Morse taper, morse taper drill, and drift punch
When to Use a Morse-Taper Drills[edit | edit source]
- Used when a hole larger than 1/2" is needed
- Can be used on the mill, lathe, and big drill press in the shop
Guide to Using Morse-Taper Drills[edit | edit source]
NOTE: Do not attempt to chuck Morse taper drills into a standard drill chuck. Their tapered shaft is not compatible with standard non tapered drill chucks.
Morse taper drills, sleeves, and drift punches are located in the top two drawers on the left side of the large grey tool box (#3) across from Russ' office in the shop.
Tool box in the shop with Morse taper drills, sleeves, and drift punches.
|If a drill chuck is inserted into machine, remove it by inserting a drift punch into slot and tap drift with a lead hammer. Hold drill chuck with other hand to prevent it from dropping.
|Wipe the tapered part of the Morse drill bit's shaft to ensure a clean surface.
|Next, insert bit into sleeve, mill, lathe, or drill press and rotate until flat tab on bit falls into slot.
|If inserting into a sleeve, hold the assembly upside down and tap with medium force onto a hard surface once or twice to seat drill bit.
|If inserting into drill press, mill, or lathe, tap end of bit with a lead hammer once or twice using medium force to seat bit. CAUTION! USE ONLY A LEAD HAMMER! Other hammers will damage or dull the bit.
|Follow the same procedure for using regular drills regarding safety, cutting speed, etc.