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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 06-17-2012 11:02 PM 765 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After having a small drill bit used to drill pilot holes for about three years, I tipped over the drill yesterday and broke it.

I also broke two others the same day.

Some days you should stay out of the shop.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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Dallas

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#1 posted 06-17-2012 11:11 PM

I know exactly how you feel. When working on commercial bus bodies, which often are made of stainless steel, I have grown accustomed to using a very high quality bit that sharpens nicely and does a good job in stainless.

I use to buy them from the mfg., but they went out of business about 5 years ago and I haven’t been able to find any since then.

I was down to my last three that sit in a box all their own when I accidentally knocked the box off the table. As I reach down to retrieve it, I stepped on it and… you guessed it… bent all three of the bits. Not badly bent, but when I chuck them up, you can see the out of round while spinning.

My heart is broken!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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sras

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 12:06 AM

The problem is – you don’t know which day to stay out until stuff goes wrong!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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