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Drill press

by Kydd
posted 01-14-2017 02:55 AM

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 03:49 AM

I would slow it down quite a bit. Check out this chart for reference:

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#2 posted 01-14-2017 04:28 AM

make sure bit is sharp and slow down RPMs under 1000

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#3 posted 01-14-2017 12:56 PM

Ill try slowing it down.
Thank you guys.

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#4 posted 01-14-2017 04:25 PM

I slowed my press to about 700 rpm and the bit went through like butter
Thank you guys for the tip.
I truly appreciate it.

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#5 posted 01-14-2017 05:28 PM

The motors on smaller power tools are often undersized. I have a cheap 9” bandsaw that I can easily stall the motor with just a slight push on the wood. The motor slows down and this is my hint to back off the pressure. You may be able to notice the same thing with your drill press. Lighten up the handle pressure and the motor should start turning again. Changing the belts on a drill press gives you a mechanical advantage of more torque at lower RPMs.

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#6 posted 01-14-2017 05:44 PM

I took the tips,from the replies I got and I lowered the rpm to about 700 and the fornester bit drilled like a charm.
Thank you again for the asvice. You guys are awesome.

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