[QUOTE=Old Rotor Flap]
I think Ti coated drills from China have more to do with perception than quality. Ti coatings are designed improve tool life in a controlled setting. The only real way to make the Ti coating cost effective is to run the drill in a CNC Mill where feeds and speeds can be acutately controlled. This can't be done with the average drill press or hand-held drill.
Also those CNC drill bits are continually flooded with cooling/cutting fluid which we traditionally do not employ in our hobby.