Galveston PE-33 - modifications

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Re: Galveston PE-33 - modifications

Postby Alain Benoit » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:01 pm

Christian LeBlanc wrote:I have no idea how I stayed calm and didn't freak out, especially since there was really nowhere else to put the pickup. Anyway, if anyone's reading this thread in the future: don't use the cheap drill bits that came with your all-in-one drill bit kit, or if you do, keep a very steady hand when drilling in and out. Drill a tiny bit at a time, pull out, go back in a bit further, repeat. And don't just do this on your lap; set this up on a proper table or something.

That's how you broke your bit, not because it was cheap.
Cheap bits are actually softer and although they don't cut as well they are less brittle.
Alloys as with most materials tend to generally trade of hardness (carbon content) for malleability.


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Re: Galveston PE-33 - modifications

Postby Christian LeBlanc » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:29 pm

Thank you for pointing that out; I honestly had no idea.

I'm sorry, drill bit. I mishandled you and then insulted you. I've been there before, and it's no fun; that was very uncool of me.

I feel a song coming on in this...
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