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Looking for a new set of drill bits for wood working. I had dewalt gold ferrous set that I HATED. I am not looking for something for rough holes, I do fine woodworking and I am nervous about buying a big set of bits, and having them rip rough holes again. I want to make sure I get a good set, with all the sizes 1/2" and down.

 

NOt that want these, and certianly not that I have the ca$h... but has anyone tried the KISS bits from FastCap?

http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=50453&idcategory=0

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When comes to woodworking bits there are a couple options, and a couple requirements. First requirement is that they are brad point bits. Second requirment is buy quality, and the big box stores don't have any.

 

First option is a really good budget friendly set.  They are very nice, and carbide tipped so they will stay sharp longer. The downside is there are only 7 sizes, and you can't buy them individually. But for $25 they are a great value.  

http://tinyurl.com/lz5n9ge

 

 

Second option is a HSS set from Lee Valley. It  has every size you would want, but is $190 for 28 different sizes. http://tinyurl.com/nsealse

 

And the final option I got for you is the Lee Valley Carbide brad point bits. You can order the 7 different sizes individually or in box set for $140. and they are guaranteed to be within 0.001" of the stated diameter.

http://tinyurl.com/oyhy3zahttp://tinyurl.com/oyhy3za

 

 

I personally have the $25 carbide set and they are great and I have not found myself needing many other sizes.

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Thank you all for the sugestions. I have some misc. ones that I will used until I get to make my decision. I do not want to take it lightly, because I want to be happy with what I get. And I am kind of a buy the set type of guy so I will wait around until I have some cash. Thanks y'all.

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When comes to woodworking bits there are a couple options, and a couple requirements. First requirement is that they are brad point bits. Second requirment is buy quality, and the big box stores don't have any.

 

First option is a really good budget friendly set.  They are very nice, and carbide tipped so they will stay sharp longer. The downside is there are only 7 sizes, and you can't buy them individually. But for $25 they are a great value.  

http://tinyurl.com/lz5n9ge

 

 

Second option is a HSS set from Lee Valley. It  has every size you would want, but is $190 for 28 different sizes. http://tinyurl.com/nsealse

 

And the final option I got for you is the Lee Valley Carbide brad point bits. You can order the 7 different sizes individually or in box set for $140. and they are guaranteed to be within 0.001" of the stated diameter.

http://tinyurl.com/oyhy3zahttp://tinyurl.com/oyhy3za

 

 

I personally have the $25 carbide set and they are great and I have not found myself needing many other sizes.

After much thought and research... I pulled the trigger on the HSS Lee Valley set from 5/64" to 1/2" in 1/64" increments. I bit the bullet, and am looking forward to their arrival.

Thanks again everyone for the tips.

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Please understand that I am a positive person, and hardly ever say anything negative. but F**K Fastcap!!!!! and their scamming scummy products....

Thank you, finally someone who agrees! It's a bullshit site and they've bought out all the woodworking channels on YouTube for good reviews. I wouldn't trust those kiss bits for a second... Keep it simple, stupid and don't buy from those scammers. I got a free push stick from them in a promotion and its retaining magnets fell out before the first use!

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/centrotec-drill-bits/p/493421/

I've been using these and they are really slick replaceable bits. They ain't cheap but for between 10-20 bucks you get a very precise but that you can use in standard chucks. Hope this helps - Chris

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I've been using the KISS set for a couple years now. I can't complain. The bits are average, but I love the organizer. I use them daily for general purpose drilling and reserve my Norseman Super Premiums exclusively for metal.

 

I'm going to mount the KISS set on the wall behind my drill press. They'll be right where I need them and it will free up some space on my bench as well. 

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What would you guys suggest for more of a multi-purpose bit, something that is able to work well with some softer metals?

Any decent HSS 118° split points will work for soft metals,if you need something for harder materials then consider a Cobalt set with 135° tips    Norseman,precision drill,Dormer,Chicago latrobe etc are good if you just wanna walk into a store get some Bosch drills or something of that nature.   Good drill bits are not cheap and cheap bits arent good :)

 

here's an example:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00209PWUC?keywords=drill%20bit%20set&qid=1450896871&ref_=sr_1_14&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A5485491011%2Cp_cutting_angle-bin%3A118%20Degrees&s=industrial&sr=1-14

 

here's a decent deal:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003JTI5JC?keywords=drill%20bit%20set&qid=1450896954&ref_=sr_1_24&refinements=p_n_feature_seven_browse-bin%3A5485491011%2Cp_cutting_angle-bin%3A118%20Degrees&s=industrial&sr=1-24

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It depends a bit on what sort of drill you're using and what you consider soft metal.  I've seen people shove cheap, dull spade bits through aluminum blocks on a drill press just because they can apply so much force.

 

I like Dewalt pilot point bits for any metal work with a hand drill especially if you ever have to work with steel.  Sure they're a pain to sharpen but they've saved me so much trouble for the price I'd gladly replace them when they dull.

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It depends a bit on what sort of drill you're using and what you consider soft metal. I've seen people shove cheap, dull spade bits through aluminum blocks on a drill press just because they can apply so much force.

I like Dewalt pilot point bits for any metal work with a hand drill especially if you ever have to work with steel. Sure they're a pain to sharpen but they've saved me so much trouble for the price I'd gladly replace them when they dull.

Just bought some pilot points from Dewalt I like them they are a nice bit.

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Just bought some pilot points from Dewalt I like them they are a nice bit.

Jimbo

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Did you get the index kit?

I've never had a bad set of bits. Sure, some may require a tad bit of work on the grinder, but for the most part, to me, bits are bits. Especially in wood. Give me the cheapest bit you can find and I'll make it work. Usually you just need a scrap block in the bottom of the hole to prevent tear out.

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Did you get the index kit?

I've never had a bad set of bits. Sure, some may require a tad bit of work on the grinder, but for the most part, to me, bits are bits. Especially in wood. Give me the cheapest bit you can find and I'll make it work. Usually you just need a scrap block in the bottom of the hole to prevent tear out.

Yea they had a kit with some insert bits for 20 bucks

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