Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Shop Equipment Tools and Techniques > Machine Shop and Tool Talk
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Machine Shop and Tool Talk Shop Equipment, fabrication, repairs, how to fix it, which tool to use for the job. Machinist shop talk, straight to the point.

Machine Shop and Tool Talk

Brace & Bits


this thread has 3 replies and has been viewed 1646 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-01-2010, 05:18:51 PM
TheToolman's Avatar
TheToolman TheToolman is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Midland Ga.-Ft. Benning area
Posts: 896
Thanks: 389
Thanked 235 Times in 155 Posts
Question Brace & Bits

Not being a wood worker I don't know how to sharpen my bits. Correctly, I just use a bastard file . I am talking about the bits with the guide screw & the wide spirel. I have a lot of them & just use them to to do odd drilling -- Just wondreing--
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 10-01-2010, 09:00:23 PM
Mike Grivna Mike Grivna is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Central, Ohio USA
Posts: 168
Thanks: 7
Thanked 54 Times in 34 Posts
Default Re: Brace & bits

Only sharpen the top side and try to maintain the factory angle. You can lightly burnish the bottom. We have a collection of barn beam drills with bits to 2 1/2 OD and if maintained it is amazing how fast they can drill the peg hole.

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-2010, 08:47:37 AM
TheToolman's Avatar
TheToolman TheToolman is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Midland Ga.-Ft. Benning area
Posts: 896
Thanks: 389
Thanked 235 Times in 155 Posts
Default Re: Brace & bits

yes they seem to cut great. they make nice holes. I am glad to have these bits. should I douse them in motor oil? or wd 40?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2010, 11:45:19 PM
rhkoch rhkoch is offline
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Milford, NJ
Posts: 35
Thanks: 7
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Default Re: Brace & bits

Heavy oils like gear oil or way oil or weapons oil will last longer but make the tool annoying to handle. And oil is a magnet for dust and dirt. I lightly coat my spiral bits with WD-40. Whatever you use, keep the bits in bags or sleeves so they stay clean and the edges are protected.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Crossley K bits Rob Skinner Hit & Miss Gas Engine Discussion 3 06-24-2008 10:39:26 PM
Drill bit sharpeners, teensy, weensy bits, help !!...... KidDynamo Machine Shop and Tool Talk 2 01-31-2006 06:37:39 PM
Drill Bits 101... Michael Pawelek Antique Engine Archives 3 08-17-2000 07:04:04 AM
Drill Bits Larry Sain Antique Engine Archives 4 02-24-2000 11:12:48 PM
drill bits Larry Sain Antique Engine Archives 0 02-24-2000 01:48:31 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52:11 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2019 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277