I just purchased a Jet 17MF drill press. It has belts that let you run
it from 200 rpm to 3200+ rpm. I'd like to find some kind of a resource
that tells me the best speeds for wood by drill size and/or material
thickness. I did a google search but the recommended websites were so
old that they don't exist anymore or have changed their format (e.g.,
Wood Magazine's website). Does anyone have a current resource you can
point me at?
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I'll go you one better: my ancient Craftsman DP has a speed chart riveted to
the side of the head. Makes it pretty tough to misplace. :-)
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My Delta's have a chart on the inside cover but that only shows the pulley
alignment to achieve a given speed. The chart I'm referring to shows the
appropriate speed for each type of drill bit (spade, twist, etc), size of
the hole and type of material. That's a full 8 1/2x11 piece of paper. Have
to consult that first, then go to the inside cover.
My Ridgid's the same way. I went to the link posted a couple of days ago and
downloaded the chart (2 pages 8.5" X 11"), turned them back to back, and
laminated them. Now I'm good to go. I thank whoever posted that link.
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