Originally Posted by Atomicman
You aren't suggesting using a standard drill bit to drill your skis are you?
: Skis are generally marked for the correct size & "Depth" bit to use. You can't drill through the ski using one. Like these (Scroll down to binding drill bits)http://www.tognar.com/binding_tools_...ml #drillbits
Sure..like I said..the proper ski binding screw bit is best. Thanks! for linking it. I did drill through one ski though. Crap in the core grabbed the bit. My ski.Beat up ski. Easy fix. About 10 years ago.
However..I have mounted/still do...oh..drill..30 pairs/more per winter.. skis,plates..as well as the plates I make, repairs/strips/tear outs,wrecked skis,re-doing bad mounts etc.etc That's about right..I do my ski stuff Saturdays during the season..I drill/mount 2 pair or more..every Sat..4 Sat's per month/4 month ski season.
For..the last 10 years. Prior to that..about 10 pair per winter..for the previous..oh..35 years.
I have NEVER had a tear out..even on a re-mount/repair/custom plate. On mine or anyone elses skis.
Yes..I do have..somewhere?? haha..some of those special bits..as well as some stops,a drill press,jigs, etc..but to be honest..I simply cannot remember when I last used one of those bits..or a stop???..certainlly not within the last 10 years.
Yes..I personally just use standard bits..albeit..I have a wide range..machinists..hard coated ones etc Into my hand drill they go
You're right..for the average person..get the right bit. Or if you are banging them out fast. I don't have to do enough that fast..I can take my time..