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Eakern & Dog
01-11-2007, 04:41 PM
Does anyone know what type of drill bit to use for a Landscape Trailer. I'm installing an equipment rack and have dulled two metal bits ( two Dewalts) trying to get through the side rail. Is there a super-duper bit for trailer material or is this as goods as it gets ?

Also, I'm using a good corded Makita drill so it's not the drill.

Thanks

kkls2006
01-11-2007, 04:44 PM
What size hole are you drilling?

SLC, LLC
01-11-2007, 04:46 PM
try spraying some oil on there. instead of going high rpm with the drill, slow it down.

kkls2006
01-11-2007, 04:48 PM
You should start with a Smaller hole like A 3/16 And move up from there....

Eakern & Dog
01-11-2007, 05:01 PM
I 'm drilliing a 3/8 hole.On the 2nd hole I started using a smaller bit adn that helped to speed up the process a little. I will try some oil and slow down and see if that works. Thanks.........

whew......... it's more time consuming than I estimated

MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE
01-11-2007, 05:31 PM
Ditto,drill a pilot hole and use oil or wd-40 keep your bit cool,you can resharpen bits on a grinder, sharpen the point and work your way down the angle of the cutting edge.

Eakern & Dog
01-11-2007, 05:34 PM
Okay..advice followed. I used a smaller bit and sprayed Wd-40 on the hole and Life is now Grand !

Thanks a bunch !

Tharrell
01-11-2007, 06:28 PM
Been there, done that! Start with a very small hole just to get through then work your way up each bit until you get to the desired size.
VERY IMPORTANT!!!
Your drill is air cooled, it WILL burn up at very slow speeds.
Every few seconds, take the drill away from the work and rev it up to cool it off. Don't use oil by the way. Carbide bits are the best.

JB1
01-11-2007, 07:09 PM
little lubrication on the hole always helps.