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diverlloyd

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09-26-2017 02:32 PM

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What are the best brad point drill bits that you all have used? I’m getting ready to make a leather working box and will be drilling about 600 holes so I’m looking for a good set of bits to use. Thanks for reading and thanks for replies.


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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 09-26-2017 02:39 PM

What size hole will you be drilling at a certain size they no longer have a brad point. They are twist drill from there down.
I will have to look at myset to see what size that is.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 09-26-2017 02:56 PM

Ah. Stamp and tool holders. Not sure about best but Lee Valley sells a wide selection.

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#3 posted 09-26-2017 03:44 PM

I have liked my Montana Bits https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/power-tools-accessories/power-tool-accessories/drill-bits-sets-accessories/6-piece-brad-point-bit-set/p-1444436606649-c-10079.htm?tid=1034655984925258536&ipos=10 and they are on sale now. They have held up very well and are made in the USA. They were very sharp. They allowed me to drill holes in Soft Pine Wood Derby cars for weights.
The holes were very close together in very soft wood, I had minimal tear out. I also use them with my doweling jigs and have been very happy with them. The Lee Valley are also very good bits, I have purchase a few of those too.
Dan

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 09-26-2017 04:24 PM

I’ve had the Lee Valley set more than 10 years, and they ares still cutting very clean holes. But If I get to Menards today I’m looking for that Montana set.

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diverlloyd

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#5 posted 09-26-2017 04:35 PM

Well since menards is right next to my bank and I need to go there anyways I will pick a set up. Thanks

Bruce it will be all different sizes

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#6 posted 09-26-2017 05:07 PM

IMHO Colt makes some of the best.

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johnstoneb

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#7 posted 09-26-2017 09:12 PM

I got a set from Woodcraft that seem to do a good job.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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TheFridge

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#8 posted 09-26-2017 09:20 PM

I think lee valley has some carbide tipped if you’re gettin serious.

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#9 posted 09-26-2017 09:37 PM



I think lee valley has some carbide tipped if you re gettin serious.

- TheFridge

Yes they do.

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diverlloyd

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#10 posted 09-26-2017 09:51 PM

I’m not $135 serious about 7 drill bits. But they do look nice.

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#11 posted 09-26-2017 10:00 PM

I always buy my brad points and Forstners from Lee Valley.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#12 posted 09-26-2017 10:25 PM



I have liked my Montana Bits https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/power-tools-accessories/power-tool-accessories/drill-bits-sets-accessories/6-piece-brad-point-bit-set/p-1444436606649-c-10079.htm?tid=1034655984925258536&ipos=10 and they are on sale now. They have held up very well and are made in the USA. They were very sharp. They allowed me to drill holes in Soft Pine Wood Derby cars for weights.
The holes were very close together in very soft wood, I had minimal tear out. I also use them with my doweling jigs and have been very happy with them. The Lee Valley are also very good bits, I have purchase a few of those too.
Dan

- RDan


As of now, I don’t have any of the Montana bits. But having heard so many guys rave about them, they are on my list.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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builtinbkyn

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#13 posted 09-26-2017 10:30 PM

I’ve found these to be really nice with a clean entry and exit. Lots of standard and mid sizes and good price too. MCLS HSS Brad Point Bits

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#14 posted 09-26-2017 10:32 PM

Sets I have are so old…...I forgot WHERE I bought them…...either set. Might try to dig around and find them….don’t really use them, anyway….No, they weren’t from a garage sale…

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eflanders

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#15 posted 09-26-2017 11:55 PM

I have a small set of the Infinity carbide bits and some other non-carbide bits. The carbides do last the longest IME but have a different cutting action so you get some tear out in softwoods.

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