We’re trying to build a banister. This piece of wood would be the end piece. The tip of the drill barely goes into the wood before it gets stuck. We just tried charging the battery, but that wasn’t the fix.

Any insight would be great.

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    is the drill turning in the correct direction?
    – jsotola
    Nov 6, 2023 at 16:56
  • I will admit to having the driver running in reverse more than once... Wondered why my drywall screws wouldn't go in to fresh construction lumber.
    – FreeMan
    Nov 6, 2023 at 17:04
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    You should be able to push through that soft wood even in reverse with a sharp bit. Is the white powder on the bit concrete or gypsum?
    – isherwood
    Nov 6, 2023 at 17:48
  • Not easy to see from such a distant shot, but Photoshop tells me that bit has bitten off more than it can chew, or been used on concrete. The 'sharp' edges… aren't. It's a dead parrot. i.stack.imgur.com/R4Rs0.png
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 6, 2023 at 18:40
  • By struck, you mean the bit is not drilling into the wood, or the bit gets struck and stops turning?
    – crip659
    Nov 6, 2023 at 18:43


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