This paper studies drilling force of pore for hard-cutting material based on theoretical and experimental investigation during pore drilling process. A coupled thermo-mechanical finite element model of metal pore drilling process was established. Some key techniques such as material model, chip separation and damage criteria and dynamic mesh self-adapting technology in the finite element simulation of metal cutting process were discussed in details. The paper simulated dynamically the chip formation of the twist drilling process in which rigid plastic material model was selected for workpieces and thermal rigid models for tools. The results indicate that the proposed finite element model is not only correct but also feasible in the prediction of the variations of drilling force and torque with amount of feed.