What Can You Use if You Don’t Have a Drill

Tools are important to every professional and amateur handyman. Unfortunately, tools break and get lost, and sometimes you’re in urgent need of a tool that you don’t have at hand for one reason or another.

Just like other tools, what can you use if you don’t have a drill? Today, Vinhomes will help you to do a DIY drill in case you lose your important tool.

The main function of a drill is to make holes for bolts in hard surfaces. The other function is to ease the stress of screwing bolts instead of using a manual screwdriver. It does come in handy, when you have to screw a multitude of bolts. Below, we give you 4 most situations when you can do without a real drill.

  • For drilling holes into plastic
  • Make your own bow drill
  • Brace and bit
  • Self-drilling screws

For drilling holes into plastic

  • Heat a sharp piece of copper.
  • Place over the plastic surface, where you wish to drill a hole.
  • Let it melt the plastic into the shape of a hole.

The trick is to have the ideal size copper piece, but you can easily find it in your local hardware store.

Make your own bow drill

  • Use two wooden sticks – tie a strong piece of string on both ends of one to serve as a bow, and the other should have a sharp end on one side and a handle on the other.
  • Scrape out small hole in the wood, where you wish to drill your hole.
  • Place the pointy end of your second stick there and apply pressure.
  • Wrap the string (bow) around the drill bit.
  • Drill into the wood by pushing on the handhold and moving the bow.

Brace and bit

If you happen to own a tool called a brace, and if you’re in need of drilling larger holes, this is your solution. Simply apply pressure at the top of the brace and rotate the u-shaped bit.

Self-drilling screws

You can save yourself a lot of trouble if you simply get your hands on self-drilling screws. Look in your local hardware store and just use a normal screwdriver.