How to drill a square hole in to wood

Written by pamela gardapee
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If you find yourself needing to make a square hole in a piece of wood and all you have is a drill and a sabre saw, you will be able to make that square hole in a matter of minutes. There is no reason to run out and buy more tools to make one little hole.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Sabre saw
  • Drill
  • 1/2-inch drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

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  1. 1

    Draw a square on a piece of wood using the ruler and pencil. Make sure to connect the corners, as this will be vital to making the square.

  2. 2

    Use the drill with the 1/2-inch bit to make a pilot hole. Drill the hole just inside one of the corners in the square. Do not drill on the line, drill inside the line for the square.

  3. 3

    Take the sabre saw, and insert the blade into the hole you just made. Turn on the saw, and angle the blade toward the line you made for the square. Continue to saw on the line until you complete the square.

  4. 4

    Use the sandpaper to smooth the square's edges. Be careful not to round the edges or the corners when sanding.

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