Drill guage /tidy

  1. OCTOBOX New Member

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    I got tired of rooting through my box of random drills so i made this drill tidy. It took ruddy ages drilling all them holes. the bearing was pressed and glued in so i can remove off its stand and sit it on a bench flat.
     
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  2. dcocks

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    That's cool
     
  3. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    OMG, you are a patient man - and neat.

    Sorting out my bits is also on a list somewhere. I am tempted to cheat and buy the hell out of some though...
     
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  4. 123hotchef Member

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    i dropped my big new box of drill bits today took me ages to sort them out 1mm up to 10mm in 0.1mm increments
     
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  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Mine live in the drawer and I set the calipers to the size needed and hunt.
    One day il get more organised.
     
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  6. 123hotchef Member

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    ha that works too not sure id trust the calipers for .1mm though
     
  7. brightspark

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    all mine are in drill boats or in the metal cases they came in .I also have 2 sets of drill gauges one metric and one imperial handy to measure all the loose drills I acquire nice job of your stand there :) handy to have
     
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  8. dcocks

    dcocks Member

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    Mine are just a mess
     
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  9. OCTOBOX New Member

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    Omg I wouldn’t want to make a drill tidy with them increments. It was a nightmare with 0.5mm
     
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  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Best get your mics out then, missed the .1

    I'd trust mine tbh. Will replace my mitoyo like for like when they die. Well worthwhile.
     
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  11. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    These are nice.
     
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  12. Pete.

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    0.1mm is 4 thou well within the capability of even cheap calipers.
     
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  13. 123hotchef Member

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    very true just time consuming
     
  14. Pete.

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    If you're trying to find a particular size of drill from a bunch of similar-sized drills there's an easy way to do it. Grab a bunch in your hand and hold them like you're going to 'draw straws'. Now take your digital caliper and put the jaws across the whole line of drills, it will grab the biggest one. Pluck it out with the caliper jaws and drop it back in the box. The next one you grab will be the next size down. Just keep doing that until you get to the size you need.
     
  15. 123hotchef Member

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    cunning i like that idea
     
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