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What is the difference between a 3/8 and 1/2 inch drill?

What is the difference between a 3/8 and 1/2 inch drill?

A 3/8-inch drill accepts a wide range of bits, making it versatile for common tasks around the house. A 1/2-inch drill handles heavier applications. Speed: A variable-speed drill with an adjustable clutch gives you versatility for drilling different materials and using a variety of bits.

What size is a 3/8 drill?

Select a drill bit 1/32 inch larger than the bolt diameter for a tight fit hole or a drill bit 1/16 inch greater than the bolt diameter for a loose fitting hole….What size hole do I drill for a 3/8 bolt?

Inside Diameter (A) Inside Diameter (A)
3/8″ 7/16″ 13/32″
7/16″ 1/2″ 15/32″
1/2″ 9/16″ 17/32″

How big of a drill bit can I put in the drill with a 3/8 Chuck?

Drills that have a 3/8” chuck (the end that you put the drill bit into) will only accept bits up to 3/8” in diameter. Drills that have a ½” chuck will accept larger bits up to ½” in diameter. There are some specialized bits made for SDS equipment that should only be used in those pieces of equipment.

What do numbers on a drill mean?

You’ll see a list of numbers from 1 to 10 or 20. These are used to set the clutch to deliver a torque range. The higher the number on the collar, the higher the torque and the larger the fastener that can be driven. To adjust your clutch, align the arrow to a lower setting and start driving a screw.

What is the best drill for beginners?

Here are the best drills you can buy:

  • Best drill overall: Makita 18V Cordless 1/2-Inch Hammer Drive Drill.
  • Best compact drill: Bosch 12V 3/8-Inch Drill.
  • Best budget drill: Black & Decker 12V Cordless Drill.
  • Best 20-volt drill: Porter-Cable 20V 1/2-Inch Drill.
  • Best corded drill: Makita 1/2-Inch Corded Drill.

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.

What is close to a 3/8 drill bit?

Drill Bit Hole Diameters
Metric Size Fractional Size
13 mm .5118 11/32
14 mm .5512 23/64
15 mm .5906 3/8

How do I know what drill bit to use?

How to Choose Drill Bits by Size

  1. Use a bit 1/64” smaller than the target hole size for softwoods.
  2. Use a bit exactly the same size as the hole when working on other materials.
  3. If you’re not sure which to select, choose a drill bit 1/64” larger than the hole you wish to create.

How big is a number 3 drill bit?

We start by displaying drill bit Number 3 in decimal inches as follows: #3 drill bit = 0.2130 inches 0.2130 decimal as a fraction is 213/1000. However, standard fractional drill bits come in intervals of 1/64 inches.

What do the numbers on a drill mean?

Take a fastener and drive it into the sample piece of material to see how far it goes in. Adjust the clutch setting accordingly. If fastener did not drive flush into the sample board, then increase the clutch setting and if the fastener sunk into the material then reduce the clutch setting.

What does Chuck size mean on a drill bit?

The size of the chuck refers to the shank size. This is the size of the bit when measured across the diameter. If you are using a hexagonal bit, you will need to make sure that you are using the flat sections to measure the distance. To make it easier, most bits will have the shank sizes listed on the package.

How big of a shank do I need for a drill bit?

The size of the bit must match the size and capacity of the chuck so that the chuck will hold the bit. So, if we proceed from standard indicators, a 13 mm chuck will hold a bit with a shank size of 13 mm (or 1/2 inch).