Sometimes you need to drill a hole in order to be able to get a nail to go thru something without splitting it.
All you need to do is use that nail, or one like it, as a drill bit. You just place the nail into your drill like you would a regular drill bit and start drilling.
You have to be able to get the larger part of the nail up in behind the jaws (chuck) of the drill so it is straight and won’t wobble., but this is usually no problem.
This technique works especially well with finish nails and. believe it or not,this works in oak wood (Hard) as well as softer woods. (I don’t suppose it will work in metal tho..) It’s also cheaper than breaking drill bits all the time. (Course they don’t last as long, but then, they are practically free.)
What would you have done? Enter your comments below!