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Forum topic by 54curly posted 03-24-2014 10:01 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-24-2014 10:01 PM

Anyone out there have a good source for drill bits that stay sharp for scroll sawing? I have been using dremels small drill bits but they just don’t seem to stay sharp very long.

-- Curly, South Dakota! Now where did I put that board stretcher?

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#1 posted 03-24-2014 10:25 PM

How small a bit do you need?
Dremel runs at 20K+ rpm. Your bits will burn in a heart beat.

For off the shelf bits I buy Hitachi black diamond. I’ve had no problem finding them at the box stores. I have even found some sub 1/16” bits when needed.

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#2 posted 03-24-2014 11:53 PM

I have seen sets of carbide mini bits that are used in electronics and jewelry making. Ebay sellers have them. Ones I had were used in Silicon Valley on circuit boards…........Wes

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 03:49 AM

Mikes Workshop has them here:
Don R


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