In this study, drillability experiments were carried out on the AISI H13 hot work steel which is difficult to machine. Uncoated and AlCrN-coated carbide drills, empty set14 mm, were used at 4 cutting speeds (60, 75, 90 and 108 m/min) and three different feed rates (0.15, 0.20 and 0.25 mm/rev). As a result of the experimental work, it was observed that an increase in the feed rate caused an increased on the thrust force in the workpiece machined with both the uncoated and coated drills. While an increase in the cutting speed caused the thrust force to increase in operations performed with uncoated drills, the increased cutting speed led to a decreased torque. In contrast, an increase in the cutting speed caused both the thrust force and the torque to decrease in the operations with coated drills. Stresses occurring on the drills were analyzed and a mathematical model was developed using the finite element method and the ANSYS Workbench package software.