I recently purchased a pocket hole jig and was trying it out on a scrap piece of maple. I thought I was being careful and not moving or wobbling the drill around, but I noticed little metal shavings indicating that I was drilling into the side of the hole in the jig itself. So I thought 'Well I'll try and be more careful I guess' and kept drilling. Then, as I was pushing the drill down, the workpiece moved. So I unclamped it, only to find that the tip of the drill bit had snapped off, and I hadn't even gotten halfway through the maple yet. What did I do wrong???
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