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Old 01-21-2022, 09:28 PM
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While sitting around a circle of guys at a Drill Wreckers Anomymous meeting:

Hi my name is Bob and I can break, dull and burnup any drill bit..... LOL

I am sooooo rough on bits. I normally buy 69.00 / 89.00 drill sets that are like 21 pc. Granted they are from Home Depot, Sears ect

I saw these on line and was wondering if you guys think these are any better...

https://rodmandrill.com/collections/...e-set-steelbox 229.00

Or

https://rodmandrill.com/collections/...chanics-length 179.00

Or

https://rodmandrill.com/collections/...32-1-2-x-32nds 99.00
I think this is the same crap I'm buying now

Any drill specialists here? I don't want to spend 200 and end up with the same crap.....or maybe it is me. (

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Old 01-21-2022, 10:26 PM
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I buy low cost bits from the home improvement store and run them slow.
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Old 01-21-2022, 11:42 PM
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This is only an opinion, but it's a loud one. You'll be a way happier with the expensive bits. You get what you pay for, in any tools. If you drill small pilot holes and use cutting fluid, you'll be whistling all the way to the bank.
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Old 01-22-2022, 01:44 AM
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This is only an opinion, but it's a loud one. You'll be a way happier with the expensive bits. You get what you pay for, in any tools. If you drill small pilot holes and use cutting fluid, you'll be whistling all the way to the bank.

Agreed 100%
The only moment of happiness with cheap tools is the moment you pay.
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Old 01-22-2022, 06:49 AM
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I always wish I could sharpen drills. My Dad was able to take a dead drill to the grinder and have it cut like butter. He had shown me a few times but I never caught on. I bought and old drill sharpening tool at a tag sale that worked OK but not like Dad did.He was a Millwright at Raybestos and had many skills. Luck I did learn many but drill sharpening wasn't one of them. Jim
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:39 AM
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I can't sharpen a drill bit free hand on a grinder. I did buy a Drill Doctor, The one that has two stations, it sharpens and makes the split point. Tt works a lot better than I do. The diamond wheel can wear out. The wheel can be turned over and it will cut like new.
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:50 AM
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When working with metal , sharpening drill bits is something you really want to learn.
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Old 01-22-2022, 08:58 AM
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I buy low cost bits from the home improvement store and run them slow.
I have to check my drill press....I believe it's on the slowest speed but not very slow.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:03 AM
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This is only an opinion, but it's a loud one. You'll be a way happier with the expensive bits. You get what you pay for, in any tools. If you drill small pilot holes and use cutting fluid, you'll be whistling all the way to the bank.
Gotcha Merc thanks. I do try to use a pilot hole first but rarely use fluid.... What has caused many drilling issues foir me is I may have miss located a hole, plug closed and had to redrill close by. I don't know if a better drill would cut better or if I'm just hardening the material.

Another would be a fabricated bracket or brace with a weld, then having to drill a hole close to the weld.
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Old 01-22-2022, 09:07 AM
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Agreed 100%
The only moment of happiness with cheap tools is the moment you pay.
Yes.... I believe this. And I do have to learn how to sharpen drills. I've thrown away enough drill bits to sink a small boat.

My father in law tried to teach me when I was a kid but didn't catch on. I do think the biggest problem is I don't have a bench grinder with the proper wheel////also try it on the belt sander or hand grinder.

I gota do better with this
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