Drill/Driver 101: How to Use the Clutch

From our Tool School series: Pro tips on adjusting the a drill's torque for efficient drilling and screw driving

In this video, This Old House contributor Mark Clement reviews the most underused feature of any drill: the clutch. Learn how—and why—to set it properly so that it disengages the motor at just the right torque, whether you're working on drywall or fine furniture.

Learn how to:
• Understand and properly use the clutch setting
• Switch the clutch setting to avoid damage to materials
• Avoid overdriving a screw or fastener
• Drive a screw to the correct depth

 
 

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