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Old 11-23-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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I wanna put a spigot on my kettle. I got the step bit and oil a couple days and all I've read about drilling steel says that if it heats up too much it gets harder to drill. So, what I was wondering was is if it will be more difficult or impossible to drill now that I've used it?

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Old 11-23-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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Nah, you will be able to drill it OK. Just keep the bit well lubed and cooled with oil and start with a small pilot hole and work up. The key to effective drilling is to slow down the drill. If you have a variable speed drill set it to the lowest speed and take your time. If you overspeed the bit, you will work harden the steel and make it a PITA to finish the hole. 99% of holes drilled are done too fast and the results rarely turn out as expected. So slow down, take your time, and lube liberally. then you will be just fine.
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Ok, cool. I was worried screwed myself by using it. Thanks a lot.

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