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04-08-2010 02:55 AM

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-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣


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#1 posted 04-08-2010 03:47 AM

These from Rockler are supposed to be good and have some good reviews.

I would dislike dropping $56.00 on them and still be breaking bits.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 04-08-2010 04:04 AM

Hi Abbott,

I just came from, dare I say it, HD, and saw a similar design as those in the picture above. They were in a 3 bit set from Dewalt and I believe they were $24.97.

Dewalt Countersink w/ Tapered Drill Bits

I’d try these before I shelled out $56.00.

Kenny

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#3 posted 04-08-2010 04:16 AM

Thanks Ken. I have also been thinking Dewalt. I am considering heading down there tonight so I don’t have to in the morning.

I just checked your link and I think I’m in. I will also look for some replacement bits at HD, if not I bet Dewalt will have some in stock I can order later on tonight or tomorrow.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 04:19 AM

I also found these on Ebay but I sure like looking at the item in person before purchasing. Home Depot is 25 miles from here, I bet the wife will drive while I drink a cup of coffee.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 04-08-2010 04:25 AM

You’re a lucky man. I think! The only time I can get my wife to go to HD and the like is if she knows I’m going to spend more money than she’d like me to!

I’m going to pick that set up as well, Abbott. I think it’s a pretty good deal.

Good Luck,

Kenny

-- Kenny... The man who needs a tool he doesn't have is already paying for it.

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#6 posted 04-08-2010 04:30 AM

Bought the Snappy set at the Detroit WW show, now available from Woodcraft. Not an expert, but best set I have used. Cut really well and left nice clean cut.

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#7 posted 04-08-2010 06:43 AM

I just got back from Home Depot. The wife drove me and I tossed two of my dogs in the back. I had been looking at so many different countersinks online that I asked them to match their own online price for $19.99. I didn’t realize until just now when I clicked the above link that I was thinking of a different set. I just purchased the Dewalts for $19.99, oops. I was to tired to give them the correct information and it was late enough that they didn’t want to look up the item on their on website. Oh well, I will give the cashier a very good rating on their online survey, she was nice and polite. I only grumped at my wife once the whole drive and I apologized for it when we got home.

I have a couple cabinets I’m building so I will let you guys know in a day or two how well they work. Thanks for the posts guys!

Do you have a link for those Gene? And welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#8 posted 04-08-2010 06:46 PM

I really like the Dewalts from HD. I use them for building almost everything instead of using nails. Two of my bits broke in the past month after around 10 years of use and several thousand screws. One was when I let my 4 year old son play with the power drill. The other was just a random event.

I just bought my second set because they work so well.

One thing I really like about them is that they work with the 1/4” quick release chuck. Drill a hole, pop out the drill, pop in the phillips driver, drive in the screw, etc.

-- Steve

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#9 posted 04-08-2010 07:47 PM

I also use the Snappy countersink/driver set and have found them to be outstanding. They have worked equally well in both hard and softwoods.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 04-11-2010 12:05 AM

I just got this Fuller set in the mail yesterday. Haven’t tried them out yet, but they look great. I did some looking around before buying and quite a few people recommended them. They’re a bit pricier, but this kit also has a plug cutter which helps with the cost difference. Just under forty bucks w/shipping – 6/8/10 w/a single plug cutter. Bits are tapered.

http://www.amazon.com/Countersinks-Matching-Change-Drills-Screws/dp/B001AT58E8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1270936882&sr=1-3

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tblank

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#11 posted 04-11-2010 02:15 AM

In Rockler and Lee Valley they sell a set of three tapered countersinks with hex shaft that are also quick connect.These for me are the tried and true sets. The bit can be replaced if broken, you can shift from bit to driver quickly, and they have a hex shaft that NEVER spins in the chuck.

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#12 posted 04-11-2010 03:45 AM

Tapered drill bits have a tendency to break if they are not cleared of build-up in the spiral. I have found by drilling a small distance and then clear the build-up and continue drilling this way, they will not break. These bits really build up heat fast and must be kept clear.

The good thing about tapered bits is they have great holding power when using wood screws.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#13 posted 04-11-2010 04:19 AM

Link as folloows
http://www.woodcraft.com/Search/Search.aspx?query=snappy

Also updatd my profile. Thanks to all for the “welcomes”

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#14 posted 04-11-2010 03:20 PM

If you’re using modern screws, then you shouldn’t be using tapered drill bits. Tapered bits are for old style wood screws, that are only partially threaded.

Also, don’t try to drill in one shot, back out and clear the chips once or twice.

Best countersink I’ve used I got at McMaster Carr. http://www.mcmaster.com Page 2451, top of the page, the high speed steel version. Not cheap, at about $14 each, and $93 for a 7 piece set. But razor sharp, and very clean cutting.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#15 posted 04-11-2010 04:09 PM

Good morning gang!

Oh yeah, I rarely try to drill a hole without backing out and clearing the bit.

I am having some decent luck with the DeWalt tapered set from Home Depot, so far the taper hasn’t been an issue. The bits are leaving some fur around the top of the hole. Oak is kind of furry anyway.

I picked up some beeswax yesterday and some naphtha and this morning I am going to mix up a small can of bit and screw lube. I always keep plenty of replacement bits around for my counter sinks so I will see how much the lube helps.

I may also just have a tough board. I cut all of the face frame material for a couple of boxes out of the same piece of oak.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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