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  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21218
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    DIY drill bit depth gauges

    Someone posted this $30 depth gauge recently.

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    Its looks really nice and has some special features (magnetic holder for the bit collar, metric scale)

    I had this one I made some time back

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    I thought the stop was a good idea so I added one tonight.

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    Just drilled and tapped the wood for a 8-32 socket head cap screw; no great force on the threads, stays in place fine.

    Cost: out of pocket $0; sometime back I picked up some 6" steel rules and some socket head cap screw assortment. I'm sure they were on sale. No magnet, no centimeters.
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 09-14-2023, 09:58 PM.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions
  • LCHIEN
    Internet Fact Checker
    • Dec 2002
    • 21218
    • Katy, TX, USA.
    • BT3000 vintage 1999

    #2
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    with depth stop
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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    • leehljp
      Just me
      • Dec 2002
      • 8484
      • Tunica, MS
      • BT3000/3100

      #3
      That is an excellent idea! Well done.

      BTW, I ordered one of those $30 depth gauges; it should be delivered this afternoon from Amazon-UPS.
      Hank Lee

      Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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