How to Drill a Hole For a Taper Pin

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How to Drill a Hole For a Taper Pin
Tapered drill bits have a top that is wider than the bottom. (Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images)

A taper pin is a self-holding device commonly used to make a connection between two objects. Often, this device is made from metal and connects metal pieces. In order to use this pin, drill a hole. Considering the shape of the pin, the hole must also be tapered. Therefore, you must use a tapered drill bit. Use this drill bit in the same manner you use in any drill bit.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Power drill
  • Tapered drill bit

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  1. 1

    Secure the tapered drill bit on to the power drill. Turn the chuck of the drill counterclockwise to widen the bit insertion point.

  2. 2

    Insert the back end of the tapered drill bit into the opening on the chuck. Secure the bit in place by turning the chuck of the drill clockwise.

  3. 3

    Place the point of the tapered drill bit in the location where you will drill the tapered hole.

  4. 4

    Squeeze the trigger of the power drill toward the back of the drill. This will trigger the bit to begin turning into the wood and penetrating.

  5. 5

    Continue squeezing the trigger on the drill until the drill bit reaches the depth you desire.

  6. 6

    Release the trigger and pull the drill from the object you are drilling, after you finish making the hole.

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