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691 days ago

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


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#1 posted 691 days ago

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Montana-Brand-Brad-Point-Drill/dp/B002HO38DI/ref=sr1sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349473516&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=montana+bradpoint

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

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

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#2 posted 691 days ago

The best I know of are from Lee Valley.

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#3 posted 691 days ago

Jim beat me to it.

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#4 posted 691 days ago

+3 on Lee Valley

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#5 posted 691 days ago

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

Review on my blog…

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

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#6 posted 691 days ago

+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 691 days ago

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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fussy

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#9 posted 691 days ago

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 http://www.harborfreight.com/29-piece-brad-point-wood-drill-bit-set-35837.html

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.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#10 posted 691 days ago

fisch…

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#11 posted 687 days ago

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#12 posted 686 days ago

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 686 days ago

the Best are Miebach from Germany
http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/miebach_long_beam_bits.htm

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#14 posted 686 days ago

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

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#15 posted 686 days ago

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.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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