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Forum topic by CecilD posted 02-25-2016 02:54 PM 556 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2016 02:54 PM

Needing to buy a set of countersink bits. A few year ago there was several good reviews on DeWalts are they still the ones to buy or have they dropped in quality? Any suggestions as to which are the best?

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 06:05 PM

Some time back,I believe Stanley made some countersinks by the name of “circle sink”. They were a combination drill/c’sink/c’bore similar in appearance to a brad point drill, in that they had a cutting lip that scored the wood surface. This served to sever the wood fibers, thus eliminating a ragged edge hole. I don’t believe they are still made, but I sure wish they were.

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 12:33 AM

I was recently in the market for the same, and the reviews I found said get the Dewalt. I did, and they are pretty good. Somewhere else said nothing beats a Fuller, but then, nothing beats a Fuller price, too!

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 12:54 AM

Have tried a few that required a few set screws that never seemed to hold. So I stick with the Vermont American ones (I’m a cheapskate)...single set screw that will let you change out the drill bit if needed. Standard drill bit but I always start with a pointed punch on any wood drilling that matters.

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#4 posted 02-26-2016 12:59 AM

That must be one fine box they come in. Not to hot on Woodcraft because of their pricing. Looks like Dewalt. Not as many bits or plug cutters but 8 & 10 are what I use most. Can buy 6 sets for same money as the Woodcraft and I do not think they can be that much better IMHO.

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#5 posted 02-26-2016 01:01 AM

I’ve heard and read that Snappy (made in USA) aren’t bad. Can be bought at Woodcraft.

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#6 posted 02-26-2016 01:37 AM

I got a set from Sommerfeld’s that included plug cutter bits. It is a great set no problems and a good price.

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#7 posted 02-26-2016 02:23 AM

I have a 5 bit Snappy set. Great bits. I had a set made by black and decker, but they got dull very fast. The snappy bits are worth the extra $ in my opinion.

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#8 posted 02-26-2016 02:33 AM

Dewalts still work fine for me

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#9 posted 02-26-2016 04:15 AM

I have some from Klingspor that have literally drilled thousands of holes and are still doing well. Have also used the tapered ones from MLCS when they were $20.00 a set but looked elsewhere now that they are $40.00.

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