The Woodcut MillDrill™ was designed to make the production of pepper grinders that utilise the CrushGrind® mechanism, easier and quicker. However, it is a versatile tool and with some adjustment to the cutters it can be used to drill out a variety of different hole sizes
The Woodcut MillDrill™ incorporates a No2 Morse Taper so it will fit into the tail stock of most lathes; this means the drilling process can be done on a lathe.
The Woodcut MillDrill™ has been pre-sharpened ready for immediate use but will need to be sharpened again when the cutters become dull or blunt. Depending on the types of wood being used will depend on how often the cutters will require to be sharpened, regular touch-ups can be done with a diamond lap stone. For more information on sharpening see our sharpening section
The Woodcut MillDrill™ has the added feature of being able to act as a chuck for drill bits with a 10mm shank. Many forstner bits, for example have reduced shanks that measure 10mm and these can be inserted into the front of the Woodcut MillDrill™. Before doing so the front cutter needs to be removed and then, with the drill bit inserted in the front hole, the two grub screws can be tightened.
The Woodcut MillDrill™ comes complete with the cutters fitted an Allen key and instruction sheets showing how to prepare and use the Woodcut MillDrill™.
The Crush Grind salt and pepper mechanisms are supplied in three sizes which are brought separately, for drilling for the CrushGrind mechanism a 25mm sawtooth cutter or forstner is required to first cut the hole through the centre of the blank