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Drill a smaller radius hole first, with its edge just kissing the inner edge of the hole you care about, then make your larger diameter cut. The cut should go a bit faster now since you have a clearance hole for chips, and it gives you a way to grab the circle left in your saw.


No hole-saw kit is complete without a plug remover: Might find them at Home Depot or the like. They work well for rough cut, but the finer the teeth, the tighter its going to be stuck in there. Reaming a few times before you punch through helps.


Lots of other good tips provided as answers so far, but the one thing no one has mentioned is that a drill is actually the wrong tool to use for driving screws. Sure, they work and lots of people use them, but the best tool to use would be an impact driver: An impact driver has much higher torque than a drill does, and rather than using a twisting motion ...


Try replacing your loose screws with Torx head screws, which are much more resistant to stripping: By design, Torx head screws resist cam-out better than Phillips head or slot head screws. Where Phillips heads were designed to cause the driver to cam out, to prevent overtightening, Torx heads were designed to prevent cam-out. These screws are also ...


Some tips Use the correct sized bit for the screw head. This really makes a huge difference. Some bits are much more accurately made than others. Buy a new one. Lubricate the screw. I have a tin of automotive grease I use for this but I've read you should use petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline). This quick and easy to do, just dip the srew before inserting. ...


From what you are describing you are using the wrong drill bit or not applying sufficient pressure. Make sure you have the right # drill bit for the screws. The wrong bit will strip the heads making it difficult to extract or to drive the screws further in. If you are using the right drill bit, stand directly over the screw and apply sufficient pressure ...

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