Common drill problems to avoid

More often than not, watching someone drill a perfect hole into the wall seems like an easy task. They are seen to effortlessly select and attach a drill bit, turn on the drill and commence start drilling through a large variety of materials such as wood and metal with ease. This all rings true up to the point where a rookie tries their hand at drilling. There are many drill problems that may come hand in hand with trying to drill a hole for the first time. Before wiping off the residues off a drill press floor, users need to learn about these common drill problems to effectively avoid them in the future.

A bench drill press is among the more popular drills in the industry currently. With such a drill press, the drill bit is prone to breakage. This happens commonly due to the flute of the bit being clogged with chips. Consideration should be put into using a jobber drill with relatively wider flutes. An alternative to this would be to use polished flutes. Users of the drill should occasionally remove chips from the withdrawn drill as a routine to avoid this issue. Another factor of breakage of a drill bit is the use of excessive feed and an improper point.

Although resolutions for these issues are simple and straightforward, there are some issues whereby it is more challenging to avoid and/or fix. These drills problems are such as a damaged point angle. The source of such an issue could possibly stem from the use of a hard object in securing the drill into the socket. In most cases, such a brute force is not necessary. Another theory holds the mishandling of the jobber drill as the culprit of a point angle that isn’t functioning as expected.