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    Source for micro metric drill bits

    Click here for bits in sizes down to .16mm.

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    All well and good, but where do you buy a chuck for a drill press which can hold a bit that small? tim

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    A Pin Vise .

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    Quote Originally Posted by noseoil
    All well and good, but where do you buy a chuck for a drill press which can hold a bit that small? tim
    You don't use sub #75 drills with a powered impliment. They are too fragile. As mentioned above, use a pinvise and very little pressure. Helps if what you are drilling through is rather soft and very thin.

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    Well, maybe it's just me, but...

    In the time it takes me to decide which micro twist drill I want, figure out if I still have one that's not broken, get the correct tiny vial, extract one drill, chuck it in the pin vise, retrieve the other four from the table top before they can roll off on the rug to vanish forever, get another one out to replace the one that bent or broke when I dropped the pin vise to catch the escapers, rechuck, drill the hole, and (if I haven't broken the bit) put the drill away again, I could have made four or five holes with a needle and fine sandpaper or oilstone, measured them on my scanner, and chosen the best looking and/or closest to the size I need -- and not have used up/broken/lost ten bucks worth of micro twist drills...
    Photography has always fascinated me -- as a child, simply for the magic of capturing an image onto glossy paper with a little box, but as an adult because of the unique juxtaposition of science and art -- the physics of optics, the mechanics of the camera, the chemistry of film and developer, alongside the art in seeing, composing, exposing, processing and printing.

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    hobby shops that sell to model railroad hobbiests will have tiny drill bits and pin vices. Check your phone book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald Qualls
    Well, maybe it's just me, but...

    In the time it takes me to decide which micro twist drill I want, figure out if I still have one that's not broken, get the correct tiny vial, extract one drill, chuck it in the pin vise, retrieve the other four from the table top before they can roll off on the rug to vanish forever, get another one out to replace the one that bent or broke when I dropped the pin vise to catch the escapers, rechuck, drill the hole, and (if I haven't broken the bit) put the drill away again, I could have made four or five holes with a needle and fine sandpaper or oilstone, measured them on my scanner, and chosen the best looking and/or closest to the size I need -- and not have used up/broken/lost ten bucks worth of micro twist drills...
    Don't confuse the issue with logic Donald.

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    Harbor freight sells a 50 pc. Carbide bit set of assorted mini drills and rasps....12.95 for all 50

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