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LynnandCarol

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gbopp wrote:

You do realize that as soon as you get rid of the duplicates, you will start breaking drill bits. [emoticon]



I must down size the tools/acces./extra hardware I am carrying! It has grown and needs to be cut back. I will keep the duplicates out of the trailer in case needed as I already own them. Do some family members passing, my drill bits just quadrupled. Some of the larger ones I will just remove and if need on the road will purchase, same for some of hardware items.

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I would suggest to buy a drill index box and fill it. An index with 25 holes will get almost any job done. That is the total fractional sizes from 1/8" to 1/2".


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LynnandCarol wrote:

I used to have a drill bit guide (not sure if this is the correct nomenclature), but it has gone missing. The guide had holes that you could place the bit to determine the size. I have 50-60 drill bits and would like to go through them and downsize by getting rid of duplicates. Does anyone first know what I am talking about, and secondly know where I can purchase one. A plastic one would work as my old one was metal! Thanks In Advance!


I'm no help in answering your question but I just have to say I'm impressed with your vocabulary! I haven't seen or heard the word "Nomenclature" ever used outside of my workplace. Any chance you are/were involved in the healthcare or insurance business? [emoticon]

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peajay wrote:

LynnandCarol wrote:

I used to have a drill bit guide (not sure if this is the correct nomenclature), but it has gone missing. The guide had holes that you could place the bit to determine the size. I have 50-60 drill bits and would like to go through them and downsize by getting rid of duplicates. Does anyone first know what I am talking about, and secondly know where I can purchase one. A plastic one would work as my old one was metal! Thanks In Advance!


I'm no help in answering your question but I just have to say I'm impressed with your vocabulary! I haven't seen or heard the word "Nomenclature" ever used outside of my workplace. Any chance you are/were involved in the healthcare or insurance business? [emoticon]


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For me the best way is to measure the drill size is with a set of calipers. Then you can just compare the decimal reading and you'll know if its a fractional, letter, number or even metric drill bit.




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most all drill bits have the size stamped on them. Make your own with a small block of wood.





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[email protected] wrote:

most all drill bits have the size stamped on them. Make your own with a small block of wood.


Right but the problem is if the drill ever slips in the chuck the size is then unreadable. [emoticon]


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YamaDooed wrote:

For me the best way is to measure the drill size is with a set of calipers. Then you can just compare the decimal reading and you'll know if its a fractional, letter, number or even metric drill bit.


X2. Fractional is probably the most common, but number and letter systems are right behind it in popularity. Example: a 1/8" drill is .125, a #30 is .1285

Having said this, probably the handiest item would be a combo drill gauge/screw checker.

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YamaDooed wrote:

For me the best way is to measure the drill size is with a set of calipers. Then you can just compare the decimal reading and you'll know if its a fractional, letter, number or even metric drill bit.
That's the way I do it. Determine what size hole I need and measure the drill bit at the shank. It will be a couple thousandth's smaller there than at the bit end, so if it reads .262 at the shank end the actual size will most likely be .264.


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