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HOW TO DRILL HOLES IN METAL
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Tip #100
How to Drill Holes In Metal

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Description:
Holes may be drilled in aluminum, copper, brass and other non-ferrous metals using any bits, other than auger bits, ordinarily used in wood. When drilling in metal the drill but be accurately centered, the quill fed slowly, and the spindle speed kept low. Holes drilled in steel and other ferrous metals require use of “high speed” drill bits to avoid very rapid dulling.

Use:
Drilling holes in metal is occasionally required when mounting trim, attaching wood to metal, altering or adding screw holes to metal fixtures, and similar projects which are within the capacity of woodworking power tools.

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