Hi, i am trying to drill a hole through this metal piece (leg of a divider to attach a caster to it).
I bought this and cutting fluid from bunnings to drill a hole through it.
This is what i achieved (with bit of help with engraving tool) in about 20 minuate. Half a hole….
As you can see from the mess i made on the photos, i am clearly new to this… and i need some guidence with this.
20 minuates for half a hole… and i need 3 more holes after this….
I would be appreciated if some of you could help me what i am doing wrong… and if i need to buy other drill bits, a link would be appreciated.
Also, if there is a cheap ways (under $50 total) to have 4 holes drilled to those, i dont mind leaving those to the professionals and just pay for them.
If you know anyone who provide such service in Brisbane, please help me!
The result photo
First of all, thanks everyone who gave me wonderful advices.
I was gonna try it out myself again after getting the tool, but wonderful local carpenter sent me an offer through airtasker.
As i was afraid that i might make the same mistake, i took the easy path.
The carpenter showed me how to properly drill through the metal piece. Starting from small bits to 10mm in the end as you guys advised me.
He commented that the piece is a strong steel, so the drill bit i had was not good enough for the purpose.
He used those golden drill bits, which indeed cut through the metal like butter as one commented.
So, i think i may be able to get away with the excuse that i used the wrong tool ;D
On the bright side, the carpenter even cut the excess bolt, so its done properly and looks nice.
I can definentely get the right tools and try to follow you guys advice and what ive seen in the future.
Thank you all!