holes in wood.
· masonry bit: used to cut into concrete, brick, stone and cemented surface
· brad point bit: used especially [G1] for word or dowel work
· Bits with a diamond carbide tip: used for drilling into porcelain or other tough surfaces.
Make sure you are using the right size bit before you start drilling into any surface. The best technique would be to start with the narrowest bit available as you can make it bigger if need be.
So prior to using a power bit you need to know certain things to avoid inconvenient situations. It is strictly forbidden to treat it as a mock toy or prank device.