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How to Drill a Hole at an Angle

By February 12, 2013

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There are three ways you can drill a hole at an angle.  Taking the old Sears Good-Better-Best method of rating things and turning it around backwards:

  • Best - Drill press.  The cheapest drill press I have found is Harbor Freight for $129.  Your biggest investment, though, is space.  Do you really want that drill press taking up all that room?
  • Better - Pocket jig.  A neat item that attaches to the work material and helps guide your drill.  Cost:  about $60.
  • Good - Cost:  $0.00.  This method of drilling a hole at an angle uses two drill bits and your drill.  Not an amazingly precision hole (don't use this for furniture-making) but it works for most home remodeling projects.

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