H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Jul 26, 2011
XM: Tig weld!!!
Straight flute drills, some call them die sinking drills.I was in a Hi Fi shop where the owners had made a clear Plexiglass speaker cabinet(why see all those wires? I guess to gloat over the expensive speaker!). They remarked that they wouldn't be asking so much for it if they hadn't broken so much plastic when drilling it. I showed them how to grind their drill for the next time. You used to could buy drills for brass. I have some. They are just like twist drills,but their flutes are straight,not twisted. Since brass still has to be drilled,I wonder if some specialist still sells them?
Did you all see the video when a high school muscle man lost a contrest between himself and hanging on to the chuck key of a largish lathe? He started on the back side of the lathe,and got flipped over to the front side. I can't recall the injuries he got before another student hit the off button!! Fortunately,I don't think he was seriously hurt. Another incident done when the teacher wasn't looking.
I agree. Things happen pretty fast at the speeds they run.the most fearful is the table saw
IMO this also applies when it is pushing 100 outside, concerning ones work truck or van...When its -40* don't lock your keys into your vehicle, always have a spare key in your wallet...in case you do.
I had the exact same experience. I never found any missile either. Fortunately, my comprehensive covered most of the bill.I was on a job a couple of summers ago building a new hospital. Walked back out to the vehicle. Didn't need a key. Right rear passenger window was in tiny little pieces (safety glass). Never really figured it out. They were doing some mowing around the area, but it was record hot that day, and my vehicle is black. I looked inside thoroughly for a foreign object from the mowers.....kind of hoping it was them so I could make someone pay for the glass, but never found anything. Guess it could have bounced off. Watch where you park if there is a contract mowing crew around!
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