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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:05 PM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:09 PM
For mild and hardened steel I have found Champion Carbide to be heads and shoulders above anything I have available here in town.
Luckily we stock them at my work. So I get a screaming deal.
Ive got a complete set of XGO BlackGold bits by Champion, have had them for 3-4 years now, abuse the hell out of them, and have yet to break one, or overheat/ruin one. They really are outstanding bits.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:12 PM
And, a drill bit sharpener....
Edited by bheinen74, 14 January 2012 - 10:16 PM.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:18 PM
I realize I will probably need several types for different jobs, and Champion and Bosch are some good recommendations I can start with. I have also had good luck with a few Hitachi singles I have picked up at a local hardware place in a jam.
My friend (30 years in the military) can pick up any drill bit broken or not off of the floor and a quick pass on a bench grinder and it will cut through anything:clap: I haven't even got the drill doctor down yet:rolleyes:
Edited by Crazyeights, 14 January 2012 - 10:22 PM.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:34 PM
Same, my dad can take broken bits and make them drill better than new with his bench grinder. He was a mechanic professionally for 41 years at the same GM garage though. He can take pretty much any bit and make it sharp. He gave me a drill doctor, cause it was never beneficial to him, they don't sharpen as well as his self ability with a grinding wheel, eye/hand/feel.\
It is really only the very tip end blades that do the cutting, and once you get that down to how, no biggy, I wish i would learn someday. Maybe i will ask him for a session of doing some of my old bits that i tend to ruin. He also gave me a bench grinder on a stand. I used the drill doctor once, but it is a pain to figure out, i would rather know how to use the grinder wheel.
Edited by bheinen74, 14 January 2012 - 10:37 PM.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:48 AM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:08 AM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:05 PM
BOSCH. best i have used..made in Germany.
And, a drill bit sharpener....
Bosch bits are not made in germany.
Most are made in China. Some are made in the USA.
Hey, the Chinese ones are without a doubt made with STEEL that CAME from the USA
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