How Much Torque is Enough?
- Wood is soft. Even the cheapest drills aren’t going to struggle driving screws or bits into it.
- Wood is variable. Since it’s not a manufactured product like metal, the density can be inconsistent throughout the material, making it near impossible to have a “perfect” torque setting. And that’s okay!
How Do I Adjust the Torque on My Drill?
- Locate the torque adjustment dial on the front of your drill, just behind the chuck. You can see it in the picture to the right as the black dial with the yellow numbers.
- You’ll notice numbers going from high to low, and also a symbol of a drill bit – that means maximum torque for drilling!
- You can adjust your torque output by spinning this dial. The lower the number, the less torque. This allows you to be careful with delicate fasteners, while unleashing the full power of the drill when you need it!