Perhaps on hard and resin wood (maple is sugar) use the peck mode
And let the cutting flange cool.
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On 9/4/2010 8:01 AM, Larry W wrote:
Nope. I have a boat-load of Ash (probably 300bf left of 600) and have never
had that problem with drill bits. Sometimes I'll see a burn mark from a saw
blade but never smoking drills. It is hard stuff, though.
Wow, I just realized how deep you are drilling. Drilling that deep in hard
stuff would be bound to heat the bit.
Try a closely directed stream of compressed air on the bit. Cool that
sucker with air, and slow down the drilling process if the burning is
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