Bought a set of Bad Dog drill bits after watching a guy at the Phoenix WW show drill through everything and anything (including ebony) as if it was pine. No smoke, nothing.
I've been trying to figure out how to drill 3/4" bench dog holes in a 2" thick maple table top I'm turning into a work table. This seemed like I had found what I was looking for.
Got home and tried to drill a test hole into a piece of 6/4 maple. Started smoking pretty bad, but it did cut over an inch into the board with not too much pressure. I was using a single speed corded drill. I'm not too excited about the prospect of drilling about 18 holes 1 3/4" deep.
2 questions- Is there something I could be doing differently that might make the bit work the way it did on the demo?
My second thought is to template route the holes with a bushing and an upcut spiral mortising bit. Any other suggestions?