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Well I've finally had enough of forcing blunt drill bits through wood / metal.  I've not got a grinding wheel & I've never used one to sharpen a drill bit so I'm tempted with one of those all in one jobs like

 

https://drilldoctor.co.uk/products/drill-doctor-500x

 

Does anyone have any experience of these?

 

Cheers.

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I use Bosch Multi Construction bits

 

Pack of 4 will do pretty much anything. Screwfix have them on offer regularly. 

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11 hours ago, PeterW said:

I use Bosch Multi Construction bits

 

Pack of 4 will do pretty much anything. Screwfix have them on offer regularly. 

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12 hours ago, PeterW said:

I use Bosch Multi Construction bits

 

Pack of 4 will do pretty much anything. Screwfix have them on offer regularly. 

 

+1. Spend a bit more money and get the version of these goes in the impact driver.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Onoff said:

+1. Spend a bit more money and get the version of these goes in the impact driver.

 

+1 . Mine get nicked ...☹️

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17 hours ago, CC45 said:

Well I've finally had enough of forcing blunt drill bits through wood / metal.  I've not got a grinding wheel & I've never used one to sharpen a drill bit so I'm tempted with one of those all in one jobs like

 

https://drilldoctor.co.uk/products/drill-doctor-500x

 

Does anyone have any experience of these?

 

Cheers.

It depends how much your drill bits cost. Even if you have a nice set of hss g bits I still wouldn’t be spending £150 on a sharpener. £50 maybe as a new set will cost you double that, 

 

the multi bits are ok at most tasks but imho they’re  not very good at any of them. 

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Look out in your local Lidl, I bought one in there and it sharpens drill bits easily

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I've had set of these for quite awhile and used them to drill holes in farm gate hinges (galvanised steel). Found them ok.

 

Makita P-51873 HSS Titanium-Plated Drill Bit Set 16Pcs £25

https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-p-51873-hss-titanium-plated-drill-bit-set-16pcs/94051

 

Yesterday I found them on Amazon for just £15 and have reordered. Should be here Monday.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007RCCPC0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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1 hour ago, Construction Channel said:

It depends how much your drill bits cost. Even if you have a nice set of hss g bits I still wouldn’t be spending £150 on a sharpener. £50 maybe as a new set will cost you double that, 

 

the multi bits are ok at most tasks but imho they’re  not very good at any of them. 

 

I quite like the Bosch multi construction bits. We deliberately did "the test" at work on a lump of timber, paving slab then steel plate. Coped admirably tbh though not so sure once they lose their edge. Dead handy to have one set in the leccy bag, another in the plumbing tote etc.

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Right, I'm going to give that £50 drill doctor a go.  I will report back once I've used it in anger.

 

Thanks for the discussion.

 

W

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Tbh you only need one drill for steel, a 6mm Starrett HsCo pilot drill. It'll drill most steel straight off with no messing.

 

No good if you want a hole smaller than 6mm! Good in wood but useless in brick, stone etc! :)

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I'm done with cheap drills - they just loose the edge so quick.  Bought some jcb ones last week - just fantastic.

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5 hours ago, Onoff said:

 

I quite like the Bosch multi construction bits. We deliberately did "the test" at work on a lump of timber, paving slab then steel plate. Coped admirably tbh though not so sure once they lose their edge. Dead handy to have one set in the leccy bag, another in the plumbing tote etc.

 

I don’t disagree that they’re useful. Iv got quite a few of them about. But they’re not as good as the real thing at any task. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Construction Channel said:

 

I don’t disagree that they’re useful. Iv got quite a few of them about. But they’re not as good as the real thing at any task. 

 

 

A bit like the Evolution chop saws! Great for sheds & stud walls but no good for fine woodworking or through housings.

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7 hours ago, CC45 said:

I'm done with cheap drills - they just loose the edge so quick.  Bought some jcb ones last week - just fantastic.

 

Aren't JCB tools just a brand from Argos, like Bush or Grundig?

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55 minutes ago, dpmiller said:

 

Aren't JCB tools just a brand from Argos, like Bush or Grundig?

 

Alba make JCB power tools as I understand. I believe the name use is a licencing deal.

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no idea but the JCB branded drills I bought have been very good.  Lasted ages when drilling RSJ's.

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