Smoke fumes when drilling through plywood using carbide drill bit.
I am drilling 1/8" holes using a carbide drill bit through plywood. I am basically just pre-dilling for driving #8 wood screws through the plywood and pine.
In certain parts of the plywood as I am drilling, there is a burning smell. The drill bit is brand new and I am using a 6.8A drill.
Am I spinning the drill too fast or do I need to get proper wood dril bits?
I was using a #8 combination countersink bit, but that too was burning when drilling through the plywood. Obviously I had no problem drilling through pine.
Any help would be appreciated.
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