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This instructable is a quick modification for drill drivers done at Techshop that will help the drill bit driver to seat into a screw head better so you can avoid stripping out the heads of your screws. The taper (point) on a driver bit sometimes gets in the way of it seating snugly into the flat bottomed screw head. As always start with the correctly sized driver for screw you are using.

Materials/Tools Needed:

Driver
Screw
Cordless Drill
Disc Sander (Techshop!)
Metal File
 
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Step 1: Load Driver Into Cordless Drill

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Load the driver bit into your cordless drill.

Step 2: Square Off the End of the Driver with Disc Sander

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Turn the disc sander on and then using the table to rest the drill on, hold the drill at a 90 degree angle to the disc sander face and carefully flatten the point off of the driver end.

Step 3: Inspect Your Work and File if Necessary

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Inspect your work and test fit your drill bit driver. If some of the metal burrs get in the way of a good fit, just file them away with a metal file and then enjoy frustration free screwing!
Dr Qui2 years ago
You should run the drill/driver when holding it against the sander/grind stone. This will give you a squarer finish with hopeful no need to do any filing at all.