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Old 05-28-2013, 03:39 PM
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Default I'm looking for a counter-sink drill bit set

I found this one on lee valley that looks pretty nice, but at $105 i'm not sure if i'm getting a good value.

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...at=1,180,42240

I'd like something I can keep organized in a kit preferably, but if the price difference is absurd, i'm fine with loose bits.

I need this for those times i'm not using pocket holes

Any suggestions, guys? This will be used for wood exclusively.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:16 PM
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At Woodcraft you can buy the countersink attachments separately and use your own drill bits. Chances are for woodworking you'll only use a few sizes anyway so why buy more than you need?
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:32 PM
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At Woodcraft you can buy the countersink attachments separately and use your own drill bits. Chances are for woodworking you'll only use a few sizes anyway so why buy more than you need?
all of my drill bits are throw-away quality from the discount bins
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:47 PM
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Here is one from MLCS

http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...#TabbedPanels1


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Old 05-28-2013, 07:54 PM
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$40 is a much nicer pricetag

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:00 PM
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I'm not a big fan of Harbor Freight but for the few times you might need the countersink bit I suggest these. I bought them a year ago and have been plenty happy with them. As with the Valley ones you posted a link to these also have a counter sink depth adjustment collar. The MLCS does not, it is very easy for a counter sink bit to get away from you and sink too deep. I would also not recommend the suggested ones that go on standard drill bits because the bits would not be tappered which would cause the screws not to grip as well.

http://www.harborfreight.com/22-piec...-set-7608.html

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:24 PM
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These are reasonably priced and should be of a decent quality
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...sink+drill+bit
I have used these.

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Old 05-28-2013, 10:16 PM
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I have the Bosch ones in Burt's amazon link above and really like them. (I also have the lesser cost ones and they don't compare)

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:55 PM
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thanks a lot for the advice, guys
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:37 PM
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I found this one on lee valley that looks pretty nice, but at $105 i'm not sure if i'm getting a good value...
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...at=1,180,42240
Tofu, the HSS Lee Valley use on their brad point bits is very high quality. It appears they use it on these bits as well. I received the brad point bits as a Christmas gift and they are really really good. I have also had good experiences with Lee Valley customer service.

That said, I can't compare it to the other kits mentioned, but if I commonly used a size of drill bit I would consider picking up the Lee Valley bit that matched the screw. The kit is probably overkill unless you use lots of different sizes in your projects.
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