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Old 09-29-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Drilling slate

Quick question: to drill a hole in slate for driftwood do I use an old drill bit or a cement bit?
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Either will work, although the carbide bit is preferable.
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Quick question: to drill a hole in slate for driftwood do I use an old drill bit or a cement bit?
Carbide will work great a cement bit will work too but slower
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Used one of my cheapy bits, worked great!
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I use el cheapo bits to do it also, just keep some water nearby to pour onto the bit while you are doing it. You may sacrifice a bit or two using this method.
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Drilled 3 pieces and it went quick. Thought about using water but didn't need it.
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