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Forum topic by Steven H posted 1633 days ago 673 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steven H

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1633 days ago

I’m using Titanium Nitride Twist Drill Bit to drill all the way through wood, every time I do that it cause splinter on the other side, is their a way to prevent this?

Thanks


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1633 days ago

One way to prevent this, Steven, is to clamp a backer board behind the wood. This should prevent splintering.

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#2 posted 1632 days ago

Another idea is to drill a very small hole all the way through first, then drill your hole half way through with a bradpoint bit. Flip the piece over and drill again from the other side.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 1632 days ago

Scott and Wayne are both right. I use the back up board more often because it’s usually easier. I don’t always clamp it, but it must be firm against the workpiece.

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Alonso

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#4 posted 1632 days ago

I got a huge improvement on the drilled holes just by working with Brad point drill bits, I got to say that the back up board its a great idea, but also the Brad point drills wil prevents skating.

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