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Posted on How do you identify good steel from bad in tools like drill bits

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 04:12 AM

True, the cobolt steel bits are spendy when bought from a machine tool supplier, but TSC (yes, Tractor Supply) often have small sets, 1/16 up to 3/8, for $10. A nice full 1/16 to 1/2” x 64ths set in an indexed metal box from HF will set you back $40 to $60, but thats way less than machine tool supplier prices. The quality is probably not up to machine tool standards either, but they are really good by HF standards.

I just got a TSC trailer this last summer. Ditto on the Liscense bracket.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H


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