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Does my Cordless Drill support both wood and metal drilling?
Snow Joe Logo Joe's Assistant
14 months ago

For maximum performance, use high speed steel bits for wood or metal drilling. Select drilling mode. Begin drilling at a very low speed to prevent the bit from slipping off the starting point.

Wood Drilling:

  1. Increase the speed as the drill bit bites into the material.
  2. When drilling through holes, place a block of wood behind the workpiece to prevent ragged or splintered edges on the back side of the hole.

Metal and Steel Drilling:

  1. Use a light oil on the drill bit to keep it from overheating. The oil will prolong the life of the bit and increase the drilling action.
  2. Maintain a speed and pressure which allows cutting without overheating the bit. Applying too much pressure will:
    • Overheat the drill
    • Wear the bearings
    • Bend or burn bits
    • Produce off-center or irregular-shaped holes
  3. When drilling large holes in metal, start with a small bit, then finish with a larger bit.
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