|Forum topic by Sanderguy777||posted 04-08-2015 05:26 AM||914 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-08-2015 05:26 AM
I have two 1/16-1/2 B&D sets, a no-name 1/16-1/2, and an Irwin 1/16-1/2. Of all those bits there are about 5 bits that are less than 7/64th inches. The B&D are TiN coated, the no-name are Black Oxide coated, the Irwin bits are cobalt and are the only set with anything less than 7/64th.
I need advise on what GOOD bits to get. The Irwins are the best but I think the only reason they still have any life left is that I avoid using them because those sizes break on me.
So to get to the point, I need a bit set that will last. If that means buying one with 5 or so each of those sizes, fine. I don’t use them enough to warrant 10 though… I would like a set with up to 3/4 in. in 1/64 in. steps. Maybe I should just get a separate Forstner bit set for the 1/2” to 3/4” and then a set of 1/16-1/2” bits.
P.S. I was drilling a hole and I needed a small size so I stood around looking for ONE bit for, like, ten minutes. Come to find out, I really only needed the 7/64th bit!!! Oh well, I’ll need the bits someday, may as well have them when I do.
P.P.S. I need them to bore through metal. Most of my projects are wood, but some involve metal.
I work in various types of wood, but predominantly, Pine, plywood, some Oak, Ceder. Mostly soft wood.
The metal I work with is soft… I think… but I have drilled hacksaw blades, hinges, plate steel, knife blades, rebar, and maybe some aluminum.