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    Question drilling a straight hole

    I don't know if this is the right forum for this question or not but will give it a shot. I have to drill a 1/2 inch hole 10 inches deep into wood outside my home to seat a piece of metal bar. The hole must be perfectly straight so that the metal bar will be level. Although my drill has a built in bubble level I was wondering if there is an attachment for my Ryobi drill that would allow me to control the drill much like a drill press platform? I've3 looked ****** for such a product without success. If not if anyone has any advice for me I'd appreciate it. I'm only going to get one shot at drilling this hole. Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: drilling a straight hole

    There are some drilling jigs available, though I don't know if they're worth it or not. I say do the best you can, install the bar, then bend it slightly if necessary.
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    Default Re: drilling a straight hole

    Woodcraft, Rockler, and even Sears carry portable drill guides.
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    Default Re: drilling a straight hole

    thanks for the advice and suggestion. I'll try Sears tomorrow. Thanks again.

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    Default Re: drilling a straight hole

    I use the drill's level bubble and a speed square held against the side of the drill.

    The other thing would be whatever you are drilling into --- is it level or plumb ?
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