Ferrules- 5/16in Install Question (0173)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rscalzi, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. rscalzi

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    A stepped drill bit seems to be the tool of choice here and of course using a drill press to ensure plumb alignment
     
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    OK, I'll admit I'm clueless about stepped drill bits. Any links to one that would do the job?
     
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    Sarrkazztic, thanks for the stepped bit lead.... I searched and found a thread that answered my question exactly with links to stepped bits I can get at HF.

    Thanks again. (I actually learned something today!)
     
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    Hi, you should use a drill press. I used a brad point bit (you should google this) and you can find a reasonably priced set (Hitachi I think) for $10 at Lowes.
    This will make a nice clean ferrule hole.
     
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    Another thing worth learning is to buy the flush ferrules from StewMac so you don't have to deal with this problem. You drill a 3/8 in. hole 3/8 in. deep......done.

    ......[​IMG]
     
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    Yea, I hear you. I'm not exactly sure what possessed me to not buy the flush ones.
     
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    These are the way to go. Drilling stepped holes is a PITA of the first order. Even with the appropriate tools, its still a PITA.
     
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