Emergency Countersinking in Softwoods

Try reader David Bolts effective emergency technique for drilling countersunk holes for screwheads in softwoods like pine

countersinking in softwoods

Try reader David Bolts effective emergency technique for drilling countersunk holes for screwheads in softwoods like pine, cedar and redwood. A 3/8-in. twist drill bitspun in reverse on slow speedwill bore a clean-edged countersink hole withoutgrabbing and tearing. Because the drill cuts slowly, you can easily control the countersink depth.

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