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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.
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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.
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!!
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!