LumberJocks

2" Forstner bit

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Steve posted 12-13-2012 03:01 AM 596 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Steve's profile

Steve

98 posts in 722 days


12-13-2012 03:01 AM

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


6 replies so far

View pmayer's profile

pmayer

606 posts in 1787 days


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

250-400 RPM

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112520 posts in 2299 days


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

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View nwbusa's profile

nwbusa

1017 posts in 1008 days


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

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

-- John, BC, Canada

View kizerpea's profile

kizerpea

746 posts in 1089 days


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

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

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

View BinghamtonEd's profile

BinghamtonEd

1533 posts in 1091 days


#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.

View Steve's profile

Steve

98 posts in 722 days


#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase