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    Drilling harden steel with a hand drill

    Drilling harden steel 59 RC. with a hand drill In this video i will show you how to sharpen a masonry - concrete - hammer drill bits to cut harden steel I will demonstrate drilling into hardened steel with a cheap carbide drill bits this works well for drilling in to knives or knife making it is preferred to use a mill or at least a drill press but it can be done with a hand drill but i do not recommend it

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    One note of observation I've noticed over time that many of the harder materials can be successfully drilled by using much higher down pressure at the same time using a very slow RPM.
    As you said hand drills are a horrible choice for this task but many times they may be the only option available

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