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Forum topic by SMP posted 01-14-2022 04:39 PM 349 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SMP

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01-14-2022 04:39 PM

My go to drill/driver has a hex head and my old drill bit set is a mess. The smaller bits snapped and the others are dull. I looked around the big box stores and they have some Milwaukee, DeWalt, Kobalt and some other sets. The Mileaukee ones looked ok but the drills all seemed kind of on the short side. I am open to suggestions and would like to keep it under $50. I have other bits i use in my drill press and bigger drill. These are more for the daily stuff and handyman stuff around the house.


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HerringImpaired

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#1 posted 01-14-2022 07:00 PM

I bought something similar to these for my smaller drills. You can then insert any twist drill you like in them, and if they break, just change drill bits….

http://insty-bit.com/instydriveadapters.shtml

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#2 posted 01-14-2022 07:16 PM

I’ve used WIHA brand bits. They last a lot longer than the usual suspects, and don’t cost that much more.

Usually I buy a Contractor pack of whichever bit I need.

I don’t really use the drill bit on a hex head, unless it is the Insty Bits, but then the purpose is more for the pilot hole, and the countersink, more than the bit itself. Most of those drill bit on a hex mount aren’t very accurate anyhow. If it’s the hole I need, I use my chucked cordless, and a standard bit, or a brace and bit.

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