## 1.5 PRACTICE PROBLEMS

1. What would happen if a drill without flutes was used?

2. If we want a hole with a 1/2-14-UNC thread, what size of tap drill should be used?

3. What type of drill press is suitable for drilling holes in car engine blocks? Justify your answer.

4. Which of these statements is not correct?

a) work is not moved on a radial arm drill press.

b) automatic feeds are available on sensitive drill presses.

c) multispindle drill presses always drill multiple holes at once.

d) all of the above.

5. Which of these statements is correct?

a) a margin of a drill bit does most of the cutting.

b) the relief angle on the tip of the drill bit makes it not a conical shape.

c) a large drill bit point angle is useful for cutting soft materials.

d) none of the above.

6. Which of the following statements is not correct?

a) core drills have 3 or 4 flutes.

b) high helix drills help in chip removal.

c) straight fluted drills are used for sheet metal.

d) centre drills are for long holes, such as gun barrels.

7. Which of the following is not a typical drill press operation?

a) counter boring.

b) spot facing.

c) counter sinking.

d) none of the above.

8. Which of the statements is most correct?

a) reamers are used to finish holes with accuracies not possible when a normal drill is used.

c) taps and reamers can both be used without a machine tool.

d) none of the above.

9. Given a hole that is to be drilled then reamed to 3.000”, develop a process plan including speeds and feeds.

10. We want to drill a hole that is 2.369” in diameter. If we know that the accuracy the shop can provide for drilling is +0.030” to -0.010”,

a) what is an appropriate fractional drill size to use?

b) what operation might follow?

11. Calculate the machine tool spindle speeds for the following,

a) drilling with a 19/32” high speed steel bit in mild steel. The CS is 70 ft./min.

12. We are to drill 6 holes in a 2” thick mild steel plate. The plate is held in a jig. We are using a 63/64” high speed steel drill, and the suggested parameters are CS = 80 ft./min. with a feed of 0.004”/rev. After drilling each hole is to be finished with a 1.0” diameter reamer. If the suggested parameters for the reamer are CS = 80 ft./min. with a feed of 0.010”/rev.,

a) calculate the time to do all of the operations (and make allowances for drill point travel)

b) find the cost to produce 500 parts when each part needs 3 minutes for setup (no operation), labor rates are \$25/hr., and overhead is \$25/hr.

13. Which of these statements is not correct?

a) work is not moved on a radial arm drill press.

b) automatic feeds are available on sensitive drill presses.

c) multispindle drill presses must always drill multiple holes at once.

d) all of the above.

ans. B

14. Which of these statements is correct?

a) a margin of a drill bit does most of the cutting.

b) the relief angle on the tip of the drill bit makes it a conical shape.

c) a large drill bit point angle is useful for cutting soft materials.

d) none of the above.

ans. D

15. Which of the following statements is not correct?

a) core drills have a hollow center to remove chips.

b) high helix drills help in chip removal.

c) straight fluted drills are used for sheet metal.

d) centre drills are for long holes, such as gun barrels.

ans. A or D

16. Which of the following is not a typical drill press operation?

a) counter boring.

b) spot facing.

c) counter sinking.

d) none of the above.

ans. D

17. Which of the statements is most correct?

a) reamers are used to finish holes with accuracies not possible when a normal drill is used.

c) taps and reamers can both be used without a machine tool.

d) none of the above.

ans. A

18. What are functions of the following parts of a drill bit. a) body, b) web, c) point, d) tang, e) margin, f) flutes, g) body clearance.

19. What are the purposes of the following drill points. a) conventional, b) flat, c) long angle.

20. What applications are the following drill bits well suited to? a) high helix, b) straight flute, c) gun, d) hard steel, e) core, f) oil hole.

21. What will happen if a drill bit has unequal angles on the cutting edges/lips? What if the edges are not of equal length?

22. Why should most holes be started with a center drill?

23. What are the disadvantages of a thick web found on some drills?

24. What is the purpose of pilot holes?

25. What is the main difference between a) threading operations and tapping operations? b) boring and reaming?

26. List 5 ways work can be held in a lathe.

27. Can peripheral and face milling be done with the same cutter? How common is this?

28. Describe the steps in cutting a 3/8-12-UNC taped hole.

(ans. center drill, drill 1/4”, drill .292”, starting tap, finishing tap)

29. a) Explain the cutting mechanism of a drill bit, and b) suggest the features of a drill bit for cutting a thin piece of sheet metal.