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Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 6:45AM

drilling tips

I read this a few months ago and saved it but don't recall where I found this useful tip.  Even though most of our customers simply attach our EZCrown frames to the top plate, in some cases they do need to drill their ceiling.

Getting dust in your eyes is potentially dangerous and just all-around not very much fun. And when you are drilling in the ceiling, sometimes even the best eye protection does not quite seem to be able to catch all of the little particles that flutter down from above, intent on finding and lodging themselves in your pupils. Not to mention how upset your spouse will be if you make a mess of your home.

Thankfully, there’s an easy fix. The next time you have to drill a bunch of holes into a ceiling, grab a left over shoebox and poke your drill bit through it so that the box’s opening faces the same way as the point of the bit. Then, attach the drill bit to your drill and get to work. The box will catch a majority of the dust that falls from your newly-created hole, saving both your eyes and time on clean up.

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