What do the numbers mean on a cordless drill?
The numbers on a cordless drill indicate the torque breaking point or rotary power. The higher the number, the greater the force or torque. … We’ll explain how to adjust the torque or clutch settings on a drill and what the hammer settings on a cordless drill do.
What do the different settings on a drill mean?
Setting 1 is low speed/high torque and is best for driving screws. Setting 2 is a medium speed/torque and can be used for drilling or driving. Setting 3 is the highest speed and is meant for drilling or driving fasteners. … To adjust your clutch, align the arrow to a lower setting and start driving a screw.
How do you stop a drill from slipping?
To keep a drill bit from wandering when drilling in metal, put the point of a center punch or nail set on the spot you want the hole, then tap it with a hammer to make a small dent in the metal. Chuck the drill bit in the drill, place the bit on the dent, and drill the hole. Watch this video to find out more.
How far in do you put a drill bit?
For bits below 1/2″, my experience is that a minimum of about 1/2″ in the chuck is adequate for most drilling. You can insert more including past the flutes if you find the bit protrudes too much. The depth of insertion affects the maximum drilling depth.