Tip for Drilling Through Carpet

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Drilling through carpeted floors and the padding underneath can present a few challenges. The carpet fibers could unravel and wrap around the drill bit, potentially damaging the carpet and stalling the drill.

We’ve seen a few solutions to this problem, but here’s a tip that doesn’t require any special tools.

First, if drilling into concrete, be sure to use a masonry bit. Heat the bit with a candle or lighter, so it “cauterizes” or melts the carpet fibers as it goes through them.

No more unraveling carpet!