The answer is No. However, if you are drilling hardened stainless, and quite a lot of holes that’s another story.
Tools you need for drilling stainless (304, 316)
A Good Quality M2 HSS drill bits, cutting oil and drill press or power drill is all you need, of course to deburr the edge, ideally to use countersunk drill, but pencil deburrer does the trick too.
So, what’s the secret here?
- To start with a pilot hole just under half the final hole size
- Allow enough lube to keep the drill bit cool
- and use medium pressure as well as keeping the drill at a low speed
Can’t be bothered or don’t have all the required tooling? Why not let us to do it for you?
In our workshop, a quick turnaround time and affordable price, we can usually get it done in the same day and even cheaper than buying all the tools doing yourself!
Give us a call for your next project and let us help you out. In the meantime, stay Dry!