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08-04-2013, 05:30 PM
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.
08-04-2013, 05:49 PM
Search for stub drill
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.
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...
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)
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