How many drills do you have around the house? How often do you use them? Have you never purchased a drill before?
Whether you are a beginner when it comes to using a drill, or a professional looking for a refresher, we are going to walk you through how to use a cordless drill effectively.
So, why are we looking at cordless drills? We believe cordless drills are definitely the way to go because they are powerful and a lot more convenient.
We find cords just get in the way, especially if you are trying to get into a smaller space. Cordless drills are easier to use, lightweight, and come equipped with a lot of features to complete your drilling experience.
How to Use One Effectively
So, now it is time for the main section of this entire article. How should you go about using a cordless drill? Well, first things first; it is integral that you are buying a cordless drill rather than a corded drill, as we discussed before.
In doing so, you will need to ensure that the battery remains charged and fully juiced up before you go do your work. So, the first thing you will need to do is ensure that the battery is charged to the proper amount before starting your work.
On many of the best cordless drills, there will be a place that displays the level of the battery and where it should be charged.
Once the charge is complete,it is now time to understand what drill bits you are going to use. Take a look at the screw or the nails you are using for your job and choose the bit that is going to work the best for the task at hand.
DO NOT use the wrong bit with the wrong screw, as this is going to cause stripping and destroying of the screw at hand right now. We recommend that you take the time to go through each drill bit that comes with the set, and see all of the options that you have.
This is it for the preparation stage of the drill. Although it may not seem as important, it is crucial that you take the time to prepare the drill effectively so it can be used in the best way possible.
The Drilling Process
So how should you be using a cordless drill throughout the actual process of drilling? First of all, it is very important to note how you are holding the drill and how much pressure you are applying on the drill itself.
If you are not applying a lot of force on the nail or screw with the drill, you are more likely to slip while drilling. This can be dangerous for you, and can also lead to destroying the material you are focusing on.
We recommend that you hold the drill with two hands (although sometimes one is enough), and that you apply enough force that the screw is straight on the material you are drilling into.
Hold the drill straight at all times so that you are drilling accurately. We recommend that you go slowly, especially if you are a beginner, just to ensure that it is safe and the screw is catching the drill bit.
Go in as far as the screw can, and depending on the type of project, you are definitely going to want to tighten it. Keep it tight, keep it straight, keep pressure on it and we are sure you will have been successful when using the cordless drill!
Why Do We Use It Properly?
While it is interesting to find out why you are using a cordless drill, it is also important to find out why we bother doing this in the first place.
The main reason we tell you how to use a cordless drill is to prolong the drill’s life. We need to ensure that we are using it properly, so it can increase the longevity of the drill.
This is why we always recommend taking care of your drill, even under difficult situations such as being in a construction zone. Try to be cautious with the drill, and this way you will not have to replace it anytime soon.