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Dowel insert Drill Bit8/16
I'm looking for recommendations for a drill bit for our accusystems HPJ dowel inserter. It has an ER25 collet setup, so I can go 10mm, or 0.375" shank, but need an 8mm hole.
We've used 8mm brad points currently, but I'm wondering if something better is out there. I don't particularly like putting a D shank into a router collet.
Thanks for any feedback.
You can put a D shank into a router collet we did it for years with an accusystems machine. I agree its odd but it works. Line the fingers up to jump the flat spot. Vortex (and others I am sure) sell a solid carbide bit. They are expensive and hard to get sharpened. I would not go that route, brazed carbide works well.
A brazed bit is ~15 bucks and can be resharpened successfully. Change the bit often, don't wait till it starts to burn.
Thanks for the info Bill. We'll keep using the D Shank, as I can't even find an alternative.
Will this work?
Thanks for trying to help Matt, but I was looking for the actual bits, not a collet. It was great seeing you and the whole CMA crew in Vegas!
As an aside, I'm really enjoying the profiles magazine.
Gary, great times in Vegas! I hope you'll be joining the gang next march in Denver for the 20 year summit, we'll have some great presenters and shop tours.
I have used both ER32 and SK10 collets with D shank tooling on both wood and metal without problems, can't imagine not working fine with ER 25 also.