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132 days ago

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I know this is OCD talking here, but I have a Steelex Plus TiN coated brad point bit set, and I got stupid, forgot about the brad boints, tried drilling steel with my 1/8” bit and, well it did what any brand point would do drilling steel. So I need a new one. The missing bit is driving me crazy….

I placed an order for the only vendor I could find online that had them a company called Woodworker Network. Toni the person at Woodworker Network was nice about it, but sadly they cancelled my order as they no longer carry those bits…

The missing bit is driving me nuts, and I do not want a non coated bit although those I can find…

Can anyone recommend a source to find the elusive 1/8” TiN coated brad point drill bit? I want my set whole again!

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com


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Ocelot

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#1 posted 132 days ago

Just go to Amazon.com and search for

“1/8 drill bit brad point”

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crank49

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#2 posted 132 days ago

Hardware store.
Or, you may have to buy a 6 pack to get them online.
Otherwise the shipping might exceed the price.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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Richard

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#3 posted 132 days ago

Lee Valley sells individual bits but I don’t see if they are tin coated or not, plus shipping for one bit may be more than the cost of a set.

Individual Imperial
HSS Brad-Point Drills

1/8” HSS Brad-Point 07J02.08 $3.70

And of course there is always HF. Brad Point Wood Bit Set, 7 Piece
Item #1637 Only: $5.49

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dbhost

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#4 posted 132 days ago

Yeah HSS brad point bits are easy peasy to find… It is the TiN coated variants that are a pain to find..

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Loren

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#5 posted 132 days ago

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okwoodshop

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#6 posted 132 days ago

Try MLCS they used to sell individual bits

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dirtycurty

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#7 posted 132 days ago

I guess I am OCD also, I get the same way when one of my tool sets is missing a piece so your not alone

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woodchuckerNJ

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#8 posted 132 days ago

Get real, you don’t need tin for wood, I am not such a big fan anymore of it for steel either.
Get over you OCD… as if you could..

BTW I really don’t see the point (get it) of a 1/8 brad point bit. It certainly works for larger bits, but when you look at the point, you might as well just have a split point bit.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 132 days ago

Not sure this will serve your need but as memory servers me Tin plate is 70% lead 25% tin and 5% antimony forming an alloy that melts at something like 700 F. Remember I said as memory serves me,
I would think one could plate a plain steel bit with the proper flux.
I fully understand keeping a matching set of anything intact, ever try to buy one Craftsman socket?
Oh and then there’s the dentist thing for at least trying to keep a set intact.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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crank49

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#10 posted 131 days ago

The TiN being referred to on drill bits is an abbreviation for Titanium Nitride. Not the same stuff as the metal Tin.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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dbhost

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#11 posted 131 days ago

I know it’s an OCD thing. And TiN coating isn’t helpful for wood bits. I could easily get a 1/8 inch non coated brad point bit. The mismatch would drive me nuts.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Bob Current

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#12 posted 131 days ago

Crank49,
The acronyms got me again, boy do I feel stupid.
Thanks for letting me know.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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crank49

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#13 posted 131 days ago

Dbhost, why don’t you just get a TiN coated 1/8” split point HSS drill bit. It will look like the rest of the set and will probably perform better.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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