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Forum topic by welcon posted 595 days ago 551 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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welcon

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595 days ago

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


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#1 posted 595 days ago

250-400 RPM

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#2 posted 595 days ago

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

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#3 posted 595 days ago

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

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#4 posted 595 days ago

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

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#5 posted 595 days ago

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 595 days ago

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

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