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|11-28-2010, 09:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Piedmont NC / USA
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Is there a blade size to drill bit size reference available?
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Is there such a thing as a table, reference, card, something like that available for blade size versus required drill bit size that I can buy, copy, or something for reference. What would be really nice is if it was something I could copy and /or laminate to hang in my shop near the drill press that I DON"T HAVE YET!
I've looked here and find discussions about various and sundry blade size vs. drill size issues, but haven't seen any mention about a reference per se.
Barney in NC
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Last edited by sbarnhardt; 11-28-2010 at 10:01 AM.
|11-28-2010, 10:22 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mid-Hudson Valley
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Go to Mikesworkshop.com, then open "Blades For Sale."
Mike is the best for blades and service, try his blades and you will not be disappointed.
|11-28-2010, 12:00 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2010
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I don't know of any such chart but I expect there would be issues with different blades brands being slightly different in size even though they have the same size number. In my personal experience, I use the bare minimum drill bit required only when absolutely necessary. Other than that I use bigger bits about 99% of the time just to make it easier to feed the blades through.
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|11-28-2010, 02:40 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: MA USA
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Barney there's lots around, check this link for starters, or just Google for drill charts.
Drill Size Chart
WD aka: Gloria
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|11-28-2010, 04:09 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Janesville, WI
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This is from Mike's blade brochure. For flat blades
Blade size Bit size
2/0 ---------- 71
1 ------------ 68
3 --- --------- 65
5 ------------- 63
7 ------------ 57
9 ------------- 1/16
12 ----------- 1/16
Mick, - Delta P-20
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|11-28-2010, 08:27 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brandon, SD
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You have to remember that not all umbers from different companies are the same. Like a # 2/0 blade from one might not be the same as from an other 2/0.
Mick has the numbers for the FD-SR. The SR # 5 takes a # 65 bit but the Polar # 5 takes a 63 bit.
Like Jack said, check this on my site: Mike's Workshop selling Flying Dutchman brand fret and scrollsaw blades
Home of the FD Blades
|11-28-2010, 08:39 PM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2005
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I did not know there was a drill bit size for the blades. I have to laugh. because if your drilling in a empty place. it don't matter the drill bit size, as long as there is enough room to fit the blade.and not cut into the sides of the fret. I pretty much just use one drill bit for all my frets. unless it is a vein. then I try to get the smallest one I can find. I have been known to drill 2 wholes to fit a small blade. just to get it in. just my 2 cnts. your friend Evie
|11-29-2010, 01:35 AM||#9|
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Beautiful Southern Oregon
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I do the same as Evie. I use as big a hole as I can. There is no rule saying you have to use the same drill bit on the whole project just as you don't have to use the same size blade. And using two very small bits, where either one is to small for the blade, if you drill the holes side by side on the vein line, you will be surprised by how big a blade you can get in the hole...
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