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Offline deepcreek

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2018, 06:37 PM »
Good suggestions.  I'll check them out.

The main reason I want brad points is for precise positioning.

I just don't think I can get split points aligned on my layout marks as accurately.
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2018, 11:44 PM »
Assuming you are using a drill press with the work piece locked down, you'll only need one brad point or a piece of drill rod with a machined center point to position your hole. Then swap out the centering bit for the real drill bit and have at it.

Offline deepcreek

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2018, 12:29 AM »
I ended up buying the 28 piece Fuller brad point set from Tools for Working Wood.
https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/dept/CFF/item/MS-BPD.XX

Imperial sizes in 1/64 increments from 5/64 to 1/2" in a steel case.  Individual replacement bits are available.

Made in USA.  $200 + shipping which was surprisingly reasonable

It seemed expensive at first but not after I considered what I had spent on some Festool accessories.

I'm very impressed and can hardly wait to use them.
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Offline RobBob

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2018, 01:46 PM »
Just in case someone is still looking for Famag imperial (? - Amazon listing does not say) brad points...

Famag HSS drill bits

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2018, 12:37 AM »
Update ...........................

        When I contacted Fisch they told me to go through the retailer. I had contacted Fisch first because I really only needed / wanted the defective bits replaced as opposed to the whole set. I figured the retailer would have to do the whole set.  My concern was that I could end up with another set with same or different bent bits.

       Turns out the retailer was able to just send replacements. The replacements are fine and do not wobble. So I must have just been unlucky with the first bits.

       I will say again these are really nice bits. They cut clean, fast , and effortlessly.


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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2018, 12:40 AM »
Glad It worked out for you Seth. Yea they are nice bits arent they

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Fisch Brad Point set
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2018, 09:33 AM »
I have a much older (very seldom used) smaller set of similar Fisch bits. I seldom use them because they suck.

I was reminded yesterday when I needed to quickly hog out some pine to provide clearance for a cable tie and the Fisch bits were on top in the bit drawer of my site kit. The 10mm bit tended to go sideways. Even though the wood was soft a chip got stuck on one of the points and threw the bit off. If I reversed the drill frequently to wipe the chips off the points it would track better but any old bit would have done a better job than that Fisch.

Maybe if I take time and sharpen it correctly (it’s still “factory sharp”) it would work better.