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#1 posted 11-07-2018 12:18 AM

You say you “don’t want to rely on old bits, but new”. My experience with older bits has been good… The steel is well tempered, straight, and accurate for hole boring… I can always rely on them. They stay sharp, don’t bend or break… Yes, they are old, but that doesn’t make them unreliable or of poor quality. In my opinion, just the opposite! You wanted manufacturer names; I have Irwin, Pexto, and Bluegrass. I often see sets in like new condition for little money, $20 to $30. I even found a set in its original packaging… Don’t believe it had ever been used. I guess it’s personal preference. There are new sets out there, but equivalent quality is likely pricey. I often jokingly tell people that all my tools are older than I am… And it’s not too far from true… I guess I’m just wondering; Why new?
Regards, Kentucky Toolsmith.

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