Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Best spot weld drill?
View Single Post
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2010, 08:09 AM
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 58
Posts: 15,492
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 4,316
Thanked 3,732 Times in 2,765 Posts
Funny you I should see this today as I spent a good part of yesterday sitting in the hospital with my wife and had the time to write a "Basics of Basics" on seperating welded on panels. I went thru the three common types of bits for drilling out spot welds.

That blair "mini hole saw" is actually the last one I would pick. After reading your posts I don't hate it as much as I use to though. In certain places and times it may not be a bad choice.

But I still would HIGHLY recommend more of a "pro" type drill. I haven't seen one of those blair style in a body shop in almost 20 years!

This is more of what we use today in a shop though this particular exact design I haven't had good luck with but it gives you an idea. What we use is a one piece bit that looks like the one on the bottom of this photo with the pilot bit retracted in.

This is a lowsy photo but here is one.

Reply With Quote