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Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:13 am
by REDONE
Hey guys! I know this looks like a shameless plug, but if you're like me, you have twelve different drill indexes half filled with good bits you never use and the other half broken, dull, or missing of all the bits you need all the time. Right now Lowe's has the Fractional US made Cle-Line set for $50. Through Grainger or MSC this is a $200 set. It's in the same league as Norseman or Chicago Latrobe. Just a heads-up if anyone was planning to hit up Harbor Freight to start breaking another index of Chinese bits some time soon!

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:39 am
by hutcho
That's less than I paid for my harbor freight index!

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:47 am
by tedlovesjeeps71
I wish I could make a drill dr actually work. I have probably 1-2 5gallon buckets ( ) worth of old, dull, or broken drill bits. I bet I could sharpen for 3 months non stop and not fix em all. I'm not very good at doing it on the bench grinder and the lil drill dr I have is a joke.


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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:52 am
by REDONE
I know! I had a drill Dr and thought it was the bees knees for the first 5 bits I sharpened. After that it went to crap and I found the replacement stone cost more than a new drillDr!

Yeah, I feel like a dork because I just spent over $100 on single bits at Fastenal to fill out the missing bits in my Norseman index two weeks ago, and then I found this.

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:55 am
by tedlovesjeeps71
That's how it always goes. I've been wanting to put a winch on the trailer so I don't have to keep using the come along. Was going to slap a cheap HF winch on and saw they have a sale on the 12k. $289 bucks! And the sale ends today but I'm at Reserves. DOH!


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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:49 am
by 243
I was drilling 7/16" holes in 1/4" plate for engine mounts and smoked my last 7/16" bit this morning, pulled out the Drill Doctor and I was back in business in less than 2 minutes, longer than it took to get the case out from under the rolling cart.

How many bits in the 50.00 box?

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:51 am
by tedlovesjeeps71
243 wrote:I was drilling 7/16" holes in 1/4" plate for engine mounts and smoked my last 7/16" bit this morning, pulled out the Drill Doctor and I was back in business in less than 2 minutes, longer than it took to get the case out from under the rolling cart.

How many bits in the 50.00 box?

You have the big drill dr or the smaller one??


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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:54 am
by REDONE
15, it's a standard fractional index 1/16 to 1/2.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CLE-LINE-High- ... 1000043335

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:54 am
by 243
Thanks!

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:45 pm
by ShagWagon
So if I buy cle line bit set I won't have to buy another again?

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:01 am
by 243
tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
243 wrote:I was drilling 7/16" holes in 1/4" plate for engine mounts and smoked my last 7/16" bit this morning, pulled out the Drill Doctor and I was back in business in less than 2 minutes, longer than it took to get the case out from under the rolling cart.

How many bits in the 50.00 box?

You have the big drill dr or the smaller one??


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Sorry, I don't understand the question.

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:17 am
by REDONE
There's at least two different drill Drs, one is blue and one is grey.

Shag, you know you can burn up any drill bit, but the ones from Cle-Line, Norseman, and Chicago Latrobe are meant for industry, not hobbists/homeowners so they do last longer. It's why I felt the need to post this, those brands usually are only sold through industrial suppliers at 2 or 3 times that price. Since most here don't have a Grainger or MSC account, figured I'd share.

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:01 pm
by ProTouring442
For the most part, if you burn a bit, you either had too little pressure, or too much speed. So long as a drill is cutting, it will not burn. It might dull, but it won't burn.

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:10 pm
by REDONE
PT, that's absolutely true, but you know as well as I do, that when you're lying on your back drilling sideways with a cordless, you're gonna smoke that bit. Yet we keep doing it. ;)

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:53 am
by ProTouring442
REDONE wrote:PT, that's absolutely true, but you know as well as I do, that when you're lying on your back drilling sideways with a cordless, you're gonna smoke that bit. Yet we keep doing it. ;)


I usually find a good way to put pressure, but yeah, sometimes... :shock:

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:22 am
by cone
Thanks.

Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:36 am
by tedlovesjeeps71
One day... Image

Mag drill for the win.


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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 10:40 am
by CherokeeOwner
REDONE, thanks for the info!