A better way to drill horizontally - Fine Homebuilding Tip
previous
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
    Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertop Ideas
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
next
Pin It

A better way to drill horizontally

While building a barn addition, I needed to drill holes in angle iron to attach the poles with lag bolts. As shown in the drawing at right, I used my whole body to lean against the drill, using a 2x4 comfortably positioned between my shoulder and my toe. More comfort, less fatigue, and more control. This method would work equally well when drilling into concrete.


Click to enlarge image


Next Article
Next Article: Tip: