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    i have a 10/32 tap. what drill bit do i use for the hole?

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    #21 or 5/32 in.
    When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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    • #3
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      DSurette

      it does say to use a #21 drill, but can you find those at lowes preferrably or hd? ive never seen one?

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      • #4
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        I have never seen number drills sold individually at either place. But you can get a set which has the drill and tap in one package. They're not expensive and Lowes and HD carry them. In fact, I just bought that very size yesterday at the HD in Boca Raton, FL.
        When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

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        • #5
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          i saw the packs today, i already have the tap and hoped to find the bit. im going to use them for leveling screws for a zci. thanks for your help!

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          • #6
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            9/64 is the appropriate size.

            Brad

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            • #7
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              thanks brad

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              • #8
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                In most cases a #21 would be correct. This is 0.159 inches. A 5/32 is 0.156 and depending on thickness and how you drill the holes in many cases would be close enough. Some large ACE hardware stores have number size HS drill bits in display cases where you can buy them by the piece, but you won't normally find them at any which have gone to the new YUP-PEE ways of of business. If you have an industrial supply house that sells retail they should have them. A 9/64 is 0.141 and is too small.

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                • #9
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                  Levon, If you are tapping oak or a hard wood at 10-32 you will maybe suprised
                  how hard oak can be to tap at such a small tap size.
                  I know I was....

                  You may want to try a little paste wax or candle wax on the tap and make
                  sure for every couple turns of the tap back it off one turn.

                  A tap handle works the best.

                  Just some advice.

                  Don't forget to post pictures of that zci when your done

                  Dave
                  Last edited by Davet; 08-09-2008, 06:43 AM.

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                  • #10
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                    Dave

                    i think my first ones will be made of half inch birch plywood, because im going to make a panel cutter first. i bet oak is hard to tap annd i hadnt thought of that. i just want to build a few simple things first to get used ro my saw. thanks for always sending great information!!

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                      Dave here are some pics of my first zci and my panel cutter sled and also some pics of my homemade router table and a few other shots.
                      Last edited by levon; 08-09-2008, 05:43 PM.

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                      • #12
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                        Wow, looks like you have been very busy! ...Ain't it fun !!!!!


                        Looks great !

                        I have to ask, what are he two big vertical bolts sticking up
                        on the router back fence do?

                        Thanks so much for posting your handy work!

                        Dave

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                        • #13
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                          Dave
                          all those bolts do is hold the clear blade guard in place, if it gets where you cant see through it or for some other reason you need to remove it, you just pull them out and then pull out the blade guard. i did stay busy today and yes it is fun. my little shop is small but i enjoy it. i told my wife i neeed to post some pics so they would know i am serious about this. i thought the zci and panel sled turned out ok, but next time i will do a few things differently.the part i was most fearing, routing the new with the original taped to it was a breeze. thanks for your encouragement!

                          Levon

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