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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I will not be around.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
They can be used for various purposes. For some, the reduced diameter provides for reduced drilling pressure and better final hole finish. They can also be ground with an flat or angled secondary cutting edge for simultaneously creating a through hole and counterbore or countersink.
Often used in production. You can drill a hole for a socket head cap screw where the screw goes thru plus the cap screw head can be countersunk at the same time.
Or you can drill and chamfer parts at one time. Time is money in production work. I have used hundreds of drills like that. There is a company in Downey Ca that is named Step Driils unlimited that grinds them to whatever size you need.