Depth-stop Drill Bits, Complete set of 7

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Stop breaking off small screws! When that little tuner mounting screw breaks off, you'll wish you'd used the right size drill bit!

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Depth-stop Drill Bits, Complete set of 7

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Depth Stop Drill Bits

Use this 7-piece drill set to avoid catastrophes when you install guitar tuners, pickguards, string trees, truss rod covers, pickup rings, and more.

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Stop breaking off small screws! When that little tuner mounting screw breaks off, you'll wish you'd used the right size drill bit!

Here's a versatile 7-piece mini bit set for avoiding catastrophes when you're installing tuners, pickguards, string trees, truss rod covers, pickup rings, and more. The closely spaced sizes let you choose exactly the right bit, a must for installing diabolically small screws in hardwoods such as maple, ebony and rosewood. As a bonus, each bit is color-coded with a handy movable plastic depth stop (you don't want to accidentally drill completely through your peghead, do you?)

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Here's a tip from our R&D luthiers:
If a depth stop sleeve loosens over time, remove it and put a little #10 thin super glue inside. Turn the sleeve to coat the inside evenly and tighten the inside diameter. Not too much glue—don't clog the sleeve. Apply a little paste wax to the bit and push it through the sleeve. You can spray a dash of super glue accelerator for a faster glue cure. The depth stop will fit like new again!

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Depth-stop Drill Bits, Complete set of 7

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Tip for loose sleeves

By \N from \N
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I had a similar issue with the loose sleeves. For most jobs the bit should be inserted into the drill with the sleeve pressed up against the shank so that the sleeve cannot slip any further "up" the drill bit itself. You can then see the depth on the drill bit for what you are drilling into. For sleeves that are very loose after extended use and slip "down"the drill bit, use a small drop of super glue on the shaft to keep the sleeve attached.

Good, but please label the bits

By Moosie from CT
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 14, 2014

These work very well. My only two gripes are a) the price seems a bit steep for 7 bits, and b) I had to measure and label the bits myself. My labels are paper stuck on the plastic stop, and won't last very long.

I'm really glad to have the bits in between normal sizes. Seems like it's always one of those that I need.

I noticed some frustration in other reviews. It's not important if the stop is pretty loose on the bit. Slightly inconvenient maybe. The "stop" isn't the plastic, but the fact that the plastic butts up against the drill chuck. Now if the stop is fairly tight, you can turn and push it into position, and it stays there while you insert the bit into the chuck. That's where a little (very little) superglue helps.

Really useful

By Salvador from Tarragona, Spain
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 16, 2014

First of all I'd like to congratulate you (again), for the excellent service! The depth-stop drill bits work fine and, though a simple idea, great execution. Pity it is not made for bigger bits...

Waste of time and money

By stever from Ruegely England
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Basically the plastic sleeves are loose - very loose. So, you have to hold them in place with bits of tape. But hang on, that's why I bought these drills in the first place; to save me having to mess about using strips of sticky tape as a depth gauge? I already have all of these drill sizes, it was just the 'trick' convenience thing of just setting the plastic sleeve depth that sold me on them. But the sleeves are loose, they don't work...

Depth stop bits

By truefret from Milton, WI
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 13, 2014

Handy tools to have around the shop. So far I have not had any problem with them and they work like they are suppose to - may be a little on the high price side, but I am glad that I have them in my arsenal.

Not just for guitars

By Chuchuchip from Queens,NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 04, 2013

Sharp cutting edges, plastic sleeve is very helpful for depth control, simple to use. I use mine in a battery screwdriver, hand powered drill & a modeling hand drill (small handle & chuck).

Depth stop drill bits

By Cam Atkinson from Ontario, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What a great idea. I recently drilled a hole threw the headstock of a tele guitar tring to install a string guide. Never again with this product....5 stars!

Vraiment utile

By Markdee from Granby, Qc, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, July 27, 2013

TrFs bon kit avec une bonne variTtT de grandeur. Un peu cher, mais cela permet de bien ajuster la profondeur de percement. J'avais absolument de besoin de la mFche #38, alors j'en ai profiter pour toute les acheter.

Very useful

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013

These are made for assembling guitars and repairing ... high quality and just the right sizes

Forest  Gump told me how to do it

By Scott at GroveGuitars from Cincinnati, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fellers: Use the chuck to determine the position of the collar and amount of exposed bit. You can quickly set to any depth and it's 100% positive without tape or glue. Easy as chicken pot pie.

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