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How Do You Use A Drill For Beginners?

Author: E. Silva (aka ‘Awesome Man’ - The TRUEST Niche Specialty Expert)

Hello, drill – user wannabies …. heh hehe hehe hehe hehe heheh he …. just kidding, there. I was once a wannabie myself … I don’t judge you …. I’m glad you came ….

I’m ecstatic that you want to give your first go when it comes to picking up a drill and having at it … I just want you to be aware of a few things, however, before ya get going. So please read what your pal, Efrain Silva, has to say on this ….

Now first of all, get to read the manual ( online, or by hard – copy book ) … this will detail, with pictures and all, how each part comes together in your drill, what each part is for, what is all included, and much other stuff. So have a good glance at that, just to get your bearings. And with that being said, what I have learned is this — every drill will typically have the same parts : a forward and reverse switch ( which is one single switch, or can be two, on either side of the drill … that basically controls the direction you are drilling in ) , the main trigger ( by which you start the action and drill ) , the chuck ( basically an adjuster, close to the tip of the drill, and that can do more, based on what kind you got ) , the clutch torque selector ( for choosing your power and speed levels … ooh yeah ) , and last but not least, the battery ( for keeping the electrical device powered, usually found at the drill’s base ) .

Now, to use the drill, plug it into its battery. Charge that by a wall. Once it’s green – lit and ready, use it. Turn it on. Put in the size of drill – bit you’d need ( bigger is better, if your object or target is bigger or more thick ) . And then push that trigger down to move the drill ( keeping in mind that if the forward – arrow button, on the side of the drill is pushed, then you will be drilling forwards … and likewise if the back – arrow button, on the side of the drill is pushed, then you will be drilling backwards …

Now keep in mind, on that same thought … that when you ‘drill backwards’, you usually do this just to pull out a nail, screw, etc … from its place. This is when you need to remove or dis – assemble. And when you drill forwards, you are basically, instead, driving that nail, screw or whatever object you have right into that target position you are placing the drill at. Does that make sense?

And of course, fancier drills come loaded with dozens of different drill – bit sizes ( as well as torque – control buttons and settings ).