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#1 posted 10-30-2011 12:41 AM

I started working on 1 today. I’m using a cheap, no name 1/2” skew chisel. It might be a cheap tool, but is tough steel.

What kind of bit are you using to drill tool steel? I’m not sure what my bits are, I have an old assortment instead of a set.Blue steel. I was using a 3/16 bit turning at my lowest drill press setting , 250 rpm or somewhere near that.I can barely scratch it.

I flattened the tips of my center punches trying to get a place to start drilling. It’s tough stuff whatever it is.

I’m wondering if my taps will be able to cut it.I’m planning on using a 1/4 – 20 tap.

I don’t mind buying drill bits, but I’ve had trouble in the past with tool steel. What works for you?

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