I've been culling my collection of crap. Decided to reduce the number of incompatible cordless tools and dead batteries.
I bought one of the Ryobi 1/2" lithium drill kits. I don't need 1/2", but that's what was on sale. I never drill big holes, but I often drill small ones.
It was an online deal, so I couldn't inspect it beforehand. I shot myself in the foot. The 1/2" chuck won't close on a 1/16" bit. Only reasonably priced solution I've found is a bit with a 1/4" hex shank. There are a bunch of issues with that.
Only thing I can think of is to cut a slit in some 1/16" ID brass tubing. That oughta be good enough. I can always use a different 3/8" drill if necessary.
So, how can I cut a NARROW slit in a section of 1/16" ID brass tubing? I have a .025" Dremel cutoff wheel, but by the time I get done by hand, I expect there won't be much brass left.
I have some1/8" shank NC drill bits, but they're extremely fragile. I'd break 'em in an instant with a hand drill.
I have a Dremel chuck with a 1/8" shank, but by the time I stack all that up, the tip of the drill bit is WAY out there.
Other options that don't involve buying a new drill or a new chuck or a $25 drill bit?