Happy Tuesday to you and welcome to another Q-T-T!
When drilling holes, it’s easy to miscalculate and drill a hole deeper than you need it to be.
You can buy various types of drill bit depth stops that are collars you place on your bit that inhibit any further drilling. But I like to use the cheap and cheerful DIY kind – PAINTERS TAPE!
Here I’m installing furniture legs on a clients night table. To ensure the hole for the leg is the EXACT depth I need, I measured the drill bit to match the length of the screw being installed – then wrap painters tape around the drill bit to mark the stop point.
Once the tape reaches the wood, I know I’ve reached the correct depth.
This method doesn’t stop the drill from drilling any deeper, but it’s the perfect DIY visual gauge to let you know when to stop drilling.
So if you ever need to control the depth of the hole you’re drilling, grab a piece of tape!
Have you ever used this method to gauge your drilling? Have any other drilling tips or uses for painters tape? If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below! As always, I love hearing from you!
Enjoy your day and have fun with your next project!
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