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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie_Powell View Post
    A related problem is drilling into wood that has recently been glued - before the glue joint fully cures. By the time the problem has been recognized, the glue/swarf mixture in the flutes will have fully set.
    Thanks for this Louie, and actually it may well be glue that is the biggest culprit.
    I do scratch off the gunk ( and really it is fairly minimal but can build up if not careful ) and I will use the acetone or mineral spirits as Curly advised, just to completely eradicate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Q View Post
    If you are talking about clearing the flutes as you drill a blank the answer is to "woodpecker" the bit. This clears the swarf before it has a chance to compress and pack into the flutes.
    OK then to the uninitiated what do you mean by 'woodpeckering'? I would get put in gaol here if I cleaned my drill bits by sticking them up a woodpeckers whatsit!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    OK then to the uninitiated what do you mean by 'woodpeckering'? I would get put in gaol here if I cleaned my drill bits by sticking them up a woodpeckers whatsit!!
    You drill say in by 1/4" (the depth depends on the type of wood or material you are drilling) then withdraw the bit and the do the same over and over until through, it helps clear the build-up of swarf/wood.

    This is also done with metal to break the chips again to help clear the swarf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalboy View Post
    You drill say in by 1/4" (the depth depends on the type of wood or material you are drilling) then withdraw the bit and the do the same over and over until through, it helps clear the build-up of swarf/wood.

    This is also done with metal to break the chips again to help clear the swarf.
    I thought that is was everyone did anyway but I called it drilling and not woodpeckering!! Ah well you learn everyday.
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    I had never heard the term "woodpeckering" until on this forum. I'm used to the metal working term "peck drilling" which is the same process of clearing the swarf from the hole and to break the chips so they are short and don't whip around giving the operator nasty cuts. Every trade and part of the world or even area of the same country have their own terminology for the same operation. Quirks of languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    My experiences with drills still supports using drill pointed ie in front of the lands or then spiral lands a small shaped drill that gives clean entry and marvellous drill life,have drilled up to the many hundreds with the one drill,used to buy them by the hundred at wholesale and share with friends, DeWalt brand.
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    Hi Peter,
    I got a few sizes some years ago. Great drills especially in metal.
    Wish I could get more but can not find them any more. If I do will make sure I get a few of each size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skil Phil View Post
    Hi Peter,
    I got a few sizes some years ago. Great drills especially in metal.
    Wish I could get more but can not find them any more. If I do will make sure I get a few of each size.
    Phil
    They are a bit like grasshoppers over here lets find out freight cost, cost of drills from the canberra rep for the drills, and I could buy and ship them to you at your cost.

    Kind regards Peter.
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    Hi Peter,
    Thanks for the offer.There is one major problem though and that is our glorious postal service.
    If it not stolen the parcel will take up to 4 months to arrive. Not worth it. (all our gov departments are the same - totally useless).
    So here is plan B.
    I have a Sheila mate in Melbourne coming over in June. I will contact her and if OK for her to bring will PM you to sort it all out.
    Will save on shipping and customs as well.
    Thanks for the offer.
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    Just make sure he doesn't send the woodpeckers rear end with it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre View Post
    Just make sure he doesn't send the woodpeckers rear end with it!!
    Only the lead sled dog gets to see up front and both sides mate.

    Peter.
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