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Looking for a set of good drill bits #7525187 06/02/19 07:29 PM
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People on here seem to like Harbor Freight tools.

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Drill America Cobalt set from amazon

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I have many drill bits. I don’t like Ryobi. I do like Milwaukee. For paddle bits Bosch can’t be beat.


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home depot now has a large set of milwaukee up to 1/2" on sale for 19.99, going in to buy another set tomorrow.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...ll-Bit-Set-23-Piece-48-89-4631/205879024

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Re: Looking for a set of good drill bits [Re: hopalong] #7525286 06/02/19 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
home depot now has a large set of milwaukee up to 1/2" on sale for 19.99, going in to buy another set tomorrow.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...ll-Bit-Set-23-Piece-48-89-4631/205879024

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Cool. Good to use thier screw guns. I have go in the morning. May grab a set. Have a few loose hex shafts. A set would be good to have.


Dewalt makes good bits too.

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It depends on the use, for wood or metal. Do you really need a set or will you only use 3 or 4 of them?


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Bosch seems to work for me on wood, metal and concrete. Not the cheapest but does a great job.


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Don't get the ones from HF,they have a smooth shank and if it gets tight drilling, the drill spins around them.


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A set of 100% cobalt bits. expensive but worth it. if drilling metal drill slowest speed possible with lots of pressure.. use oil.

Re: Looking for a set of good drill bits [Re: hopalong] #7529132 06/07/19 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
home depot now has a large set of milwaukee up to 1/2" on sale for 19.99, going in to buy another set tomorrow.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauk...ll-Bit-Set-23-Piece-48-89-4631/205879024

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Bought 2 sets, one for me, one for my brother.
Good value.
Thanks for the post.

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You have to be careful using the smaller sizes they will twist off the 1/4 in adapter


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Re: Looking for a set of good drill bits [Re: Okiedog] #7529241 06/07/19 03:19 PM
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That set looks pretty good since it has duplicates of the smallest three. I have multiple sets without those because they broke.

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For drilling metal, expect to spend $75+ for a decent set w/ about 12 bits. If it's a good set w/all the sizes in between that the cheap sets don't offer, expect to spend $125+. A $20 set of bits won't last but 1 or 2 decent holes.
For wood, a $20 set is fine.


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Yup....good drill bits aren't cheap....


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Cheap ones like that suck. To have one that will last any time at all, you have to at least get Milwaukee. I found it out drilling through purlins.


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Originally Posted by LFD2037
For drilling metal, expect to spend $75+ for a decent set w/ about 12 bits. If it's a good set w/all the sizes in between that the cheap sets don't offer, expect to spend $125+. A $20 set of bits won't last but 1 or 2 decent holes.
For wood, a $20 set is fine.


And they're all gonna get dull regardless, the good ones just don't break or die after one hole

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Have two drill index’s loaded with bits from 1/16” up to 1”. One is Blue Point and other is Snap On. Have had for over 30 years and still going. Need to be sharpened every now and then, but learned that in machine class in collage. up up


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Originally Posted by Ron H
That set looks pretty good since it has duplicates of the smallest three. I have multiple sets without those because they broke.



First thing I noticed. Have others in tool room roll around. These go on truck. At my stage in life, expect to be my last set I ever buy.

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Originally Posted by cm250
Have two drill index’s loaded with bits from 1/16” up to 1”. One is Blue Point and other is Snap On. Have had for over 30 years and still going. Need to be sharpened every now and then, but learned that in machine class in collage. up up



What collage did you go to? just curious. flag


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Have two drill index’s loaded with bits from 1/16” up to 1”. One is Blue Point and other is Snap On. Have had for over 30 years and still going. Need to be sharpened every now and then, but learned that in machine class in collage. up up



What collage did you go to? just curious. flag

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Western Wisconsin tech collage back in early 80’s for Diesel and Heavy equipment mechanics. Had a great machine shop teacher!!!


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He also taught us, the main thing to do was, use a good lube, go slow, not too much pressure, and you and the piece you are working on will both have a happy ending! Been true to life in my experience! up bolt


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