How to Drill Holes In Metal
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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.
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.