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Old 01-15-2006, 11:39 AM
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Cobalt drill bit set.

Hey guys, I am hoping you can help me out with some advice. I am looking for a good set of cobalt drill bits that go beyond the 1/2" size. I was thinking of a complete set like in the picture but, would like the set to include bits up to 3/4" or 1". Thanks in advance. BadSS.

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Milwakee(sp) is certainly a brand I would trust. Be carefull of any drills made in China. It is possible to get a very good set of drills made in China, but they are usually a brand name like Skill, Makita and such. Personally I have little respect for anything made by Black & Decker

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Ive been buying the Dewalt cobalt bits and they are very nice, i drill alot of metal and they hold up very well, i just go slow and lube it

I've never seen a kit past 1/2" and up to 1, that seems expensive, they 1/2" bits are almost $20. I just buy the individual bit when i need it so I have accumluated bits up to 3/4" and 1"


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i just go slow and lube it
Good advice
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Cobalt drill bits are definately good ones. Your name brand stuff is made in China now. I bought a set of DeWalt drill bits just last week...yep, made in China.
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Cobalt drill bits are definately good ones. Your name brand stuff is made in China now. I bought a set of DeWalt drill bits just last week...yep, made in China.
That is what I said, but some of the drills from China are trash, some are high quality. The bits Harbor Freight sells are pure junk.

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"The bits Harbor Freight sells are junk" and thats putting it mildly! There are some good USA made bits out there. Triumph Twist Drill makes a really good bit as is anything from Milwaukee. We use a lot of bits at the shop and IMO the best buys on good bits are found here.www.useenco.com They have good bits and cheap ones but even their cheap bits(made in China) are a bunch better than the HF variety, some of those darn things are not even straight!
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Any machine tool supplier (MSC, Grainger, etc) will have the Cobalt drills you are looking for. The reason for the cobalt drills is for their superior strength and productivity, which allows them to be used at high speeds for prolonged periods of time and on harder materials.
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I can remember trying to drill using a pos drill bit [made in China] that my old man bought from Trak Auto.
The twist bit caught the edge of the hole and actually untwisted a little. Talk about soft metal!
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