How to drill small holes in steel

01.08.2018 | by Admin
Make the pilot hole larger than the tip. If youre working with a softer steel, stay consistent at a medium speed so the metal shavings dont melt. Keep all your clothing away from the drill bit so it doesnt get caught. Hard metals like steel and larger drill bits require even slower speeds.
As long as you have the proper sharp bit. Use a little oil on the steel to lubricate and cool the drill bit. This will allow the drill bit to go into the wood, instead of dulling the bit on a piece of concrete. Today we are talking about how to correctly drill holes in steel and aluminum. Or, just drill the hole an machine the part to the hole.

These bits are perfect for drilling pilot holes for screws and other small holes without splintering the timber.

Wood drill bits have a special point that were not work with metal. Step bits are more expensive than regular bits. Again, how close does it have to be. If you don't know how to drill steel, you can dull your drill bits quickly. Pulling down on the handle causes the bit to plunge straight down into a workpiece and make a very precise hole. How do you clamp and support the tin without bending it. I have a bench drill and usual workshop stuff available.