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I am using a drill press on plywood n it is splintering around the hole. Any suggestions?

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rustyboilerz

Try using a forsener bit, of the proper size. Due to its design it cuts the hole cleanly. Also have a back up board behind the piece you're drilling, as the bit starts to exit flip the board and finish the hole from the other side.

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I will find out what that bit is n try it. Thanks. Holes do not go all the way thru
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Well the forsener bit is the one that drills those types of holes in wood. ;)
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Rusty is right, a forstner is just what you're looking for and they will drill a flat bottomed partial hole.
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maybe try to take it slow

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Thanks but we tried that.
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hmmmmm......maybe ducktape and slow
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do not push down. Let the weight of the drill make the hole itself

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Tried that but thanks
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yes..try putting a piece of wood on top of the one you want to cut clean..say a scrap piece..to bore through first..

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Masking tape above the hole before drilling

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We r making a game board n way too many holes only like 1/2 inch apart from each other so would not work but thank you for that
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Rusty is spot on here.

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sorry ive got nothink

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You probably have a dull bit, and the piece needs to be clamped down with another piece of wood UNDERNEATH your piece. Try using a "brad point" precision bit, or a double spur auger bit, a forstner bit will work also.

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