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What size is a Type R drill bit?
An "R" drill is . 339". 3/8" is far too large though you could probably get away with 11/32". Easiest way to get the bit is to order from McMaster-Carr, or any industrial supply will have it. via
What do the sizes of drill bits mean?
Bit size reflects the diameter of the body. Some projects call for specific drill bit sizes, but a bit set that includes sizes from 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch will work for many jobs around the home and workshop. You can add larger bits — 5/16-inch, 3/8-inch, 7/16-inch and 1/2-inch bits — if you need them. via
What size are drill bits?
Fractional-inch drill bit sizes
For Morse taper-shank drill bits, the standard continues in 1/64 inch increments up to 1¾ inch, then 1/32 inch increments up to 2¼ inch, 1/16 inch increments up to 3 inches, 1/8 inch increments up to 3¼ inches, and a single 1/4 inch increment to 3½ inches. via
How do I know my drill bit size?
Is 3/8 drill bit the same as 10mm?
3/8" bits have a nominal size being just ever so slightly under 10mm. You can't drill a hole of any size and put something in it the same size. It must be a bit smaller than the hole you drill. via
What is a number 7 drill bit?
A number 7 drill bit is 0.2010 inches. As a fraction, the 0.2010 decimal is 201/1000. via
What can I use if I don't have a 5'8 drill bit?
If you break it down to 16th's, 5/8ths is 10/16ths. So the next size larger would be 11/16th's. If you want to stay in 1/8ths, than obviously it's 6/8ths or 3/4". If you break it down to 16th's, 5/8ths is 10/16ths. via
What happens if you don't have a right size drill bit?
The drill bit should be the same size as the shaft of the screw without accounting for the threads. To do this, simply line up a screw side by side with the drill bit. If they're the same size, then you're good to go. You can also look for the measurements labeled on most bits and screws. via