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Garry Martin 118/11/2017 16:51:27
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good afternoon all

does anyone know where I can get a empty imperial drill case that will take 31 drills from 1/64" to 1/2" I have spent all afternoon searching

Clarke do a complete, set but I can get drill free and as many as I want so only need the case

hope someone can help getting fed up with them all in a box and trying to find the right one.

JasonB18/11/2017 16:55:21
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Amazing what you find with a simple search for "empty drill box" Try this one not seen a box that starts with 1/64th usually 1/16" thro to 1/2" in 64ths

Sometimes it is cheaper to buy a full box and treat the contents as DIY drills and put your good ones in the box

 

Edited By JasonB on 18/11/2017 16:59:25

Garry Martin 118/11/2017 17:07:26
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JasonB you are the man and whats more I only live 2 miles from them wonder if there still open if not Monday ill be there many thanks Jason

Anthony Knights18/11/2017 17:14:21
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Why not get a block of wood. Drill holes for each drill and use this to store them. So simple.

Garry Martin 118/11/2017 17:35:52
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Anthony I thought about that but was going to use ally just looks a lot better in a case

Garry Martin 118/11/2017 17:36:30
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thought someone might have one kicking around with a lot of drills missing ect ect

Garry Martin 118/11/2017 17:39:22
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Jason £ 16-76 don't know if vat added but eBay got one at 15-00 free postage at moment full so as you say might be better getting that and using the drills for DIY and restock with tin coated one we use at work

not done it yet18/11/2017 17:54:05
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Here is my drill box. Starts at 40 thou and progresses (in increasing size) from no.60 to no.1, then in 1/64ths (from1/16 to 1/2" at one end and 26 letter drills at the other end.

A few missing, currently, but the whole lot only cost me about £20 when I bought them (admittedly, about ten years ago). Good value from Canadian Tire.

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Edited By not done it yet on 18/11/2017 17:56:08

Oldiron18/11/2017 19:47:22
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Posted by not done it yet on 18/11/2017 17:54:05:

Here is my drill box. Starts at 40 thou and progresses (in increasing size) from no.60 to no.1, then in 1/64ths (from1/16 to 1/2" at one end and 26 letter drills at the other end.

A few missing, currently, but the whole lot only cost me about £20 when I bought them (admittedly, about ten years ago). Good value from Canadian Tire.

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Edited By not done it yet on 18/11/2017 17:56:08

I have a set that looks like that ( but it has all the drills in it . ) If IRC I believe it was about £35 from RDG Tools at the MMEE show last year.

not done it yet18/11/2017 20:24:14
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I wrote 'about £20' but it may well have been less than $30Ca back when the exchange rate was around 2:1 in our favour. Def much cheaper in Ca, than the UK, where I bought several items in $Ca when they would have been the same, or more, numerically in GBP - if even vailable in the UK.

Canadian Tire and

Lee Valley were always the favourites of several outlets. Likely go back again next year - before we get too old to travel that far. SiL usually brings something over each year (probably as a peace offering to me!).

Neil Wyatt18/11/2017 20:59:29
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Lots of those sets from lots of different importers at different prices and quality standards.

Every metric fan should have an imperial/number one as a cheap way of drilling odd holes.

Neil

Lynne18/11/2017 22:07:11
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There is a 2 n/d hand Picador imp. stand for sale on ebay. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Picador-No-29-Drill-Bit-Holder-3-64-1-2 Lynne

jimmy b19/11/2017 07:31:29
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I've got one of them big sets, as Neil says, worthwhile having!

I seem to remember getting it form Toolstation or screwfix??

Jim

jimmy b19/11/2017 07:36:01
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Just had a search, can't find them anywhere!

jimmy b19/11/2017 07:36:42
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Anywhere on the internet I mean, mine are safe in me shed!

Jim

Oldiron19/11/2017 10:44:25
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Posted by not done it yet on 18/11/2017 20:24:14:

I wrote 'about £20' but it may well have been less than $30Ca back when the exchange rate was around 2:1 in our favour. Def much cheaper in Ca, than the UK, where I bought several items in $Ca when they would have been the same, or more, numerically in GBP - if even vailable in the UK.

Canadian Tire and

Lee Valley were always the favourites of several outlets. Likely go back again next year - before we get too old to travel that far. SiL usually brings something over each year (probably as a peace offering to me!).

 

 

Its very handy to have someone in the US that travels back & forth to the UK frequently. I have a lot of items bought in USA and brought over in luggage. ie 123, blocks, parrallels. DTI's, DRO's etc etc. Saves a lot of money compared to the UK. The wife is going over to Houston in the new year so I am already making a list.  regards.

Edited By JasonB on 19/11/2017 13:06:49

Oldiron19/11/2017 12:34:07
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Is it possible to edit a post after it is posted ?? My post above should have an empty line between my text and NDIY's. ie:-

probably as a peace offering to me!).

Its very handy to have someone in -----

regards

JasonB19/11/2017 13:07:34
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You can only edit for a limited time after posting, I have done it for you.

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JohnF19/11/2017 19:06:39
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Gary have a look at this on ebay I much prefer this design of stand than a box and have imperial as this one plus number and letter drills.

John

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Stephen Follows19/11/2017 21:54:08
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I drilled a wooden block for my imperial drills, It does the job very well but takes up a lot more space than a case. I have three cases of metric drills and countersinks on less shelf space than my wooden block.

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