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    Drilling start holes for Fretwork, the smallest Bit I have is 1/8, which works for larger cutouts, but too big for small pieces , lines. Using Olson Pin ends in the 49 's numbers currently. What size bits should I buy?

  • #2
    If you are using pin end blades you are limited by the width of the pin. Even if the blade is smaller the pin will remain the same.
    Rolf
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    • #3
      Without going down to numbered blades you should be able find 5/64 or 3/32. A Rolf said you are limited to the width of the pin.
      Scott
      Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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      • #4
        If you have pinless blades, Mike’s Workshop (now owned by Wooden Teddy Bear), has a chart blades to drill bits.
        Denny
        ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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        • #5
          I found this link about how to remove the pin from the blade and substitute a safety pin. I can’t vouch for this tip, but thought I’d pass it along.

          https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodwor...change-hassles
          Carole

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          • #6
            3/32 is like drilling with a piece of hair it is so thin. I use this bit to drill a starter on the Angels and birdhouses for the eye screw for the hanger. I turn on the drill press and push the angel or birdhouse onto the drill bit. This may work for the starter holes for fretwork.
            Betty

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            • #7
              3/32 is huge! I use a #70 drill bit for many of my ornaments it is .028" 3/32 is .093"
              Rolf
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              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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              • #8
                I think I have some #72 size that I use. I'd be dead in the water if the smallest I had was 3/32".
                Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                • #9
                  #62 is as high as I’ve gone, chucked into a drill press. My go-to bit for bowls is #56, which takes a #7 blade.
                  Carole

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                  • #10
                    How about 1/32? If you click on the picture and don’t enlarge it, that is the size of the bit.
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                    Betty

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                    • #11
                      Found these figured I will try
                      https://widgetsupply.com/product/bdl32-82616md.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by will8989 View Post
                        How about 1/32? If you click on the picture and don’t enlarge it, that is the size of the bit.
                        1/32" is pretty small. That's between a #67 & #68.
                        Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                        • #13
                          If you can't get at least one of the pins through a hole that small, it won't do you any good.

                          You'll either have to remove the pin (see my earlier post), or configure your saw blade holders to take pinless blades. It's not the blade size that's causing the problem, or the size of the drilled hole. It's the pin at the end that can't pass through.
                          Carole

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                          • #14
                            As thin as a hair Bill.
                            Betty

                            "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                            • #15
                              Pete not sure where on the Coast you are but if there are any hobby shops you can check there for micro bits. They are used by folks who play with model cars and trains.
                              Scott
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