Diamond Drag Bits. 49$-180$ sheesh

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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 03-25-2018 12:04 PM 719 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2018 12:04 PM

Ok, looking to add a diamond drag bit to the arsenal for engraving, and looking at them and the prices are all over the place.

I see on ebay Chinese for 29, and the american made start at 49 and go up to 180.

Been around the block and realize you generally get what you pay for, but is it better to treat it like an end-mil, go cheap and chuck it for a new one.

Any recommendations?

Application is starting with acrylic signs, and glass etching.

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#1 posted 03-25-2018 03:57 PM

I have no experience with drag bits, but I have been very happy with other diamond tooling bought directly from China. As I understand it, China is the primary industrial diamond producer these days. Anyway, for $29 it is worth a try.

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#2 posted 03-25-2018 06:01 PM

Diamond is Diamond no matter where it comes from. China and Mexico are the worlds largest producer of goods. I bought a neck massager

from for $57.00 that Sharper Image was selling last year for $200.00. Exact same one. Most Chinese mfrs. are ISO 9660 companies these days and supply many American mfrs. with their product. All Amana router bits, for example are made in China for Amana.

Buy with confidence.

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