How to Put a Drill Bit on a Drill

Drills are used for home improvement projects, woodworking and installing fixtures for lights and wall hangings. Putting a drill bit onto a drill is the first step when working with a drill.

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Select the proper drill bit for your project, taking into consideration the size of the hole you need to make.

If the hood of the drill is in a closed position, you will be able to see three teeth extending toward the center of the drill. Rotate the hood of the drill counter-clockwise until you no longer see these teeth.

Hood of the drill in an open position, with no teeth visible.
Hood of the drill in an open position, with no teeth visible.

Insert the drill bit into the hood and rotate it clockwise to secure the bit.

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