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Forum topic by TerinaC posted 699 days ago 635 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TerinaC

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699 days ago

Sorry – its the local blonde here guys :) OK – so I bought a new impact drill – as I burnt out both my cordless and my 30 yrs old electric trying to drill this 100 yr old hardwood – and it works GREAT – so much better – but because the timber is about 2 inches thick – I have discovered my holes aren’t straight? or do I need a drill press – or is there something I can convert my drill into a drill press??? Thanks fellas :-)

-- Terina C


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#1 posted 699 days ago

They make a Drill guide you can get at one of the box stores. I know General makes one…... Remember to let the bit do the work and do not force it and take the bit out to clean out the shavings as you get deeper into the wood. Hope this helps…...

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#2 posted 699 days ago

I bought this guide from Garret Wade awhile back. I needed a guide for repairing spindle bores. It’s not quite as accurate as a drill press but does a pretty good job.

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#3 posted 699 days ago

You could use a square block and draw a square line on it to guide you if you don’t have too many to do.

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