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Posted on Chisel Size, Ray Iles Mortise

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#1 posted 09-27-2012 05:42 PM

What did you measure it with?
Calipers or a micrometer, or with a ruler?

Even if it were metric approximation of English units 5/16” is 7.94mm so an 8mm would be the metric “equivalent”.

But 3/8” is over 9.53mm and is often equated to a 10mm chisel. That’s a whole size range off.

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