Deep Hole drilling

This might sound stupid, but I've been wondering, is it possible to use a gun drill on a drill press? Does a drill press accept gun drills? If not, is it possible to modify the drill press so that it accepts gun drills? How? I've used normal drill bits to make "deep"(about 4 inches) holes in metal before, but it was very, very difficult to get it straight, and the metal became hot as heck after a while, sometimes the drill bit even got stuck in the metal and it was extremely difficult to get it out. Thanks

NachoMahma9 years ago
. Try Googling "drill press +hand"
You could make a simple rack thing shaped around your drill, making it so you can work on pieces that are hard to move... Metal drilling means slow slow slow... Watch out for heat buildup, it'll wreck the drill bit, I learned the hard way...