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Speed For Drilling Piano Wood

Hello Folks,

Got a question about drill speed

When I drill a piano wood, the finish is not clean.

Is it better to use higher speed or lower speed?
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Originally Posted by THORHAMMER View Post
Hello Folks,

Got a question about drill speed

When I drill a piano wood, the finish is not clean.

Is it better to use higher speed or lower speed?
What kind of wood?

What type of bit are you using?

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In addition to George's questions, what is the diameter of the hole?

In general I have found Forstner bits give the cleanest edge, then brad point then twist drill.

I do not use spade bits.

Speed depends on the type of drill and diameter of hole to be drilled.

There are drill charts available for recommended speed setting.

You can download this one from Wood magazine.

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