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Vicious Brass

Posted by hammerscale on October 11, 2014

A word of caution, regard brass with as much or more respect than any other material in the workshop. For some reason, the interface between soft 360 free machining brass and an exiting HSS drill bit is something akin to the adage of an immoveable mass meeting an irresistible force.

To deduce I was witness to such an event and there was blood would be correct.

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