[sdiy] Step Drills...

Happy Harry paia2720 at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 11 19:43:21 CEST 2002

I'd add that with a step drill you could use
a hand drill motor with equal success. Its 'nice'
to have the drill press... but the excellent self
centering of the step drill gives very good result
as long as there is a center hole to start with.

H^) harry

Viva la stepdrill !!!

>From: Jim Patchell <patchell at silcom.com>
>To: "synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl" <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
>Subject: [sdiy] Step Drills...
>Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 09:56:10 -0700
>     Just used a step drill for the first time last night...had to, a
>regular twist drill would not have done the job...needed to enlarge some
>holes from 5/16" to 3/8" on an already painted panel.  It did the job,
>without doing any significant damage to the paint.
>     The only problem I had with the step drill was that it is not at all
>convenient to use on my mill-drill.  It has a milling table, where as a
>drill press has a table with a hole in it.  I had to rig up a block of
>wood with a hole in it to use the step drill...sort of a pain.
>     -Jim

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