1. #1
    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.

  2. #2
    Search for stub drill
    John S -

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    Phantom Drills by Boneham & Turner do a wide selection. Not the cheapest, but if you're doing alot in a certain material it pays to get the right drill.

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    the short drills are often referred to as "jobbers", cheap but not usually the best quality. G.

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    Jobber drills are standard length drills (at least in the last catalogue I seen them....)

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    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.
    Last edited by GEOFFREY; 08-04-2013 at 06:57 PM. Reason: clarification

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    I have a ton of short drill's, usually after they have snapped off...
    If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:

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    Yea an option maybe to cut some down and re-grind them ?

    .Me
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  9. #9
    twin end drills are fairly strong. Used them for drilling sheet steel when normal drills snap on break through

    Twin End Drills

    Sealey AK9910 Double End Drill Bit Set 10pc 1/8" (AK-9910)

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