Though using a power drill is not a big thing, but if you do not know the mechanism well, this handy machine can turn itself into a devil and can give you a real hard time; who knows, you may end up with some toll from your health insurance scheme as well.
Be it a cordless or corded drill, for every houses Power Drill or electric drill is a must-have item. From drilling to driving, a power drill can be used for many purposes, not just for DIY projects but also for creating a hole or fasting various materials. As power drill comes with many options and applications, for a novice it can be often confusing to use it for the first time. So here in my article, I will shed some light on a different adjustment that is required to know for using a drill for the first time. Though different brands come with the different mechanism the core adjustments are more or less the same for all the brands.
Setting Up the Drill
Setting up the drill before usages are the most important factor. A drill can function with multiple drill bits. So, before using a drill, make sure to set the purpose and choose the right kind of bit to have a successful accomplishment.
Setting the Perfect Speed
A drill comes with multiple speed to perform its task, from low to high, you can set the speed of your own. Speeding high or low depends on the task you will be performing, often higher speed for drilling and lower speed for driving. Another important note to keep in mind, do not change the speed unless the tool is completely stopped, else it can cause some accidents.
Forward & Reverse Button
Every drill comes with a forward and reverses button; by pressing the forward button, the drills goes front and by pressing the reverse button it comes backward; say you need a deep hole, first, you put the forward button and when it is done, press the reverse button and pull out the drill.
Setting the Right Clutch
Clutch is the thing that let drills to have more control over the amount of torque applied to a screw. A drill has a different level of the clutch and setting it right is the most important job for the user. You will find different numbers from 1 to 10 and you will find an arrow for rotation. For setting up the clutch you need to rotate it and adjust your desired number. The higher the number, the higher the torque and larger the fastener that can be provided.
Adjusting the Chuck
Chuck is the things that adjust the bit with the drill. To attach the bit you need to rotate the sleeve of the chuck counter-clockwise, it will open up its teeth, and you need to put a bit 2-3 inches between its teeth and then rotate the sleeve again to tighten chuck; make sure the teeth of the chuck are tightly adjusted against the bits, else it might come up when drilling or fastening. There are many options available from ¼ inches to ½ inches even some are 3/8 inches. The ½ inches chuck are best for heavy appliance and the 3/8 inches are best for versatile usages.
Keeping Its Position Straight
Make sure to keep the drill perpendicular to your workplace to have a smooth accomplishment and have a steady hold over the drill.