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  • triggerman
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    Excellent question.

    Personally, IMNSHO,

    I buy the cheapest bits, keep them sharp and run them at low speed. Consequently, my bits work better and last longer than those of my co-workers.

    Good luck.

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  • EdZep
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    center point

    Interesting, KBar. I've been afraid to try those DeWalt bits -- that the center would wear or be easily damaged, and be a problem.

    Hey, what's good cutting oil? Lowes didn't have any, and I've been using light machine oil until I get the right stuff (in something like pint size).

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  • KBar
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    Im not sure how precise you want to be with drill bits but I bought a set at Home Depot at least 2 years ago. It is a Dewalt set in a plastic case, they have a center point on the bits, I can't honestly say what kind they are. They were around $45 at the time. I use them all the time and they still cut as good as the day I bought them.

    One thing to keep in mind, make sure your drill press is set to the slowest speed, this will help keep your bits in good shape as well as a little cutting oil. I see too many guys running at high speed trying to force it through the metal and burning or bending the bit.
    Last edited by KBar; 01-04-2008, 07:18 PM.

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  • EdZep
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    good question

    I've been buying bits as-needed (which hasn't been all that much). I can tell you what NOT to buy. Twice I've bought Hitachi brand at Lowes, in 7/16 in. $8 range, and both of them wobbled off center. The first was the first bit I put into a new drill press, and I thought the drill press was trash! Both returned, and replaced with Bosche, I think, for a dollar or two more. No complaints, but haven't used them enough to know how they'll last.

    So, I'll follow this thread, and try to buy best bang-for-buck in the future.

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  • tasslehawf
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    I like cobalt the best. They are very hard and tend to last a long time. TiN is good too, but I prefer the cobalt.

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