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Forum topic by UKCat posted 10-05-2012 09:43 PM 1774 views 1 time favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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.

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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…

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

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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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#7 posted 10-06-2012 03:22 AM

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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 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

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#10 posted 10-06-2012 11:25 AM

fisch…

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#11 posted 10-10-2012 12:56 PM

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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
http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/miebach_long_beam_bits.htm

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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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