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The Old Fart

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Cast brass fittings
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:08:16 PM »

I need to drill some brass castings, but they are very hard, any ideas?

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Re: Cast brass fittings
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 07:20:25 AM »

I use cobalt tipped drills which seem to go through anything. They are not to expensive either and last a lot longer than jobber drill bits
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Re: Cast brass fittings
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 07:28:41 AM »

Thank you, I'll order some.

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Re: Cast brass fittings
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 07:59:08 PM »

Cobalt drill bit worked a treat, and they weren't too expensive.

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Re: Cast brass fittings
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 08:02:59 PM »

That’s great news  :-))  try them in a bit of stainless steel they’re fantastic!
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