(drill whirling) (banging) (drill whirling) – I know this sounds a little crazy and I still can't believe it. But here I am, a fully grown man and yet I still pretend that I'm loading a
magazine into a handgun, every time I swap over drill batteries. Does that sound like you? Let me know down below. Yeah, it's a little weird. It's like, ever since I brought
out all this cordless gear, I think we all do it.
And the reason why I do it, I think is that I'd like to be
a little bit like James Bond. Yeah, yeah you know? Licenced to drill. (drill whirling) (blowing) (laughing) Get it? I said drill didn't say kill, Nah didn't say licence to kill. I said drill, because of the Bond
connection and that's the, that's the joke. I'll go. G'day folks, Uncle Knackers here from
DIY For Knuckleheads and welcome to episode four of My Workshop Hacks, Tips,
and Tricks video series. And in today's video, we'll be looking at the holy
grail of household tools, (drill whirling) the cordless drill. sharing a few simple tips on
how to make drilling holes that little bit easier. And remember, for more
good stuff just like this, make sure you hit that subscribe button and click the notification bell. You're a legend. No doubt we've all seen the
old trick of applying tape to a drill bit to act as a depth gauge which works really well. But after drilling multiple holes, the end of that tape can get a bit ragged, which means that it's not as accurate as when you first applied it.
So as an alternative, try this. Go grab yourself a permanent
marker like a sharpie, and then on the drill bit mark a line across your desired depth for your hole, and you're good to go. (drill whirling) (blowing) Beautiful. And the same sort of thing can be done to a regular drill bit. Just mark on the drill bit, the depth you want your hole
and then with the Sharpie, mark the drill bit and then
just slowly start the drill. (drill slowly whirling) And you've got yourself a depth gauge. and you're up and running. (drill whirling) Too easy. Ah yeah just very quickly, do yourself a favour and make
sure you watch the entire video because toward the end I've
got a couple of cracking tips that you won't want to miss. Now tip number two is
an oldie but a goodie. And I learnt all the way back in the day of the dinosaur, back in 1982 during a year eight wood-work class. And I think that was taken by Mr.Tapscott.
Now the idea is before you drive that screw into some wood, grab yourself some wax, I've just got some surfboard wax here, but any old wax will do really. And then just coat that
thread of the screw with that wax and that will make driving that screw with
your cordless drill, so much easier. And in particular, if you're driving the screws by hand, this tip is gold. (drill whirling) How easy was that? That was like a hot knife through butter.
Now Ol' Tappy had pretty greasy hair. And he used to tell us if
you can't lay your hands on any wax just grab your screw and rub it through your
hair and the natural oils from your hair will coat the screw doing the same job. And I tell what it, actually does work. So there you go, there's today's bonus tip. Now for anyone out there
who hasn't got the space in their workshop for a drill press or can't justify the cost of buying one, just to drill a couple of holes, you might find that
drilling a hole straight with your cordless drill a little tricky. So I think my next tip, my next cost-effective
tip should help you out. Now all you need to do is get
a couple of pieces of scrap which is great because
it costs you nothing, and just make sure that this
edge here is nice and square. like you can see just like that. And now all you need to do is
to grab your cordless drill and place the drill bit
hard on the inside edge.
Hold on tight, and away you go. (drill whirling) (blowing) Now that I have to say isn't too bad, I love it. It's not perfect. But it's pretty good. Now this little handy tip
can be a real time saver. Grab yourself a magnet, I've got a rare earth magnet here. They're really strong and just attach that to the side of the drill. The metal parts inside
of the cordless drill should attract that magnet
and hold it in place. But you can hot glue it
there if you want to. Now to save time going
through your nail bag trying to find the right screw, just attach these to that
magnet for easy access. My next handy little tip is
this Jimmy DiResta inspired, homemade drill press for a cordless drill.
It's an absolute ripper. You can knock one of these up in about 10 minutes
flat out of scrap wood. So it cost you nothing, but the key is you need
to have this a perfect 90 degree angle, just like that. Now as well as making
the actual drill press, you'll also need to hot glue a block to the top of the cordless drill and that block will fit
nicely inside those tracks, making it easy for the
drill to slide up and down. And it works just like this. (drill whirling) (blowing) Beautiful. Now we'll just check that
line for up and down and bang, that looks pretty good.
I'm a Happy Chappy. Now here's a handy tip that
I learned the hard way. If you find yourself out on a job site and your cordless drill
is running low on juice and you don't have a spare
battery lying around, switch the power from two, which is fast, down to one which is slow. And hopefully that will
conserve enough energy in that battery to finish the job. Now this next tip is really
handy if you're nailing close to the end of a thin bit of material like what I've got here, which is hardwood, which is also very brittle. So what you normally do
is you drill a pilot hole on the ends there, and then you can nail away without fear of splitting that wood. But if you don't have a
drill bit the same size or slightly smaller than your nail, you're in a bit of trouble.
So what we can do is use the actual nail and just snip off the head, (clipping) just like that. And then we can use the
nail as the drill bit. (drill whirling) Let's see how it works. (drill whirling) One hole. (drill whirling) Two holes. And hopefully they shouldn't split. (hammering) Lovely. (hammering) Perfecto. Okay guys, you're ready for this one? This my final tip and is brought
to you by my special guest, Sir David Attenborough. (beeping) The world as we know it,
is an astonishing place. But this one age old question
that has puzzled mankind since the dawn of time.
And that is can you peel an
apple with a cordless drill? Let's find out. (drill whirling) And the answer is yes, yes, ya can. (crunching) Mm, delicious! Great tip knackers, Peeling apples. Who would have thought? We might have go into the
apple peeling business after seeing that. I hope you enjoyed that little selection of tips and tricks. And if you did, big thumbs up will be greatly appreciated. And after all of that, I think I really need a cup of tea. So till next time, be good, be safe and I am out of here.