Re: Drill bits

Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:45 am

Definetly the Drill Doc 750 would be the way to go....I got my drill press straigtened out, thanks to the advice of the forum :{_}: ....I reset the belts to 340 rpm and noticed that chuck was slipping but the belts were not...The reverse threaded nut that drives the pulley that drives the chuck, had loosened up and so after tightening I used the step drill bit and punched a couple 5/8 holes into 3/8 steel...( Had to flip the steel over, but it worked out)...Thanks...Back to the Drill Doc, it's on Amazon for 134 with free shipping...I went to TSC and bought a 5/8 drill bit ( cause all my others were dull :lol: and that alone is 15.00...I'll be ordering it ...Now if they could just make one that stops me from breaking the little fellows... :lol: PS The hardest steel I've encountered, and I used bed frames to reenforce my Danco C3, is the 12 ga framing for the metal building I erected....Holy smoke...I had to pre drill the holes for the self taping screws to put the siding on...Should handle a good snow load.... :lol:Thanks all... :thanx:( One more thing I diidn't use the self tapping after trying a few :lol: )

Re: Drill bits

Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:08 am

pickerandsinger wrote: :lol: :beer: :beer: :wink: One more thing I diidn't use the self tapping after trying a few :lol: )

Re: Drill bits

Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:56 pm

pickerandsinger wrote:( One more thing I diidn't use the self tapping after trying a few :lol: )


Dave:

On the storage trailer project Leo wanted self tapping. I ended up visiting my favourite fastener supply house and Dana set me up with self drilling 2-1/2" hex heads. Boy do I ever like them self drilling screws. Saves on drill bits :big smile:

Re: Drill bits

Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:55 am

Great thread, great advice, new info and a great chart, too. Thanks to you all. Steve K.

Re: Drill bits

Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:47 am

Like my drill dr really well. If ya got at well dressed grinding wheel and a 59 degree drill gauge, I'm sure there are you tube vids or some good articles on sharpening it your self.

Re: Drill bits

Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:10 pm

Drill Doc 750 came today...I ordered it Sunday off Amazon...2 days...Wow...135 plus tax ...Free Shipping...Tomorrow Mowing and sharpening bits... :D I got enough dull bits to pay for the darn thing :lol:

Re: Drill bits

Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:09 am

I'd like to say Thank You to the owners, moderators, and sponsors of this forum. :thanx: :||):
For not only putting time and money into a tractor forum, but also having it open enough to also encompass topics like this one.

I now know why my drill press has pulleys and belts on the top and how to avoid using my drill doctor so often. :oops:

Thanks Again for supporting such an educational venture.

Re: Drill bits

Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:06 pm

Dave:

You gonna bring it for show and tell on the weekend??????

Re: Drill bits

Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:51 am

Rudi wrote:Dave:

You gonna bring it for show and tell on the weekend??????
What are you doing home, Ed left days ago :lol: :lol: .....I haven't yet got it sharpening to my expectations...( I'm a little thick you know)...And I'm looking for some sort of a drill point gauge to distinguish the angle...118 or 135...I'm not the sharpest tack in the box...Or should I say drill bit in the rack... :shock:

Re: Drill bits

Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:42 am

Dave, My Drill Doctor has gauges on the side to determine the different angles (115 and 135* or whatever they are). I would bet yours does too.

Bob

Re: Drill bits

Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:27 pm

The more blunt the point, the sooner the lips are involved in full cutting action. I sharpen all of mine to115 degrees. The average person will not notice any difference between 115 and 135. IMHO. Grump

Re: Drill bits

Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:39 pm

grumpy wrote:The more blunt the point, the sooner the lips are involved in full cutting action. I sharpen all of mine to115 degrees. The average person will not notice any difference between 115 and 135. IMHO. Grump
Hmmmmmm, I called my machinist BIL and he told me most all drill bits are 135 at least at Ball where he works. and drawing on his experience.....So this morning I used the 135 and the ones I sharpened cut great...Now either I'm getting the hang of it or 135 is the key for metal...I'll be researching, till I get it... :lol:(cobalt seems to be a key word in 135 bits) ....Hey at least he's sending me a drill bit gauge... :lol:
Bob McCarty wrote:Dave, My Drill Doctor has gauges on the side to determine the different angles (115 and 135* or whatever they are). I would bet yours does too.

Bob
....Can't find any Bob....Theres one in the book but not clear enough for ol butter brain here....Need a hands on thang..... :lol:But like I said I think I may have figured it out.......somehow....The test will be the next 5/8 bunch of holes me thinketh....However, I did just drill a few of them with a new bit and thanks to the info gained here it worked great...(slowing down the drill speed mostly)...I'll bring it along this weekend and we'll have a look see :shock: .Thanks guys... :thanx:

Re: Drill bits

Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:27 pm

pickerandsinger wrote:What are you doing home, Ed left days ago :lol: :lol: .....


I is already back home .... :big smile:

Re: Drill bits

Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:12 pm

Here's what I use when hand sharpening.
http://www.amazon.com/Fowler-52-480-000 ... point+gage

Re: Drill bits

Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:52 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Dave, My Drill Doctor has gauges on the side to determine the different angles (115 and 135* or whatever they are). I would bet yours does too.
....Can't find any Bob....Theres one in the book but not clear enough for ol butter brain here....Need a hands on thang.
Dime store protractor, make your own drill bit angle gauges. Sheet metal cut out or simply trace the desired angles on a file folder type paper.