Good Deal on Drill Bits!

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REDONE
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Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby REDONE » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:13 am

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!
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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby hutcho » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:39 am

That's less than I paid for my harbor freight index!

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:47 am

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!

Postby REDONE » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:52 am

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.
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:55 am

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!

Postby 243 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:49 am

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?
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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:51 am

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!

Postby REDONE » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:54 am

15, it's a standard fractional index 1/16 to 1/2.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CLE-LINE-High- ... 1000043335
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby 243 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:54 am

Thanks!
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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby ShagWagon » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:45 pm

So if I buy cle line bit set I won't have to buy another again?
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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby 243 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:01 am

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.
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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby REDONE » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:17 am

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.
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby ProTouring442 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:01 pm

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.

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby REDONE » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:10 pm

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. ;)
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Good Deal on Drill Bits!

Postby ProTouring442 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:53 am

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:


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