|Forum topic by Nick_R||posted 08-28-2012 06:30 PM||1184 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-28-2012 06:30 PM
Ok.. this is still a newbie question but I have more problems with drill bits burning than I would like to admit. Usually it is when I am doing projects on the lathe and use the lathe to drill the holes. The depth varies but can be up to 6” and the diameter is anything from 7mm to 2.5”. It happens at all sizes and speeds.
If I am drilling something with a large diameter I start with smaller bits and work my way up. I am constantly withdrawing and reinserting the bit to clear chips. It happens on hard or soft woods.
I also do not cheap out and buy crap bits..
I await your sage advice.
-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.