How to Drill a Pilot Hole with a Nail
By: Joe Truini
Often when you’re driving finishing nails into moldings, the nail will split the wood unless you drill a pilot hole first. But tiny drill bits have a habit of breaking after a few uses. So rather than using a drill bit, drill the perfect-sized pilot hole using a finishing nail. Clip the head off the nail with wire cutters, then chuck the headless nail into a drill. Bore the hole, then drive in a nail.
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