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    Great explanation thanks

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    Thanks! I appreciate it.

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    As you have stated, axially it it fine especially if a hole is roughed out first with a drill bit. I use as you do in the pedestal drill and in the tailstock chuck regularly. Nice short and too the point video.

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    Reasonably, and with respect, the question could be asked "Can you 'pork' a porcupine?" Well, you can...but it ain't likely to be pretty and you may get hurt. (Legality may vary by region.)

    Seriously though, the question needed to be asked and this is the most reasonable answer to this question I've heard before. Well done!

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    >As you have stated, axially it it fine especially if a hole is roughed out first with a drill bit. I use as you do in the pedestal drill and in the tailstock chuck regularly. Nice short and too the point video.

    Thanks! It is funny as I read your reply two things dawned on me. First I did not mention, as you point out, the importance of drilling a hole first as many end mills do not cut in the center. And second, I thought of another use, putting a small flat on round stock to drill for a set screw for instance. Thanks for the reply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonmrye View Post
    Reasonably, and with respect, the question could be asked "Can you 'pork' a porcupine?" Well, you can...but it ain't likely to be pretty and you may get hurt. (Legality may vary by region.)

    Seriously though, the question needed to be asked and this is the most reasonable answer to this question I've heard before. Well done!
    lol, I actually had gone back and forth about whether to make the video. I mean I could have just said "the answer is no, it is not designed for it" but I decided there may be some value, to the complete novice, in a piece by piece explanation of the design and limitations. At least when the next person tries to "pork" this particular porcupine they will know why they got poked.
    All the best!
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    The 0nly time I use an end mill in a drill chuck is to put a small flat spot on the side of round stock before drilling a hole with my drill press.



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