Re: Drilling a Hogue rubber stock?
Originally Posted by Wile E Coyote
I'm envisioning a twist drill bit grabbing and tearing the rubber material.
I agree. I've had some bad luck using common twist drill bits on rubber.
Depending on its density and the speed of the cut, I have had some success using brad point drills in rubber. Finding a piece of dense rubber (e.g. tire tread) to make a practice run has also worked for me. I would also use copious amounts of a good quality rubber lubricant and a slow feed rate.
I've never tried a Forstner bit but would probably consider that as long as it was very sharp and the feed rate was very slow.
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