Depth-stop Drill Bits

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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 1/16" / .063" / 1.59mm

1/16" / .063" / 1.59mm

Item # 1710
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits No.50 / .070" / 1.78mm

No.50 / .070" / 1.78mm

Item # 1711
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits 5/64" / .078" / 1.98mm

5/64" / .078" / 1.98mm

Item # 1712
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits No.44 / .086" / 2.18mm

No.44 / .086" / 2.18mm

Item # 1713
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits 3/32" / .094" / 2.39mm

3/32" / .094" / 2.39mm

Item # 1714
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits No.38 / .101" / 2.57mm

No.38 / .101" / 2.57mm

Item # 1715
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits 7/64" / .109" / 2.77mm

7/64" / .109" / 2.77mm

Item # 1716
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$5.25

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Depth-stop Drill Bits, Complete set of 7

Depth-stop Drill Bits, Complete set of 7

Item # 1717
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$36.75 $33.81

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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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Product Details

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 Stops Could Use Some Fine-Tuning

By RecordingKing from TX
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 30, 2012


So there is a tech tip saying that you can use some glue to hold the depth- stops in place after some wear. Fine. But my depth-stops were awfully loosey-goosey right out of the package. Not the end of the world, but a little annoying. Even so, I love dealing with StewMac.

Expensive but Worth it

By bvdrummer
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 08, 2012


This came in really handy when I built a guitar. It's nice to not have to worry about drilling through the headstock, etc. As another reviewer said they seem a bit high priced, but I couldn't find anything else that would do the job this well, and the whole set of 7 is a nice variety of sizes. I'm sure the price will be worth it over time.

Brain power saver

By GuitarRepairShack from Calgary, Alberta
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 21, 2012


Stopping what you're in the middle of to fool around with measuring bit depth is a pain. These little guys allow me to keep focussed on the repair without worrying about drilling too far.

No-brainer

By Karma Jinpa from Asheville, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Indispensable, don't know what I did without these. The perfect bits for fearless depth accuracy! I used them to install locking tuners on an electric sitar using a hand drill ... nerve-wracking, but these were a great help.

Great Stuff

By Tomtom from Germany
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 09, 2011


These things make me doing less mistakes with drilling holes. Great - but it wouldt be much better if the shafts wouldt stick to the bits. They don¦t do. 'So i¦m giving "just" 4 stars, because the price is high and it couldt be better - but anyway: These are a must have for me and i¦m happy that i purchased them!

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