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Best way to enlarge #6 hole in EGW rail to #8?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:18 PM
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Best way to enlarge #6 hole in EGW rail to #8?

Just got an EGW pic rail for the Edge, and the receiver is drilled for 8-40 screws, but the rail is drilled for a #6 screw. I have a few step drills, but of course they aren't the right size. I'm just worried about not having it centered
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:23 PM
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Counter bore tools for #8 socket head screws are available from ENCO, MSC, etc. If the counterbore is shallow, you can use a drill press.

Beware the screws supplied by EGW are poor quality and the heads are prone to stripping. EGW and Brownells both sell higher quality screws.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: Best way to enlarge #6 hole in EGW rail to #8?

The rail is already counterbored for the screws, it just has a through hole to fit the #6 screws, and I need it to fit the #8 screws that I had EGW send with the rail.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: Best way to enlarge #6 hole in EGW rail to #8?

This is a super easy fix. Just drill out the holes to allow clearance for your size 8 screws. If you do it on a drill press the drill will actually follow the existing holes and you won't have to worry about them being misaligned.
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