If you need to drill holes into steel or other metals, you run the risk of damaging your drill bits or work material. Ask The Builder has some tips to help you get it right.
It is important to use the correct tool for the job, so opt for a variable speed drill. Make sure your bits are sharp and designed for use on metal. Make a guide with a metal punch or nail, and use it to stop the drill from slipping.
You may need to use oil as a coolant if you need to drill through thick steel, and the key to success is to start the drill at a low speed. If you see smoke, you need more lubricating oil!
Check out the video above to see how it should be done.
How to Drill Into Steel Like a Pro [Ask the Builder]
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