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Decent quailty drill bits 1.6mm and 1.7mm

The latest Chinese stuff is rubbish !

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Brian John17/10/2016 11:08:02
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Where can I buy decent quality drill bits : 1.6mm and 1.7mm ? I have been using those small packets of ten that come in the plastic cylinders from Hong Kong (ebay) but the latest batch is awful : they wobble, they are rusty and they snap easily.

I am in Australia but I will buy from overseas if I have to.

Edited By Brian John on 17/10/2016 11:15:35

mick H17/10/2016 11:17:53
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The above contains a list of Au metalwork suppliers. It may be of some use to you.


Roger Provins 217/10/2016 11:22:41
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If you don't mind getting from UK I suggest


Martin Connelly17/10/2016 11:32:32
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Australian RS web site lists box of 10 Ø1.6mm at $9.55 and box of ten Ø1.7mm at $9.73. Don't know what tax and delivery they will add but I buy a lot of RS brand coated drills for drilling 316 stainless pipe and they always seem to be of good quality.



Hopper17/10/2016 11:39:44
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Tracy Tools in UK. They ship pretty cheap to Oz and the quality of their drills and HSS toolbits is excellent. As always, you save on shipping if buying a bunch of stuff in one shipment.

Edited By Hopper on 17/10/2016 11:42:07

Raymond Anderson17/10/2016 12:37:11
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Best drill bits iv'e ever used are" Walter Titex", drill dead on size with a nice finish everytime. Not cheap but worth it. Guhring are also very good, then there are also Dormer I think the Titex's and Guhring's would have to be from a specialist engineering supplier, Dormer's will probably be more readily available.


XD 35117/10/2016 18:55:04
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You can buy sutton drill bits from blackwoods and if they don't have them in stock they can order them in but you usually have to buy ten of them in the small sizes .

You can sighn up for an acount with them and order online and they will deliver / post or you can pick up


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