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Imperial wood dowels vs metric drill bits

UK supplier of wooden dowels in metric sizes

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Robert Dalgleish04/01/2020 12:47:45
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Wooden dowel rods from a UK supplier are made in inches and my drill bits are metric; e.g.

7.93mm (5/16 inches) dowel, 8mm drill bit.

Anyone know a UK supplier who sells dowels in mm, or how to solve where dowel and drilled hole are different sizes.

Thanks for any help.

Kind regards,


Ron Davis05/01/2020 17:40:17
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I find it hard to get any thing except metric dowels, one of the auction sites, they are readly available


Wilf.T05/01/2020 23:21:57
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Are you serious???
All the dowel I've found and had to use in recent times has been Metric. Please could you tell us who your supplier is so we/I can buy some.
Robert Dalgleish05/01/2020 23:28:10
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Thanks for replies. The supplier is **LINK**

Robert Dalgleish06/01/2020 04:59:19
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Is there a UK supplier who sells a good range of dowel rods in metric?

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