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Garden gate hinge installation

Gate hardware hinge installation.

Drilling the holes for the gate hinge was barely within the Dewalt's limits.

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Whenever I need to drill a hole that's large I start with drilling a small hole, then use a larger drill to make a medium size hole, then use the right size drill for the whatever diameter hole is needed instead of trying to do it all at once. The job ends up going quicker, saves me from being frustrated and doing a lot of cursing.
Comment by Nayan Mon Jun 25 11:03:17 2018
Thanks Nayan, that is a good tip that would've made this job easier on the battery powered drill, but I only had one bit that was long enough to drill through a 4x4. If I had to install these gates on a regular basis I might get a smaller long bit to be able to split the load between the two.
Comment by mark Tue Jun 26 09:07:57 2018

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