It is the part that holds the bit (as its name indicates). 95% of today's drills are made up of a two-part automatic chuck that you can loosen and tighten by hand.
How should a bit be attached and removed?
We will simply have to turn the chuck so that we can place the bit and adjust it to our needs.
It is usually indicated by the symbol of a hammer.
If you want to drill a homogeneous material such as wood, metal, plastic, you will have to disconnect the hammer. And you should place it whenever you want to drill a wall, concrete, brick ...
Rotation direction selector
It is a key or lever placed above the trigger to move with the index finger or thumb. Used to select the direction of rotation. By default, we always drill in the clockwise direction since it is the direction of work of the drills.
Small wheel in the middle of the trigger that is used to select the maximum depth that the trigger can reach and therefore the rotation speed that the drill can reach.
Automatic speed regulator
It is the key that you press to hold the trigger at a certain depth without using force with your finger. If we have to turn for ten minutes at the same speed, it is enough to press the key.
Now that I know each of the parts that the drill has, I have the drill bit that the person from the hardware store has told me, selected the hammer of the drill, plugged in and the machine is already in hand to drill ... can I make the hole to hang a picture? No!
Although at first glance it may not seem so, the truth is that the walls of houses can be full of plumbing and heating pipes, electrical conduits ... so once we mark the point we want to drill we have to have some prior considerations before use our drill .
Preliminary steps before drilling
Verify that no installation passes through the point that we are going to drill.
Never pierce the vertical of a faucet, stopcock, radiator socket, or socket on both sides of the wall. Simply with this advice 99% of the time, you will not have problems.
If you do not have the entire installation of your house controlled and you are afraid of messing it up, you can always count on a material detector, a superpro device that will tell you if there are any surprises behind that point on the wall that you have chosen.
Equip yourself well with the correct security measures.
We must have gloves, glasses ... safety is never too much.
Check that the cable is long enough to do the job and find a suitable extension cord if you need it. This will happen to you more than once.
Pick up the dust sooner!
The drill drops dust while drilling. Don't leave anything underneath that you don't want dusty!
After all these tips are we ready to use it? You are right!
But we also want to help you not make a choice that we regret.
Tips on how to use a drill
If it is the first time that you do it and you do not have help, do not start with the wall of the living room. It is the area that your guests see the most at home.
First, place the drill on the point on the wall that you have marked and start turning very slowly until you mark a good point of support. If you accelerate too hard, you run the risk of the drill moving.
Accelerate constantly and keep the drill firmly against the wall. Try not to move sideways or you will have a larger hole than expected.
Take out the drill, insert the plug, and screw whatever you want to hang.
I hope that with this explanation on how to use a drill you can enjoy the feeling of having made it yourself. You are halfway to being a handyman!