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Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by slookabill » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:08 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for where to get decent sized drill bits for drilling holes for the fiber optics? I'm thinking I'll use .25mm fiber optic, though I do have .5mm, .75 and 1mm fiber as well for end glow optics. I just discovered either my drill bits I bought before are missing or aren't small enough to be snug for them, or the 3D printer nozzel drills I got are too short.

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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by TurkeyVolumeGuessingMan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:21 pm

I use Tamiya's fine drill bit set. It has a .3 and a .8 drill bits, which are close enough to .25 and .75. There's another drill bit set for larger jobs, from 1mm to 3mm. You can look for these at your hobby store or online.
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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by Tchail » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:14 pm

IMHO, Widget Supply is the best value for the money when it comes to drill bits:

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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by blakeh1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:22 pm

I use #80 drill bits for my .25 mm fiber optics

$12.71 for a pack of 12
https://www.amazon.com/Gyros-45-21280-S ... +Bit+No.80

for .75 mm #68 size should work
$8.10 for a pack of 12
https://www.amazon.com/Gyros-45-11268-C ... l_huc_item

You can check the drill bit conversion table here for other sizes
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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by E-Dub » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:15 pm

Talk to your dentist. Dental bits work great in a pin vise and come in many sizes. By the time they're no good for teeth, they're still great for plastic.

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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by naoto » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:18 am

Hrm... I wonder if someone like Dr. Henry Pym could render assistance?
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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by aussie cylon » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:01 pm

Just go on eBay and search "jobber drill bits"
Cheap as chips and come in various sizes. Delivered to your door for a dollar!!!

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Re: Drill bits for Fiber Optics

Post by Kylwell » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:24 pm

Widget Supply is where I get my bits from, $2.29 for 10, decent HSS ones.

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