It won't be the quickest way to drill a pilot hole, but sometimes, it's quicker than a trip to the shops!
Drill Bit Hack
If you don't have a drill bit at hand and need something urgently, then here's a hack I learnt recently while installing guttering!
You can find my original post here:
First, grab a straight nail - slimmer than your screw and make sure it isn't an oval shaped nail. Then hack saw off the nail head.
This should take about a minute. It's a little fiddly without a clamps, but it can be done.
Now fix it in your combi drill and tighten as you would do a normal drill bit.
Now create your pilot hole as normal. Above, I'm pre-drilling a hole through some plastic roof detail and also going through the TOP end of the plastic guttering.
Then screw as normal.
- Combi drill
- Nail slimmer than the screw
- Hack saw
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