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Somewhere to tell us of supplies who go the extra mile, or run away with your dosh.
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My experience is that cheap drill bits are less accurate too; a good quality bit will bite quickly whereas cheap ones tend to skate across the surface to some degree, even with a drill stand.

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True, I've had that happen even in a drill press, also if it is blunt.

And true a bit of lube does wonders


 
 
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So there DTB, drillin' is rivetin'



 
 
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I forgot to bookmark this supplier, but have done so now. :)

Just to remind folk it's a good place to buy drills.
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I have used this company as well very good but once had to drill down on them about a wrong order but they did rebore the order at not cost to me so thump up to ukdrills :D
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Cheap drills will drill the wrong size in the wrong place. Proper drills have "Dormer" written on them. Yes, they're more expensive, but the difference is noticeable.
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Thanks, that's very useful to know.

They aren't cheap though, as you say.
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I find a good manufacturer who charges more than no name brands they work smoother and faster and last ten times longer.

What I call a good manufacturer, starting at the best is Hilti, Milwakee, Bahco. The rest are soft bendy and last one hole which they leave wrecked.

Best saw blades are Bahco. No other saw blade is worthy of the name. They all bend or break and barely cut.

“A bad workman blaims his tools” was a stupid moron. A true workman knows its hopeless working with soft tools.
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I bet I use my drill bits 20 times per size in 10 years.

I fail to see how expensive drill bits are worth it given the limited use they get .

I'll continue buying from Poundland .
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Paul Barker wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2023 2:53 pm ....its hopeless working with soft tools.
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Good spot, Dave, but so nice to see ( and not mentioned yet ) Mr. Floppybootstomp on this thread.
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Daniel Quinn wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2023 4:00 pm I bet I use my drill bits 20 times per size in 10 years.

I fail to see how expensive drill bits are worth it given the limited use they get .

I'll continue buying from Poundland .
Tradesmen have different requirements to you.

Did you know the brushes in amateur power drills are deliberately short life because they know itll only get used for a day at Christmas or Birthday when it was bought, and never got out again.

But some idiot will start a thread here saying “get this Aldi branded drill Ive had mine 5 years and its great”. …..might last two weeks in a tradesmans daily use, and thats hard graft every day. Hilti Bosch Blue Milwaukee will work every day for 10 years and look chipped and battered because of hard graft but still work.

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I had the same problem when a firm I worked for sold garden machinery.

Trades people buying domestic equipment rarely had them last very long.

Proper equipment suited to hard every day use was expensive, but usually lasted many years.
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IslandPink wrote: Sat Jul 08, 2023 10:22 pm Good spot, Dave, but so nice to see ( and not mentioned yet ) Mr. Floppybootstomp on this thread.
Albeit in a post from 13 years ago!
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The point of my somewhat comical retort is none of us as a clue because we are forced to generalise from the particular and the only other experience we have is that somebody said this I agree with therefore I will prioritise it .
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