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Quick Tip: Drilling with Depth Accuracy

One of the most challenging tasks in woodworking perhaps is drilling holes with depth accuracy.

Thank God for the drill press right!?

Well, what happens when you can’t use a drill press, or even worse, you don’t have one!

First things first, go get one! Seriously! It will cost you around $75-$150 and make all the differnece.

Check out these bench top drill presses by Wen 5-inch or 10-inch.

I have the 4208 10-inch myself and love it as an entry-level tool.

They are an essential tool to any shop and it will help you with drilling precise holes every time.

But in some cases a drill press might be possible (portability, size of material, etc.). and not every hole that’s drilled needs to be completely though the material.

Here’s a simple tip that will help you get drill to the proper length, every time.


Making a depth marker is as easy as using a piece of tape to mark the intended depth of that bit.

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