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UGAfan21

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11-13-2015 12:44 AM

I have been looking online for good brad point bits and have come across many mixed reviews. Does anyone have suggestions on what set I should get. Thanks as always!

-- GO DAWGS!!! SIC'EM


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Heywood

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#1 posted 11-13-2015 12:52 AM

I really like Colt brand and zero issues with the bits or this vendor. Amazon has them as well but no set, just individual bits.

http://www.infinitytools.com/Brad-Point-Drill-Bit-Sets/products/1647/

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#2 posted 11-13-2015 01:10 AM

Thanks hey wood I’ll check them out… Have you had any problem with them being untrue or off center

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#3 posted 11-13-2015 02:13 AM

I got the set from Lee Valley, best I have ever used!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 11-13-2015 02:49 AM

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#5 posted 11-13-2015 03:41 AM

i second Andre – I’ve had the Lee Valley HSS set for years, still sharp as the day I got them, cut a true and clean hole. http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=42247&cat=1,180,42240

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#6 posted 11-13-2015 03:57 AM

Although high-carbon steel (HCS) has very good wear resistance and hardenability, it is unable to hold an edge at elevated temperatures. High-speed steel (HSS) bits have superior toughness and red hardness, which a power tool bit needs. Since heat build-up will not reduce the hardness of high-speed steel, it is ideal for continuous use, especially in hardwoods. HSS bits enter cleanly, provide smooth sidewalls and stay sharp 10 times as long as HCS bits. They are a good investment for the serious woodworker.

HCS vs HSS

From the Lee Valley web site ^

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#7 posted 11-13-2015 04:53 AM

The Lee Valley ones are fine. I bought these for the guys in the shop. That way they each had their own. Surprisingly good for the money.
http://m.harborfreight.com/brad-point-wood-drill-bit-set-29-pc-61618.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 11:34 AM

I use HF set, it works well for me.

http://www.harborfreight.com/brad-point-wood-drill-bit-set-29-pc-61618.html

mine is an older style. I in fact have two sets.

I also use the HF Forstner bit set.

http://www.harborfreight.com/16-piece-forstner-bit-set-1.html

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#9 posted 11-13-2015 12:34 PM


i second Andre – I ve had the Lee Valley HSS set for years, still sharp as the day I got them, cut a true and clean hole. http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=42247&cat=1,180,42240

- dyfhid

That set right there is the one I have (fractional, not metric), and if I have to replace it, it will be with the same set! The quality of it really amazing.

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#10 posted 11-13-2015 12:51 PM

I like the Rockler set. Lots of different sizes in the set.

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#11 posted 11-23-2015 08:05 PM

Thanks for all the input. I went with the set from Lee Valley HSS brad point. It opened a whole other world with all the stuff that sight has. I love this sight thanks guys.

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