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January 19, 2019, 09:46:25 am
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Larry Patrick
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« on: December 19, 2015, 06:16:17 pm »

A few times when drilling the diamond coating gets left in hole 1mm ,any way to remove to be able to finish hole? Broke off 1/16 inside hole.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2015, 06:19:57 pm »

I usually drill trough from the opposite side to push the broken piece out.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 04:14:21 pm »

Good idea,except this time drilling top for pendant.
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 05:17:05 pm »

The only way is to drill a new hole directly along the broken bit.....
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 06:45:28 pm »

Thanks
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