Drill Chips

Here's a picture of what your drill chips will look like if you get the feed and speed correct. Once the chips get to be a bit longer than the length of the drill bit, you should stop advancing the bit so that the chip will be broken, and you can put a bit more cutting fluid in the hole. With the chips like this, you don't need to back out the drill bit to clear the chips. In this picture I let the chips get a bit longer, but you need to be careful because these are whipping around at the same speed as the drill bit and they're sharp! Bigger...
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