This 1/8″ drill bit is made specifically for CNC routers to make Cribbage boards. Bore through every hole at lightning speed. Run at 17,000 RPM at 60 inches per minute. Each hole is complete in less than a second without peck drilling!
If you are planning on designing plans and making a DIY cribbage board game, you want the holes to be perfectly positioned. Whether you are making it by hand with a drilling jig or on a CNC router, choosing any drill can lead to problems in your project. They are stated below.
This cribbage board drill bit has 3 characteristics built into it for extreme performance:
- It is made of solid carbide steel. Standard 1/8″ drill bits are made of highspeed steel. Density changes in wood grain cause high-speed steel bits to flex while drilling, causing your cribbage board holes to be out of alignment and at a slight tilt. Carbide is rigid so it resists flexing.
- High-speed steel heats up faster, so peck drilling is required to allow the tip to cool.
- The point grind reduces burrs around the top of the hole. It also holds a sharp edge 100x longer than high-speed steel.
- The smoothed flutes allow chip ejection while the drill bit is plunging, further allowing a complete hole without pecking.
This bit will last through hundreds of boards if you follow the feeds & speeds listed below. This 1/8 cribbage board drill bit can also be used for aluminum, brass, /steel acrylic, and other materials.
Included are Cribbage board files I found for free. They are yours to do what you want.
Watch this video to see the bit perform
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- Cut diameter: 1/8″
- Shank: 1/8″
- Length: 2.4″
- Flutes: 2
- Flute length: 0.75″
- Material: 100% carbide
- Plunge feed: 60-70 inches per minute
- Speed (rpm): 17000 (Makita dial 3.5)
- Max plunge depth: 0.75 inches.
- Due to flute length, cannot full stroke plunge past 0.75 inches
- After 0.75 inches, set peck to 0.1″
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The 1/8″ drill bit for CNC routers Cribbage Board making (a.k.a. down bit, down cut bit, downcut bit)