Old-School Tips For Drilling Holes (VIDEO)

In this video, veteran tradesman Scott Wadsworth shares all of his tips for drilling holes that he has learned over the years. Scott covers how to drill holes in a variety of materials and with an a assorted collection of drill bits, so there’s something here for everyone.

Essential Craftsman 

Essential Craftsman videos feature Scott Wadsworth. Scott started working as a craftsman in 1974. His career has encompassed logging, saw milling, guiding elk hunters, production framing, commercial concrete, steel fabrication, blacksmithing, and every aspect of residential carpentry and contracting. Scott has been married to his high school sweetheart Kelly Comerford for 39 years. They have four children and ten grandchildren. His son Nate handles the video production and whip-cracking side of Essential Craftsman.   

Thanks for sharing your terrific videos with Construction Pro Tips Scott! 

Norseman Jobber Drill Set

CPT is based out of Minnesota, and we love to highlight products, tools and gears from local manufacturers. For this edition of Pro Picks, Mark and Josh decided to put the spotlight on a local company right out of St. Paul, Norseman Drill and Tool. Norseman makes high-quality steel drill bits and drivers, but their real claim to fame is the Jobber Drill Sets. This particular set that Josh loves is the Ultra Dex Type 240-UB 135 Degree Split Point Magnum Super Premium Jobber Drill Set. It has an extra durable case that comes with 29 drill bits ranging from .0059-in. all the way up to an 1.5-in. For more on the Jobber Drill Set and to learn all the details that make it a CPT Pro Pick, watch the video above.

Check out this tip for drilling with a backer board.