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Forum topic by SyndicateCoTToN posted 11-08-2016 08:40 PM 358 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-08-2016 08:40 PM

I am building a chisel holder and was wondering how I should drill out the tapered holes for the chisels. My initial thought was one of those stepped drill bits, but was wondering if there was a better way.


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#1 posted 11-08-2016 08:43 PM

I drilled with a regular bit and then used a rasp to shape the hole. Clean up with some sandpaper.

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#2 posted 11-08-2016 08:46 PM

You can get tapered drill bits but I just use
a plumbers reamer or rat-tail rasp and file.

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#3 posted 11-08-2016 08:48 PM

Thanks. Ill give this a try.

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#4 posted 11-09-2016 04:40 PM

I use stepped bits, bought them for making tapered holes.

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