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What is DIN 338 for drill bits?

I'm looking around for drill bits, and I keep reading "DIN 338" everywhere. What is DIN 338? And what does it mean when a retailer or manufacturer writes "DIN 338" on the product ...
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What is the best way to tap a tube into a cylindrical canister?

Recently I bought a copper water canister/ water bottle for a project I'm doing. I'm looking to use it to replace an inline filthy broken stock water-reservoir in my Samsung fridge. My fridge has a 5/...
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Identify Drill name or type

I have this drill and I need one of 6mm, but I don't know how it is called. I think it is used to make a hole round and smooth with high precision. Can anyone identify what the name of this kind of ...
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designing a drill jig for manufacturing a finished product

what will be suitable drill jig for the given product? since the drill is not straight. so i'm not sure for the suitable design, kindly looking for kind help. thanks in advance! if it would have ...
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Damage to drill through torque?

I've got a Bosch PSB 50 drill, which I'm using to drill through some apparently really tough wood. I don't know why, The drill seems to be struggling, and at times comes to a complete stop. I'm not ...
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What type of drill bits are these?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JPV6dRqB6f__N1eCcmn6QkOStLpVdc-U/view?usp=drivesdk Here's an image for bits Head. https://photos.app.goo.gl/HS8hFqLeWn8jecka7 In the image above (Google Images & ...
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Chamfering with a conical bit makes a table drill vibrate

I have a slow-speed drill press which seems quite solid, the play is minimal. Normally, it does not cause problems. This conical bit: when applied to this 8 mm hole: is an exception: the bit jumps ...
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Question about length of commercial augers [closed]

I am planning on buying a 16mm auger for a project of mine. I was wondering if the length given (such as 460mm) included the shank and tang or if it just specified how long the business end of the ...
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What is the relationship between the type of material(ex: steel, iron etc.), thrust and torque?

If I am drilling through bars of different material(ex: iron, steel etc.) of the same thickness and under the same conditions of drill operations(feed rate and rpm), how will the torque and thrust ...
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Help with scaling torque and forces?

I am currently designing a ground based digging drill, that hopefully will be accepted by a commercial entity. I am currently working on the preliminary design of the robot and am hoping to move to ...
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Glass/Tile drill bits

I meant to get a countersink for wood. Then in the hardware store, beside the countersinks, I saw a glass/tile drill bit set, which as a pack, is not so much more expensive than a single countersink. ...
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How do I calculate Pressure drop across relief valve and then force on piston?

So, I'm designing a basic downhole hydraulic tool cutter of an OD = 5 1/2 in., and my tool contains a relief valve and a piston. I am trying to calculate pressure drop across the relief valve so that ...
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Is constant force a useful parameter for correct drilling operation?

I'm trying to figure out a correlation between correct feed rating and the feed force. Can a specific feed force be declared to create the correct feed rate per material per tool speed?
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Is my aluminium drill swarf okay?

So I've been drilling standard 1/4" aluminium in a small (250W) consumer drill press. I've used a little oil to help, but I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. The holes seem okay though. They're 10mm ...
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mould for boring enclosures

For an electronics device that I make I use a standard plastic (I think polystyrene) enclosure. This enclosure needs to be precision-drilled, ant I lack the dedicated equipment. What I think would ...
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Basic Drilling/Production/Reservoir Engineering Terms

I am trained as a seismic geophysicist but really enjoy getting to translate what I know into what other people can understand and use for their applications, if necessary. For those with working in ...
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Terminology for drill component?

I built/assembled a small drill press recently and used a part from a Junk Drill because I couldn't figure out what a particular component I needed was called. What I was looking for was a way to ...
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In rock drilling, how does the drill pipe in horizontal directional drilling withstand the immense force?

Unlike vertical drills where the drill bit is weighted down by gravity, in horizontal drilling, the drill string is pushed into the rocks. How does the drill pipes not snap under the immense force, ...
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Can I use a wooden flat screw head with a washer to mimick a pan head screw?

For example - I am installing a fold up table from Ikea, it needs to hang from the wall, as shown below. It explicitly says to use pan head instead of flat screw heads like shown in the picture, I ...
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End mill vs Drill Bit Flute Geometry

What is the fundamental difference between the flute geometry of an end mill as opposed to a drill bit? Obviously drill bits are not intended to cut horizontally so what difference about them makes ...
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How Can I do punching of 0.22mm in stainless steel sheet (Sheet thickness 0.5mm)

Wanted to press punching of 0.22mm dia (Bottom) and on (top) 0.6mm dia Please suggest how can I make such die?
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Is there a drill adaptor or attachment tool for cut a metal solid cylinder

I need to cut a 7mm solid Aluminium plug (Non-hollow and non-threaded) to replace a part in my car. Is there a simple drill adapter tool to cut a solid metal cylinder (Plug) from an Aluminium mass ? ...
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How much would a regular sized oil rig type platform cost to build?

How much would it cost to build an oil rig type platform, that floats like an oil rig, but doesn't have the functions of drilling oil and things like that? Basically what I'm trying to say is, how ...
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Read holes schematic drawing notation. How to? Particular case

I am asking here for your help and advice on how to read holes schematic notations. On the attached picture I've marked with a green color part of notation that I don't know how to read / understand. ...
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How do I configure g-simple so it does not use G81 code?

I have a CNC that does not understand the G81 code for drilling. G-Simple looks to be configurable but I am finding it difficult to find information on it. It looks to have a "USE" command with a "G81"...
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Meaning of "no mechanical delay required" in packer description (oil drilling)

This description of the Reflex Lite packer by Reactive states the following among its advantages: "No mechanical delay required" What could that mean? The packer has no built-in system of delayed ...
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Why are drill bits always slightly undersized?

I have found that drill bits are always slightly undersized. For example, 10mm bits tend to be more like 9.8mm diameter. And in aluminium, the hole ends up being about 9.9mm. The same seems to be the ...
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What diameter hole will a twist drill bit of a given size actually make in a piece of metal?

I have a piston of diameter 0.7 mm exactly and a 0.7 mm drill bit. Let's call the diameter of the piston $r_1$, the diameter of a hole at the end of a tube $r_0$, and the final-actual diameter of the ...
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How can I cheaply drill a 0.1 mm hole in a small piece of tungsten?

I have a 10 mm diameter rod of 99.5% pure tungsten that I want to drill a 0.1 mm hole in using my Grizzly G0768 lathe. The hole only needs to be between 0.1 mm and 1 mm deep and is for a 3D printer ...
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What chuck arbor do I need for a Jacob's JT #33 chuck and G0768 grizzly lathe?

The chuck I have is: Jacob's 0-1/2" JT #33 The lathe I have is: G0768 I'm wondering what chuck arbor I need to buy / how to determine that. Related: the chuck has threads in its hole, but I see no ...
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Metal micro perforation

I'm trying to design a metal surface with micro-perforation for a product and light it from other side with LED, such that the perforated pattern appears only when lit. In my previous prototype, ...
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Pratt & Whitney lathe drill chuck

I have an old Pratt & Whitney lathe and I need a drill chuck for the spindle sleeve. Does anyone know what kind of cone I need? It's definitely not a morse cone, since I already tested it. Since I ...
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How to drill larger bore in pipe?

I am trying to bore out a red brass pipe from 3/8" to 10mm using my drill press and a standard twist HSS bit. Running the drill at 600rpm I can't get more than half an inch in before the drill starts ...
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