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is 10mm the same as 3/8 ? help needed

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by moghm, 12 Apr 2009.

  1. moghm

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    Hi Guys,

    Help appreciated. Needed a 10mm masonary drill bit for a diy job, and then realised that shops are closed for easter sunday. I have found a brand new drill bit tha says 10 and the 3/8 undreneath it. Does this mean that the drill bit is 10mm and that I can use it ?

    many thanks
     
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    3/8" translates to 9.525mm.

    So, go ahead and use the drill bit. As it is masonry it won't make a jot of difference.
     
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    many thanks
     
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    Tip for the future: You could have drilled a test hole else where to find out.
     
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    Another tip - jig a 3/8 drill around a little to make a 10mm hole
     
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    I've got a nice selection of bent bits that I've leant to people because they couldn't be bothered to use the right size drill bit, think they were trying to drill a 8mm hole with a 5mm bit! :rolleyes:
     
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