When working in tight spaces with a cordless drill and stainless steel fasteners, here’s a helpful trick. If you can’t hold the fastener with one hand and the drill with the other, use masking tape to secure the fastener’s head to the driver bit so you can proceed single-handedly. Pull the tape off before sinking the fastener all the way. It’ll save you from having to remove bits of tape afterward.
Illustration by Steve Karp
This article originally appeared in the August 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.