Who actually makes QUALITY drill bits??

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  1. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I got some Bosch drill bits a while back and even though I knew they were made in China, I figured Bosch had a handle on quality control. Well, these drill bits are basically junk. Several bits have broken (not small bits either) and a few others can't drill worth a damn.

    Soooo, who still makes quality drill bits? Or did I get a bad set?
     
  2. sooner

    sooner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nachi makes great drills and they stay sharp for a really long time. Can be a bit pricey though.
     
  3. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've never found a good set of drill bits, not even some mid level bits that stay sharp for a few years. Maybe I expect too much from my drill bits.
     
  4. screamindemon

    screamindemon Veteran Member

    You have to buy cobalt drill bits if you want the best
     
  5. olstyle

    olstyle Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I bought a set of Dewalt pilot point tip, 1/16" to 1/2" when I started my camaro. All still cut good except for the 1/16 and 1/8 which broke or bent(my fault).
    Over all a good set of bits that won't break the bank.
     
  6. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I use only colbalt
     
  7. 76_TypeLT

    76_TypeLT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    is cobalt a brand or does this refer to the coating on the bits?
     
  8. frankz

    frankz Veteran Member

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    Cobalt is an element used as an alloying agent to impart heat and wear resistance. It is also a brand name for tools sold at Lowes FYI
     
  9. screamindemon

    screamindemon Veteran Member

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  10. Chevrolaine

    Chevrolaine Veteran Member Gold Member

    I'm convinced nobody does.
    My father in-law gave me a bunch when they moved that are from his tool and die days back in the 70's. Now those are some great bits! Night and day difference.
     

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