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Old 04-29-2012, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Drilling Pen Blanks with a Router Table

Hi all.
I have just started using metric drill bits in a router table to drill pen blanks.
I would recommend this method for WOOD ONLY pen blanks, as the plastic blanks would probably melt from the fast drill. The whole process takes about 15 seconds at 10,000 rpm, the slowest router setting.
I have been drilling my pen blanks with a "MLCS Powerlift / Porter-Cable / RBI" Router table, which I have previously posted last year on Routerforums.com.
The search term is: "x-y-z router table".
I am using Elaire Corporation Porter Cable 7mm, 8mm, and 10mm Collets.
One can order that "pen-making" collet set as a NEW item "PC-SET3" via PayPal. About $50
Three Collet Series are available; Bosch, Porter Cable, and Milwaukee. (Also 6mm and 12mm)
Source: The Elaire Corporation - www.elairecorp.com/
(a USA company). Contact: Mark Neeley

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