Drilling Precise Angles

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

By Ethan Bickford

Angle Finding Jig:

Need to get a somewhat precise angle on a pilot hole or screw?

Check out our quick and easy way for drilling precise holes, or installing screws at an certain angle.

Take your speed-square and line up the 90 degree corner with the center line of the hole you need to drill.

Then start your hole with your drill and tilt the body of the drill until the centHow To Drill A Precise Angle or Screwerline of the drill lines up with 90 minus the angle you want (in this case I needed a 30 degree angle for pre-drilling railing for screwing balusters into place, 90-30=60).

Keep it lined up and drill away. I like to do a check on the other axis too to make sure that I’m not wandering too much in the other direction.

There is more than on way to skin a cat:

Another method that works well is to cut a 1 x 4 or 1 x 5 at the angle you need and then use that cut to guide your drill bit and drill during the cut.

Either one of these methods will allow you to achieve drilling precise angles



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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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