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Forum topic by DKV posted 06-29-2015 11:22 PM 799 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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06-29-2015 11:22 PM

I should be receiving my Lee Valley 1/8” through 1/2” by 64th’s sometime soon. I am interested in buying 1/2” through 1” by 64th’s also. Anyone know where I can buy a set?

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lepelerin

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#1 posted 06-30-2015 12:38 AM

exactly at the same place where you bought your actual set at LV. You might have to buy individual ones to make the set.

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DKV

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#2 posted 06-30-2015 12:57 AM

lepe, thanks for the help but I already looked there. Individually they are very expensive and some of the sizes are missing, specifically 41/64ths.

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#3 posted 06-30-2015 01:08 AM

No answer to your question, but I am curious why you need every bit from 1/8” through 1” by 64-ths. Sounds like a large number of expensive bits that will never get used. LV sells a 5/8’” bit. Do you actually have something that requires the added 64th of an inch? If you were drilling metal, I could understand a bit better, but these are wood bits. The last 64th could be had with a bit of sandpaper.

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#4 posted 06-30-2015 01:09 AM

I think once you get above 1/2” it is time to get Forstners.

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#5 posted 06-30-2015 01:29 AM



I think once you get above 1/2” it is time to get Forstners.

- bondogaposis

+1, the only brad point I have ever used larger than 7/16” was a 3/4” I have which I used to drill dog holes using a bushing that obviously won’t work with a forstner. Larger brad points just pack up in wood where forstners (particularly the good ones like Colt Maxicut) just fly through wood. You will find it hard to find forstners by the 1/64th of an inch (especially the high quality ones) mainly because there is so little need for them for drilling wood.

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Kazooman

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#6 posted 06-30-2015 01:42 AM

Yep, I also have a 3/4” brad point bit that I bought for the sole purpose of drilling the dog holes in my bench. 3 1/2” of hard maple. 4 3/4” for the end vise jaw. Even with the rails well clamped on the drill press table and supported on external stands it was a real struggle. Lots of drilling, backing out, vacuuming to clear chips, and repeat. I haven’t found another use for the bit since.

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madts

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#7 posted 06-30-2015 01:46 PM

You might start looking at metric bits to fill the gaps.

Madts.

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#8 posted 06-30-2015 02:01 PM

I was drilling some holes the other day that were just to tight and said to myself…dang, I wish I had a 41/64’s bit.
It could happen! Probably not so much though, much more likely to happen with a 39/64’s bit. pmc?
In any case, if you don’t have it, you can’t use it. I like having things myself, so I can’t knock you.

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#9 posted 06-30-2015 02:49 PM

I picked up the 7 and 12 piece sets from Lee Valley, having the double 1/4” bits made more sense. Got home and put the 3/4” on my wish list, oh well another trip to L.V. Darn! HeHe. They are really great bits, You may want to look at the # drill bits?

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 06-30-2015 05:47 PM

40 years of woodworking and I don’t even own one Brad point bit. What you going to do with a 41/64ths bit?????

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#11 posted 06-30-2015 05:58 PM



40 years of woodworking and I don t even own one Brad point bit. What you going to do with a 41/64ths bit?????

- AlaskaGuy

The 41/64ths size is crucial to drill holes to accept the plugs from your home-made 39/64ths doweling plate.

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DKV

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#12 posted 06-30-2015 05:58 PM



40 years of woodworking and I don t even own one Brad point bit. What you going to do with a 41/64ths bit?????

- AlaskaGuy

I drilled a 5/8” hole through a 2” piece of walnut that needed to be a smidgen (1/64th) bigger and I hate sanding holes to make them a smidgen (1/64th) bigger. I often find I need a smidgen…

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BinghamtonEd

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#13 posted 06-30-2015 06:01 PM

The proper technique to enlarge a hole by a “smidgen” is to drill the hole, then, while the drill is still on, ream the hole out back and forth a few times. Should equal about a smidgen.

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DKV

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#14 posted 06-30-2015 06:01 PM

Bing, that’s another reason…

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#15 posted 06-30-2015 06:15 PM


40 years of woodworking and I don t even own one Brad point bit. What you going to do with a 41/64ths bit?????

- AlaskaGuy

I drilled a 5/8” hole through a 2” piece of walnut that needed to be a smidgen (1/64th) bigger and I hate sanding holes to make them a smidgen (1/64th) bigger. I often find I need a smidgen…

- DKV


I see. I think you’d be better off with hole stretcher kit.

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