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Forum topic by widdle posted 08-01-2011 02:45 AM 1483 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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widdle

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08-01-2011 02:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver

Can anyone refer a set of 1/2” to 1 ” good brad point bits, preferably in 1/16” increments..
Thanks guys..


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#1 posted 08-01-2011 05:31 AM

I have a set of Dewalt brad point bits, but they arent as big as what you are looking for. Mine are 1/16 to 1/2 inch. They have worked very well.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 08-01-2011 05:48 AM

For holes that large, I wouldn’t be looking for brad point. I would suggest a set of forstner bits. Not sure if you can find them in 1/16” increment. I know you can in 1/8”. For less precize items, you can also use space bits. One other options is auger bits. In fact, you may want to look into a good old bit brace and a set of old jennings style or irwin style auger bits. I have a sit that goes up to 1” in 1/16 increments.

Doc

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#3 posted 08-01-2011 05:59 AM

Lee valley has sets but nothing by 1/16ths past 1/2” As for the forsner bits by 1/16th’s Rockler has a good set that I have recently purchased. It goes on sale once in a while for 80 bucks or so.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17283&filter=forsner

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#4 posted 08-01-2011 06:04 AM

Looks like they are about $78 for a 22 piece set.

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#5 posted 08-01-2011 07:04 AM

Thanks guys…I’m familiar with the other bits available , but need brad points. Am hoping for a source in the states , lee valley takes like two weeks to get to me…thanks

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#6 posted 08-01-2011 07:05 AM

Not too many people know you can grind your own from regular twist drills….
in fact I have never bought a brad point drill myself – I just grind them
myself. It is not quite the same profile as a commercial brad point, but
the effect in the cut is the same.

I learned it from a James Krenov book. I don’t think he really describes
the process, but it wasn’t difficult to figure out.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#7 posted 08-01-2011 08:59 PM

You guys are tough…i just need them..Dont have time to make them, but thanks..Rick ..If you could kick down that source would appreciate that…im ok with expensive if thy’re well made..cheap is expensive…

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#8 posted 08-01-2011 09:45 PM

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2005566/16655/Set-of-4-Fractional-Brad-Point-Bits.aspx

This link is Woodcraft, a “Colt” brand, 4 pc set, containing 5/8, 3/4, 7/8 and 1 inch Colt Double land brad point bits.
Colt sells individual bits for 1/2” and 9/16”. Those would be as close as I can find to a full set.
I do like these bits and have used them for several months. They are made in Germany.

I have found screw point auger bits in the 11/16” and 13/16” sizes. You could remove the threads on the screw point and these would work like brad points.

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

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#9 posted 08-01-2011 10:40 PM

ok rick…thanks for the link..

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#10 posted 08-06-2011 01:23 AM

Check out the September, 2011 issue of Wood Magazine, P 24. They feature three different products, depending on your needs.

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#11 posted 08-06-2011 12:49 PM

This may not help, but Holbren has them in that size, but it’s in 1/8” increments…and no sets that I can see. Only singles. Still, it might be another option. They do ship very fast.

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