Sandpaper
(addict)
01/08/18 07:34 AM
Drilling Stainless Steel

Please share your experiences of drilling (and counter-sinking) stainless steel. Have you perfected a technique that saves on time and equipment?

Sandpaper
(addict)
01/14/18 12:18 PM
Re: Drilling Stainless Steel

10 Done. 7 More To Go.



Countersink by Sandpaper, on Flickr


I've developed some technique. At first, I was pleased to finish one hole per day. Now, I'm about one hole per hour, and a lot of that is jigging and set-up (and coffee).

Details to follow.

What's your experience?


Bob
(addict)
01/15/18 06:49 PM
Re: Drilling Stainless Steel

Considering the difficulty is it really necessary to countersink the holes? When drilling SS I always start with a small pilot hole, then switch to the desired size.

Sandpaper
(addict)
01/20/18 03:15 PM
Re: Drilling Stainless Steel

Done! 7 holes countersunk for 1/4" screws, and 10 holes countersunk for #10 screws.

When I saw the drill making chips, I was never sure if the filings were coming from the work piece or from the tool. Drilling stainless is a miserable task.


Little Wave
(enthusiast)
02/26/18 03:42 PM
Re: Drilling Stainless Steel

 Originally Posted By: Sandpaper
Done! 7 holes countersunk for 1/4" screws, and 10 holes countersunk for #10 screws.

When I saw the drill making chips, I was never sure if the filings were coming from the work piece or from the tool. Drilling stainless is a miserable task.


Watcha' Makin' Now? Some of that High Tech Stuff again? Must have that "Cabin Fever" or getting board of filling that wood stove? hmmm Did ya tap any trees yet? (Tap, Tap, Hello! Are you there?) ;\) Drill for saps.