Newbie hobby machinist looking to make some tool adapters and jigs out
of drill rod.
I've got a small, 1/3hp drill press, 9" bandsaw with metal cutting blade
(not bi-metal) and a Taig micro lathe with carbide cutters (C2).
Can I machine O-1 drill rod with this setup?
Max size would be 5/8 inches. Just want to cut it in suitable lengths,
drill/ream some holes in it and slit it to use as expanding mandrel.
Would I be better off with 12L14 CRS ?
17 years ago