deals #1: Rockler 25-Piece HSS Brad Point Bit Set

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 03-07-2009 01:43 PM 1906 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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BLERG! I bought these last weekend, 6 days ago now, for $40. I tend to stock up on 50%-off items I really want in their continuous stream of sales, but while at the store to take advantage of a $15 coupon (>$50 purchase), I saw these. They weren’t on sale, but every 1/64” increment between 1/8” and 1/2”, and brad point as well? I Had to have them. I hadn’t seen them on sale (or I’ve forgotten) in the months (year?) that I’ve been scouring their sales, and didn’t want to wait, so I snapped them up. They drill wonderfully. I managed no tearout in construction grade plywood with no backing, and the 1/4” bit was exactly sized to the 1/4” pegs I recently made. In short, I love these bits.

Today, they’re Rockler’s Deal of the Day, and 50% off at $20. I could have bought 2, and used one for reckless behavior!

As I said previously… BLERG!

The only thing cheering me up is that this is my 100th post in 14 days!

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 03-07-2009 03:11 PM

Sorry you missed out on the deal, but thanks for spreading the word.

Ordered mine today.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 03:20 PM

I used my $15 coupon for the wixey height gauge. I’ve been using a tri square with less than satisfatory results. That will probably be 50% off next week too. oh well

-- There are many ways to skin a cat...... but, the butter knife is not recommended

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 04:55 PM

Take back the receipt and ask for an adjustment. If they don’t give it to you, return them and re-buy. They will probably work something out. I think they have a satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days thing. I once returned a P.C. dovetail jig I had used for a weekend after I realized that it was limited in wood thickness for half-blind dovetails.

They returned it no problem. Just bug a manager.d

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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jerry mayfield

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#4 posted 03-07-2009 05:26 PM

I have seen comments on two other woodworking sites and the comments regarding these Chinese drills were not good at all. I think I will investigate some more before purchasing. You usually get what you pay for.



-- jerry,mlchigan

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