pilot-hole

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Alternative spelling of pilot hole
A narrow hole drilled or punched into a surface, to facilitate the insertion of a wider screw, nail, drill bit, or other boring tool

Nothing prevents splitting the wood as much as first driving a pilot hole, especially for hard wood.

pilot-hole