A Better Way to Install Eye Screws
I used to install hooks and eye screws by laboriously turning them into place with a screwdriver through the hole. Now I drill an appropriately sized hole, then mount a matching hook or open eye-bolt into my drill chuck, as shown in the drawing above. After hand-tightening the eye screw, I insert the hook and spin the eye screw home in seconds. I use an extra measure of caution with this technique so that I don’t accidentally hook adjacent work or a finger.
Frank Gundermann, Mission, None