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#1 posted 07-08-2015 08:36 PM

Dang those Brits. :) Always make it so easy.
It doesn’t matter as long as your know; especially when you start to order additional tools. Then you may end up with a smaller, the same, or a larger size than you want.
Some other UK manufacturers are Sorby, Hamlet, Crown, Asley Iles, and more. The Woodworking Store (Hurricane) list both on their specs, Packard tells you but not on every page (Packards are made by Hamlet).
They are “about” 1/8 larger than the US and are measured from flute to outside diameter. Blue would be US, red would be UK.

So be careful when you order. You have a 1/2UK (5/8US) If you want smaller you will have to order a 3/8UK (1/2US). Don’t ask me why I know. :(

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