Re: Drill Bits and MiniMate

Tony Higgins

--- In STMFC@..., "Jack Burgess" <jack@...> wrote:

<snip> really need to be able to "feel" the drill bit as you feed

Jack Burgess
The best way to feel the drill bit working is to use a sensitive feed
attachment. I use one with a Craftsman table-top drill press. Instead
of moving the press spindle down into the work, you push the feed
spindle down using the knurled knob on the attachment. I got mine from
McMaster-Carr. (See p2384 of their online catalog) They offer an
Albrecht for $248 or a Jacobs for $71. I went with the Jacobs and it
works fine. I find the biggest problem using tiny bits is their
tendency to walk, so it's important to dimple/punch the point of entry.

Tony Higgins

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