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Forum topic by Steve posted 12-13-2012 03:01 AM 780 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2012 03:01 AM

What would you guys suggest for drill press speed for larger diameter Forstner bits, drilling White Oak?


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#1 posted 12-13-2012 03:12 AM

250-400 RPM

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 03:57 AM

sounds good if you over heat forstner bits the dull quickly.

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 04:33 AM

Yep, slow RPM and as fast of a feed rate as practical is the key.

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#4 posted 12-13-2012 01:21 PM

500 soft wood 250 hard wood——-so the chart from wood mag said..

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#5 posted 12-13-2012 01:34 PM

Looks like you’ve got your answer this time, and for next time, I keep this printed out next to the drill press.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 01:50 PM

Thanks for the replies, I printed out that chart right away, never have to ask a drill speed question again.

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