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Murdock

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700 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: drill bit bradpoint question

I found these Montana Brad-point bits in a local store and was wondering if anyone has used them and what they thought?

http://www.amazon.com/Montana-Brand-Brad-Point-Drill/dp/B002HO38DI

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 699 days ago

Not a clue about the quality but I’d buy them if I were shopping. Most brad points these days are imported and generally not very good.

The made in USA stamp always loosens my wallet a bit.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 699 days ago

I have a few of the Montana brand and it is quality stuff. You get what you pay for. Fuller and Snappy stuff is good also and USA made to boot.

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Murdock

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#3 posted 699 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, I think I am going to go back tomorrow and pick them up.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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Loren

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#4 posted 699 days ago

I’ve never bought brad point drills. I grind “cabinetmaker drills”
from standard drills. It’s a handy skill I learned from a James
Krenov book and not hard to do it drills above 1/8”.

Buy them by all means, but be aware there is more than
one way to get clean holes in wood and you can have
any size you want.

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Murdock

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#5 posted 699 days ago

Loren,
I did some searching around and the only picture of a “cabinetmaker drill” I could find looked a lot like my Dewalt ‘Pilot Point’ bits. Is that pretty close to what you are referring to?

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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Loren

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#6 posted 699 days ago

No. Not really. I guess one has to read Krenov.

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Bluepine38

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#7 posted 699 days ago

These are made just north of us, I have bought several of their tools, and have never been disappointed.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Stephenw

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#8 posted 696 days ago

I picked up a set of these bits. Great quality at a great price. A review on my blog…

http://shopngarage.com/2012/09/montana-brad-point-drill-set/

 

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Murdock

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#9 posted 695 days ago

I picked them up the other day, have only drilled a couple of test holes so far but I am pleased.

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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