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Question for our friends outside the U.S.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by farmer_lew, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. farmer_lew

    farmer_lew Hi-Tech Redneck

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    I work in a hardware store, and today we were discussing whether or not drill bits are made in metric sizes. So, for those of you who live where the metric system reigns, are your drill bits metric or do you have numbered bits?
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Good question.. [​IMG]
     
  3. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    metric work very well and is often much simpler. The trick is to not convert the system that the us uses into a metric system. It would so rather work with metric, It would make travel so simple.
     
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I am not outside the U.S, but yes they make metric drill bits.
     
  5. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A complete drill index contains American Standard, metric and numbered bits, and costs a few hundred dollars. I'm sure most serious machinists possess one.
     
  6. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes there are metric drill bits here in the good ol' USA. And metric bolts and nuts too. Trucks, cars, and 18-wheelers are held together by metric and American standard. Now lets talk hydraulic sizes and fittings...................
     
  7. cat

    cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a quick look and here in the UK we have them in metric, inches, and numbers - sometimes all three are given!
     
  8. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My dad owns some metric tools.
     

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