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kevo

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Hi,it's my first post and I need some advice on drilling holes for kitchen door hinges.Have got a 35mm counter boring bit but even with careful use it machines oversize and means the hinge does not fit snuggly,any advice welcome ,thanks in advance.
 

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Hi,

You need to use them in a drill press to get accurate sized holes, I have a TCT tiped one and collar that I use in my router, that works very well.
I also have a 35mm forstener bit with the point ground shouter that works, it just a matter of holding it still while it cuts.
An electric drill in a drill stand will work I got by for yeard with one clamped on a workmate, but a proper drill press is a big upgrade.

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I just bought an 8 mm shank one for my festool router last week from wealdens it was spot on . I drilled out 40 holes in no time at all. You have to turn the speed down. I just used the standard fence to set the position I was worried at first it might kick and spoil the doors but it was fine I suppose because they have spurs and a centre point they are more stable.

Anyway if you go the router route then look at wealdens
 

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I use a Famag boremax bit freehand, the point allows a steady start, only ever done it with oak doors but still going strong. A drill stand would be better but I'm impatient!
 

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I use an 8mm shanked bit in the router, use the router edge guide and can clamp it down then plunge in like a drill press.
 

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Chems":2egnvkcz said:
I use an 8mm shanked bit in the router, use the router edge guide and can clamp it down then plunge in like a drill press.
Yeah I was trying to think of ways to clamp my of1010 down but it was 7pm I had 40 hinges to drill on doors I was fitting the next day so I just set up the fence and went for it :D . I was drilling mdf so not too bad, what I did like is that there's no mess with the router method (if you use an extractor). When I've got time I will knock up some sort of clamping jig for next time.
 

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I didn't see your post when I made mine sorry to say the same thing.

I have done it sans clamp, and only once did it go wrong and the router started dancing around!
 

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These provide the convenience of simply using an electric drill with the surety of a pillar drill, up to a certain point. They are called tech mobiles and are marketed under the wolf brand -
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...bossshogg :)
 

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Chems":2jaydpgq said:
I didn't see your post when I made mine sorry to say the same thing.

I have done it sans clamp, and only once did it go wrong and the router started dancing around!
Yeah I remember that well :oops: when I started out years ago I used a router to do hinges and it quite often slipped but ever since ive just done them with a cordless drill, it pays to have a decent bit.
 
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