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Old 01-18-2020, 01:47 PM   #1
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:36 AM   #2
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Interesting test.....

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not to sound repetitive, but interesting test.

I switched to the Milwaukee bits this year out of convenience so I can set doors with the 12v impact driver. Used a Bosch for drilling 3/8" angle on last years dock job and was happy with it's longevity.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:07 AM   #4
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Probably best to just by 2 sets of the DeWalts.
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I’ve had good luck with the DeWalt bits.
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I've been buying the DeWalt titanium bits for ever, but I buy Bosch masonry bits
For me the amount of metal I drill is small, most of my stuff is wood and masonry..
Watching the video shows why drill speed and feed are so important of course I can't recall the last time i used a drill press.
When drilling and grinding metal I use Cut-Eze comes in a tube like grease and is like a hard wax
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When I was making the embossing machine I was drilling metal. The 1st round of drilling was for the shaft to go though and the two holes for the bolts that would hold on the pillow block bearings. I used a 1 1/2" Milwaukee hole saw for the shaft hole and Ryobi bits for the 3/8" holes, the index was given to me for Christmas a few years back. Drilled in this steel OK.

Then the 2nd round of drilling got more challenging. After the pcs of steel were welded together. I wanted to drill three 3/16" holes in the base that I would use to secure the machine to a table. I figured I'd just go for it. Got about half way through and she didn't go no more. I got out my Triumph bits and started with the 1/8". That went through pretty easy. Then bumped up to the next bit and had trouble. Went to the 3/16 and still couldn't get through. Figured the welding hardened the steel.

Borrowed an Acetylene torch and made the metal around the holes I was drilling low level red hot. Let it cool and drilled it like it was a hot knife through butter. You know when you are drilling and you see sparks you're in trouble.

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