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Offline jussi

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Metric drill bit recommendations
« on: September 26, 2018, 10:35 AM »
I'm looking for a set of twist and brad point drill bit sets in US.  Recommendations?

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Offline RKA

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Re: Metric drill bit recommendations
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 11:53 AM »
Lee Valley is usually my first stop, but I think they only go in 1mm increments.  Seth posted over the summer about a 29 piece Fisch brad point set that goes in 0.5mm increments.  I think it was available on Woodcraft or Rockler?

For standard drills, I would just get a USA made HSS drill set that meets your needs (Norseman, Viking, Cleveland, Chicago Latrobe, etc).  A #1-60 plus A-Z set should get you pretty close.  See the drill chart below.

http://www.carbidedepot.com/formulas-drillsize.htm
« Last Edit: September 26, 2018, 01:20 PM by RKA »
-Raj

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Metric drill bit recommendations
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 12:33 PM »
Here is the topic on the Fisch set.  I really like them.  Very good and the price is good too.

   http://festoolownersgroup.com/other-tool-reviews/fisch-brad-point-set/msg548444/#msg548444

Seth

Offline RKA

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Re: Metric drill bit recommendations
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 01:19 PM »
Here is a 115 pc HSS twist drill set (64th, 1-60, A-Z) from Shars.  As far as I know most of their stuff is either sourced from China or Taiwan, but I've heard the quality of their products is pretty good.  At under $200 you'll save about $125 vs. a comparable USA set.

http://www.shars.com/1-16-1-2-x-64th-1-60-a-z-115-pc-hss-bright-finish-jobber-drill-set
-Raj

Offline rvieceli

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Re: Metric drill bit recommendations
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 08:38 PM »
@RKA Hey raj here's the same 115 piece set from a quality USA manufacturer, Norseman, for $190

https://www.harryepstein.com/index.php/115-pc-high-speed-norseman-drill-bit-set.html

Ron

Offline Cheese

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Re: Metric drill bit recommendations
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 09:42 PM »
@RKA Hey raj here's the same 115 piece set from a quality USA manufacturer, Norseman, for $190

https://www.harryepstein.com/index.php/115-pc-high-speed-norseman-drill-bit-set.html

Ron

Interestingly enough,
Norseman & Viking bits are manufactured in St. Paul Minnesota while Triumph bits are manufactured in Chisholm Minnesota.

Chicago Latrobe & Cleveland are owned by Greenfield Industries.
Greenfield Industries operates manufacturing and support facilities in Seneca, South Carolina (company headquarters); Evans, Georgia; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and Mexico City, Mexico.
Parent company TDC owns additional manufacturing facilities in Brazil, Germany, and China, and maintains support facilities in France and in the United States.

Offline RKA

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Re: Metric drill bit recommendations
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 11:02 PM »
@RKA Hey raj here's the same 115 piece set from a quality USA manufacturer, Norseman, for $190

https://www.harryepstein.com/index.php/115-pc-high-speed-norseman-drill-bit-set.html

Ron

Score!  Nice find!
-Raj