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Old 02-18-2014, 10:20 PM
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Jobber length drill bits are pretty much the standard length and most common. They are also usually the cheapest. Taper length are longer so you don't need those unless you need to drill deeper holes. The screw machine length or sometimes called stubby are shorter are sometimes actually a bit pricier even though they are shorter because they are not as common. I find that the shorter the bit the better because it doesn't flex as much and is easier to locate or pick up where I want to place my hole. For knifemaking the jobber is fine but if the price is comparable you can go with the stubby. And after many sharpening a jobber will turn into a stubby anyway.
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Screw machine is the shortest, stiffest drill. Those are the ones I prefer. But, obviously, if you are drilling something that needs a deeper hole you'll need a longer drill. In short, its probably best to use the shortest drill that meets your needs. Also, I like the cobalt drills as they seem to last quite a bit longer than the plain HSS without costing too much more...


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I have gotten to the point where I rarely use the fractional drill bits. I picked up a complete set of numbered drill bits and using the chart mentioned above usually drill my holes a few thousandths of an inch wide. Then as I need to I can see which drill bits I use often and buy those in quantity. I have also lately switched to the stubby drill bits but based on Ray's comment will now try the Screw Machine size.
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Smile bit sizes

ive posted this before but for those that missed It

1/8=#30
3/32=#40
1/16=#51
1/4= F

This gives you clearance for epoxy and will not split out scales.
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