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Why and How to use a Drill Depth Stop

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 6th Nov 2020

Changing an SDS Chuck Mechanism can be daunting if you have never done so before. That is why we have created this handy Toolstop guide. If you want to know how to change a drill chuck, to be precise how to change the chuck on an sds drill, follow the given steps to be able to do so with ease.

Drill Depth Stops are a great piece of equipment to make sure you drill the same depth holes each time. This Toolstop blog explains the importance of Drill Bit Depth Stops and how they can be used to perfect drilling each time.

Why and How to use a Drill Depth Stop

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Your new drill comes with a depth stop for a reason. However, many of us leave it in the box or in the back of the van. This guide from Toolstop will show you the reasons why you should be using it!

Why use a Drill Depth Stop?

Depth Stops are supplied with good quality drills for a reason. Quite simply they enable you to drill to an exact depth! They’re particularly useful when drilling holes in wood, plasterboard or masonry for fixings. Typically for these types of drilling applications, we’ll have a standard 10mm drill bit in our drill, but it’s important that we don’t drill too deep otherwise the rawlplug will be too deep and won’t be as effective for our fixing.

Eric from Bosch explains the reasons you should be using your depth stop on Toolstop TV, which you can watch here:

How to use a Drill Bit Depth Stop

Once the drill bit is in the chuck, pull back the depth-stop until it’s positioned at the same length as the bit. We recommend taking a look at this drill bit set from Bosch if you’re drilling into brick or masonry. Get it here.

Then take the rawlplug or other wall plug and line it up with the side handle of your drill. Mark the position of the end of the rawlplug on the depth stop with your thumb, then slide the depth stop back to the position you’re marking with your thumb.

Now take the rawlplug and measure it against the end of the depth-stop; the plug should now line up with the end of your drill bit.

Bear in mind that the rawlplug – or other type of wall plug – is designed to allow the screw to protrude a few millimetres beyond the end of it so that it grips firmly into the surface you’re drilling into.

You’re now ready to drill, assured that the depth of the hole will be perfect for the wall plug and the screw you’re using for the fixing.

If you’ve got any questions about getting the best from your power tools, regardless of the type of application you’re preforming, let us know and we'll be happy to answer!

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