[sdiy] Step Drills...

John L Marshall john.l.marshall at gte.net
Wed Jun 12 02:26:07 CEST 2002


Use a piece of plywood with a hole in it, then add riser blocks under the
plywood that fit into the table guides.

Take care,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Patchell" <patchell at silcom.com>
To: <synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 9:56 AM
Subject: [sdiy] Step Drills...

>     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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