Today I'm sharing a legendary shop secret that I use at least a few times a week. I forget who and where I attained this golden tip, but I know it's used around the world. My hunch is that an inventive Mexican thought of this;)
In my case here, I needed this 2 1/2 inch screw to pop our of this block only 1/2 inch.
Rip off about a 3-4 inch piece of tape. Any masking tape over 1" thick works wonders. Then, apply it to the drill bit at the depth you need the drilling to be "stopped". In my case it is @ 1/2 an inch from the tip.
Hope you enjoyed this secret. I'll be sharing many more. Some by me and others by 'others'. I credit sources when I can, but in cases like this I will credit El Carpintero Mysterioso the Johnny Appleseed of great shop ideas worldwide.
Mucho Secretos to come...
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