510 Drill Bit Size?

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  1. CMCarlson13

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    Looking to make a stand out of wood, but all of my googling has not rendered satisfactory results as to what drill bit size would snugly fit a 510 connector? I don't want my RDAs wobbling at all, but also don't want them rubbing and collecting wood. Any tips?
     
  2. Fuzzy Bruce

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    I did not mic the 510 but a 19/64 bit is visually a touch larger diameter.
     
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    Cool. I'll give it a shot on a test piece. Thanks a ton!
     
  4. Roger Schaeffer

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    using a metal ruler 510 connection seems to be 6 mm
     
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    I just played around with some wood and the hole for the 510 did not seem to be stable enough for me. I am clumsy. A better idea would be to drill holes the diameter+ of the atty at least a 1/4" deep using a paddle type wood drill then, cleaning up the center point of the hole with a 5/16" bit. Lots more stability.
     
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    I was thinking of doing that. I figured a free sitting 510 by itself isn't much hold at all.
     
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    I routed my 510 connection holes at 7.25mm, and a 23mm recessed hole for the tank itself, .25 inches deep. You'll probably need a different recess, depending on what RDAs you have.
     
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    I buy 510 to 510 connectors off FastTech 10 for $10 Drill a tight hole for the connector deep enough so when forced in with a piece of wood hit by hammer top is flush with wood. A very thin film of glue can be put on the outside of the 510 connector first
     
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    I just try a drill gauge
    1/4"(6.35mm) to small. 17/64(6.75mm) kinda tight.
    9/32"(7.14mm) to big.
    I would try the 17/64 see how that works
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    so 7mm bit maybe
     
  11. CMCarlson13

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    I'll have to give it a shot this weekend. Thanks.
     
  12. Roger Schaeffer

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    so 7 mm bit maybe
     
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    I just measured the 510 screws on a couple of my tanks using a digital caliper
    Kanger Aerotank 6.88mm or .27 inch
    Stillare RDA Clone 6.90mm or .275 inch
    Kayfun Mini Clone 6.88mm or .27 inch

    Bill
     
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    So then 7mm seems like the way to go.
     
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    I would start out with a 1/16" drill bit if I was so inclined to rebuild a protank, depends on what wire you are using and the ohm's of the build you want. A 5/64" bit would work too. All depends what you have to work with.
     
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    I just measured a couple of 510's on some tanks sitting next to me and all just under 7MM
     

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