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Old 12-12-2017, 10:46 AM
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Default drilling small holes

I need to drill many 1/16 and 3/32 in holes through 1/2 in Baltic birch plywood. Currently my smallest collet is 1/8 in. My spindle will slow down to 3000 rpm.

what do you suggest I do?
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Old 12-12-2017, 01:51 PM
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Buy Smaller collets to fit the drills
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:02 PM
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As Gary mentioned, the answer lies in the smaller collet. We did this for our panther and regularly drop 1/16" "guide holes" in our runs without issue to date.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:19 AM
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Thank you Gary and Ron. I will be ordering collets today
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