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drill bit size?

I had a drill bit for making pens...but lost it some how. I know it was a 7 mm...but it seems as if the big box stores don't carry the metric..at least HD dosent. What would be the size bit I would need in standard size?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-08-2009, 09:24 PM
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drill bit size

Wish I could tell you,but you can click on PSI and just look for bits and it will tell you the size for different pens.
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Might be as easy to order it from Rocklers or Woodcraft or any number of online suppliers.
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i agree with gary there is no non sae size that will match the 7mm
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A 7mm drill comes out to about .276 in English. The closest you could get is an I or a J at .272 or .277. A quick Google search should bring up several places to buy metric drills.
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You really need to stick with the metric. There is no sae bit that is going to get you 7mm, the 7mm gives you a perfect fit for the blanks and if you use sae it will either be too big or too small.

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