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I was sorting though some bits and pieces that came from an old friend's workshop. Still sealed in a packet are what at first sight looked like a couple of 1/8" drills. However, looking more closely, the last 5/32" of the shank on the cutting end has no flutes, and the cutting face on one is like a pyramid, the other is chisel like, i.e. a straight line across the centre and an inclined face at about forty-five degrees on either side. As they are packed together I assume they are intended to be used together, perhaps for drilling hard material in a two stage process. Can anyone tell me what they are really for, and how they are used please?
|David Standing 1||30/03/2019 18:53:39|
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A photograph would help
|431 forum posts|
Yes; I'm working on that. My camera is on the blink at the moment; I am trying to borrow one. I'll post pictures as soon as I get it.
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Hi, I think that what you have there are drills for armour plate, think wear plates on blades of motor graders & similar earthmoving machines, made from Stellite modus operandi under very heavy drilling pressure the drill itself & the material rise to red heat, anneals & then allows the drill to pass through, a classic case of brute force & ignorance! not really the sort of thing you need in a your shed. Naturally I have some that I acquired years ago, around half inch diameter, I would not subject any of my own equipment to that kind of abuse BUT Stellite can be ground with green grit or diamond wheels into lathe or shaper tools that will withstand large amounts of abuse without flinching.
|David George 1||31/03/2019 09:55:32|
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Are they flow drill drills I used them in the past to make panels for machines from thin steel plate. They heated the steel by rotational friction in a drill or mill and forced the steel through hole to make a boss which you could tap because of the thickness if the material increase.
|mark costello 1||31/03/2019 18:46:24|
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Any idea what the friend did for a living?
|87 forum posts|
I (mis)used one to drill into hardened steel pin.
Edited By PekkaNF on 01/04/2019 10:45:05
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