Zero clearance alternative?

can i start drilling a hole from the other side of the wood and then continue from the other side to prevent tear out? Alligning the drilled holes would probably be pretty annoying but maybe that can be solve by making a pilot hole?

mikeasaurus9 months ago

That is exactly how I do it on larger holes. Lining the exit up can be tricky, especially if it's not a straight cut, but starting with a small pilot hole is how it's done!