View Full Version : Stumpy 3.5mm drill bit?

08-04-2013, 05:30 PM
Hey guys

Does such a thing as a stumpy 3.5mm drillbit exist?

I need to drill some holes that are only around 15mm deep and I could do with not having all the flex of standard long drillbits.

I have seen stubby drills before just not this size.

John S
08-04-2013, 05:49 PM
Search for stub drill

08-04-2013, 06:00 PM
Phantom Drills by Boneham & Turner (http://www.phantomdrills.co.uk) do a wide selection. Not the cheapest, but if you're doing alot in a certain material it pays to get the right drill.

08-04-2013, 06:54 PM
the short drills are often referred to as "jobbers", cheap but not usually the best quality. G.

08-04-2013, 07:15 PM
Jobber drills are standard length drills (at least in the last catalogue I seen them....)

08-04-2013, 07:36 PM
You are correct m_c. I have just googled it and the shortest length bits are referred to as screw machine length, although that may an American term. of course John S is right -stub drill-. Sorry. G.

08-04-2013, 09:32 PM
I have a ton of short drill's, usually after they have snapped off...

Lee Roberts
09-04-2013, 12:04 AM
Yea an option maybe to cut some down and re-grind them ?


09-04-2013, 01:33 AM
twin end drills are fairly strong. Used them for drilling sheet steel when normal drills snap on break through

Twin End Drills (http://vikingdrill.com/Twin_End_Drills_Type.html)

Sealey AK9910 Double End Drill Bit Set 10pc 1/8" (AK-9910) (http://www.toolstop.co.uk/sealey-ak9910-double-end-drill-bit-set-10pc-1-8-p58326)