Drill bit sizes


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Drill bit sizes

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:30 am



Perhaps someone can use this, I find it extremely helpful as I don't have all of these measurements memorized.... http://www.gearhob.com/eng/design/drill_eng.htm It sure helps to get the correct bit... :D



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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby spiralout » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:12 pm

Thanks. That's much easier to read than the faded ones in my grandfathers old toolboxes. Used to be, I'd just ask him, even into his 80's he still remembered all that stuff. 40+ yrs as a machinist.

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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby dingdong » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:49 am

Thanks. Bookmarked.

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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:06 am

I know all the typical 1/16" thru 15/16" but it gets pretty precise with the sizes between... :shock:

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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby ka4yqi » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks littlebeaver, I got a set of the number bits ( goes 80 to 40 )that you use with the hand. Now I will know the what sizes I have.


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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:53 pm

that's great,,,we are having a test on each number this Friday....Study up :lol: I didn't find the need to post Metric bits size

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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby goldminerusa » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:19 am

Before I needed reading glasses to do this, someone told me to use a bit whose O.D was slightly larger than the shank of the fastener I wanted to use. (ie. not the thread dia.) Almost always works for me. I did bookmark it though. Thanks.

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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby ronjr123 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:41 am

For those of us with an android based phone, there is an app called "drill bit charts".

Extremely useful.

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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:47 am

Thanks Beav, truly useful. I appreciate it.
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Re: Drill bit sizes

Postby CMReynolds1 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:48 am

I like Ron Jr. added info too. I will have to download that right now.


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