Updated – The Mill Drill Universal is a newer Mill Drill – for CrushGrind and now CrushGrind Mini peppermill mechanisms
The Mill Drill Universal has been designed by turners, for turners. Designed to make the production of pepper grinders that utilize the CrushGrind® type mechanism.
- EASY TO USE – Simple design to speed up your production of peppermills. Specifically designed for, but not limited to, using the CrushGrind® mechanism.
- ONLY TOOL NEEDED FOR DRILLING – A versatile tool which incorporates a No2 Morse Taper so it will fit into the tail stock of most lathes. With some adjustment to the cutters it can be used to cut a wide range of hole sizes making it unnecessary to buy a number of drill bits. Can be used to hold Forstner drill bits with a 0.39 inch shank.
- USER GUIDES & VIDEOS SUPPLIED – An extensive user guide booklet is included in the box with your Mill-Drill. User guide and demonstration videos available on You Tube.
- DESIGNED BY TURNERS, FOR TURNERS – Designed and made by wood turners, every detail is thought about from a woodworkers point of view, resulting in a very easy to use tool which gives the very best results every time.
A 1″ hole is drilled in the pepper mill blank and then the Mill Drill Universal is used to enlarge the hole and cut a step for the mechanism. It drills the two different diameter holes, to the correct diameter and distance apart so the mechanism fits exactly; a hole for the body of the mechanism and, finally a larger hole which allows the mechanism to rest against a shoulder at a depth from the base of the mill of your choice, giving ample clearance for access to the knurled knob at the base of the CrushGrind® mechanism. An Allen key is supplied and with either a set of Vernier calipers or an accurate rule, the cutters can be set to the correct orientation and distances required.Mill Drill User Guide (222 downloads)
It is a versatile tool and with some adjustment to the cutters it can be used to cut a wide range of hole sizes making it unnecessary to buy a number of drill bits. Your Mill Drill Universal will arrive pre-sharpened ready for immediate use. They can be easily re sharpened when the cutters become dull or blunt, with the DMT Credit Card Hone, or similar. How regularly you sharpen the cutters will depend on the timber being used.
Replacement cutters are available.