Archive for July 14th, 2009

Electric Drill Hung From Nail: Getting It Right

When you hang an electric hand drill on a nail pounded into a floor joist, you want the chuck jaws to just clear the nail. Too large and the drill tends to fall off. Too small and it won’t go.

I took way too long to figure this out, but…

Adjust the chuck properly just once, then run a fat marker around the jaws.

It’s trivially easy to get it right forever after: spin the chuck adjustment until the marks line up with the chuck nose and hang the drill up.

Maybe everybody else knows that.

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