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.
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 . 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.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 remember that well 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.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!