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10-05-2012 09:43 PM

Anyone have any opinion on a good set of brad point bits?

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 09:47 PM

Just purchased these from a local store about a week ago and have been very happy with them so far. I have drilled maybe 2 dozen hole total, but I did make a point of trying out all the sizes when I first got them.

These are the only brad-points I have ever used, but they are strait, sharp and make some darn nice holes.

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#2 posted 10-05-2012 10:35 PM

The best I know of are from Lee Valley.

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#3 posted 10-05-2012 10:40 PM

Jim beat me to it.

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#4 posted 10-05-2012 10:58 PM

+3 on Lee Valley

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#5 posted 10-05-2012 11:03 PM

I just purchased a Montana brand set. Good price, quality, and made in the USA.

Review on my blog…

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#6 posted 10-06-2012 03:19 AM

+4 on Lee Valley. There are cheaper ones, but the cheapness ain’t just their price. LV bits consistently get great reviews too. Excellent value IMO.

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#8 posted 10-06-2012 04:16 AM

Montana Brand or W.L. Fuller both are U.S.A. made if that is important to you….Top Quality stuff…..

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#9 posted 10-06-2012 06:44 AM

Depends on your price requirements and use. The Lee Valley bits are the absolute best—no bout adout it. However, if value for the least dollar spent, try these

Before anyone hollers cheap junk, don’t. I bought this set 5 years ago and it is still doing fine. I have a couple Lee Valley bits and they’re really good, but for crying out loud, the SHIPPING on ONE of them was more than I paid for this WHOLE SET!!! The HF set does everything I need. It’s smooth, sharp, accurately sized, no wobble or run out, and if I use a backer board, the exit is clean.

Your choice, UK. By the way, I vote to keep Joker.


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#12 posted 10-10-2012 02:35 PM

I have a question for those who recommended the Montana Brand bits. Are their house branded bits of a higher quality than those that they make for others? I also am in the market for a small brad bit set but statements like this on their website make me second guess their quality;

“Jore Corporation has made tools for such brand names as Craftsman, Black & Decker, Stanley, Ryobi, Makita, Hitachi, Ridgid and Kobalt.”

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#13 posted 10-10-2012 03:22 PM

the Best are Miebach from Germany

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#14 posted 10-10-2012 03:28 PM

Colt is held in high regard, good link Abie, thanks.

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#15 posted 10-10-2012 08:33 PM

I have a set of Norseman bits. Fine quality and made in the US. I have also purchased some larger individual ones from Lee Valley. Top quality as well.

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