Today the screwdriver is one of the most popular and demanded tools in the household. Everyone wants to have such a device in their arsenal. At the same time, not every home craftsman thinks about the fact that the functionality of a screwdriver is much wider than one might think at first glance. Here are some useful tricks that will come in handy sooner or later.
1. Handicraft restrictive pen drill
When working with a feather drill on wood, every now and then you bury the hole too much or you don't get the right depth right away. In order to make grooves strictly to the required depth, it is enough to take a ruler and a pencil and apply a corresponding mark on the flat part of the drill. In the future, it will allow you to quickly and without unnecessary trouble to understand whether it's time to stop.
2. Self-tapping holder
While working with a screwdriver, you often have to climb into some hard-to-reach places where it becomes difficult to turn and operate with your hands. Being in this position, it would not be at all superfluous to have working self-tapping screws at hand. The question can be solved using a conventional neodymium magnet stuck to a screwdriver.
3. Unscrewing the self-tapping screw without the required slot
This method is also applicable to problematic self-tapping screws, the cap of which was licked or even torn off during previous twisting attempts. All you have to do is use a small circular file first. With its help, a cutout is made in the hardware for a flat slot of a screwdriver, after which the self-tapping screw is unscrewed in the usual way.
4. Direction of countersink
The countersink is an extremely useful screwdriver attachment that allows you to create indentations of the desired shape. But she has the custom of sliding off during work and cutting wood where it was not needed. In order to prevent this from happening, at the installation site of the countersink, you must first make a small hole using a conventional wood drill.
5. Bolts in wood without bushings
For a screwdriver, you can make a homemade tool that will allow you to make a carving for bolts in a tree. This will eliminate the need for metal bushings. All you need to do is take a bolt of the required diameter and cut off its cap. Next, the bolt is cut with a circular saw to the middle of the thread on four sides. The bottom of the slotted bolt is then ground using electronic emery to form a funnel. The threading attachment is ready.
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