How to Sink a Bolt Into Wood

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Sinking a bolt into wood is something you have to do in a very careful way. Sink a bolt into wood with help from a Foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. And today, I'm going to teach you how to sink a bolt into wood. For this we'll be using a paddle bit, also a hex socket, now with your paddle bit, you want to make sure that the diameter is the same, that way when you put your hole with your paddle bit in, you can counter sink it in with your hex socket bit, your bolt, also you want a washer and a nut for it, a drill bit, which is the same size diameter as your bolt, we're going to be using a battery powered drill, you can also use a corded drill. To start with take and put your paddle bit into your drill, go to your piece of wood and you want to put a hole into it, you want to make sure that you don't go very deep, what I like to do, is actually take and look about the size of the bolt, that you're going to be putting in there, if you notice the head, it's only abut a quarter inch so we want to go about a quarter inch into the wood. Now I take the bolt and I put it in there, make sure that it's not sticking out, it's nice and flush, then switch your drill bit, as you can see here the paddle bit actually put us a guide hole, for our drill bit so put it through there, you're ready for your bolt, take your hex socket bit and place it in your drill, if you don't have one a socket also works, tighten it down a little bit, take your washer, put it on the back side and also your nut and tighten it down, using your vice grips, grab the nut on the back and begin to tighten. And there you go, nice, flush and sunk into your wood. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors. And you just learned how to sink a bolt into wood. Thanks for watching and good luck with your next project.

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