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Drill/Driver 101: How to Set a Screw Properly

Pro tips on sinking a fastener straight without stripping it

In the last of our Drill/Driver 101 videos, This Old House contributor Mark Clement shows you the proper technique for lining up and driving screws. Use these tips to avoid stripping screws and slowing your progress.

Learn how to:

• Avoid stripping a screw

• Align the drill and screw correctly

• Keep a straight line when driving a screw

• Jab the screw to start it