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Forum topic by Peteyb posted 03-29-2013 04:25 PM 910 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-29-2013 04:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: brad point drill bits

I just bought some new brad point drill bits from Lee Valley. The have a substance on the end of them to protect them. Do I leave that on till I use each bit or should I take it off right away? Second question is what do I use to take that substance off with? Thanks for the help in advance.

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 05:00 PM

The “substance” just twists right off.

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 02:48 AM

That stuff is just to be absolutely sure the tips don’t get damaged during shipping (say the box gets turned upside down). Take it off and chuck it.

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 10:00 PM

Leave em on until you use them. May keep the edges safe and rust free.

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