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    Default Help with Drilling stones

    Hiya

    I am wanting to drill some stones i have polished (they are beach/river stones), and am about to purchase this

    Pillar Drill 5-Speed Hobby Model 583mm Height 330W/230V SDM30: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

    But just want to make sure I am buying the right bit of kit for this... Does anyone have any helpful hints for me? I won't be drilling longways through the stone, just a simple hole at either end. I do know i need Diamond drill bits.

    many thanks in advance!

    Anicca

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    The stones are best drilled under water and you need to take it really slow
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    thanks for your reply, Nic. Do you think this piece of kit will be the right way to go?

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    Not sure as it doesn't say what the slowest speed is...
    I'd be more inclined to get a variable speed drill
    (so you can go really slow if needed)
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