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pcb196206/09/2012 11:34:27
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I just bought some drill bits that were advertised as Dormer.

All my Dormer bits have either the silver band on the posh ones, or the name etched on the shank on the cheaper ones.

Is it safe to say if it doesn't say Dormer on it it isn't a Dormer?


Andrew Johnston06/09/2012 11:45:41
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I wouldn't have thought that one could categorically say no name means it's not by Dormer. However, I've just had a look at all my Dormer drill sets, and all drills above about 4mm, or imperial equivalent, have 'Dormer' stamped or etched into the shank. What size are the drills?



Keith Long06/09/2012 11:48:18
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Have to agree with Andrew, I've found exactly the same with the Dormer drill sets that I have, 4mm and above, Dormer stamped on the shank, below 4mm no markings at all.


pcb196206/09/2012 12:03:58
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Thanks for your replies, they're all 10mm+ so no reason for them not to be marked, they are just stamped '10.0mm HSS' just like my Chinese ones.

_Paul_06/09/2012 12:18:19
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All my Dormer brand drills are marked either with the name in a silver band or on the shank.


mgj06/09/2012 17:02:16
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Possible best to ring Dormer and get a definitive answer?

Mike Poole06/09/2012 19:43:51
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I have Dormer drills marked SKF from some years ago when they were SKF Dormer. They are now part of Sandvik and I think no longer manufactured in the UK


Ron Ryan08/09/2012 09:08:55
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looking to buy a good drill

Hey friend,
Such a great tool but where I can get this kind of cordless drill?

Ron Ryan11/09/2012 09:22:59
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Posted by Ron Ryan on 08/09/2012 09:08:55:

looking to buy a good drill

Hey friend,
Such a great tool but where I can get this kind of cordless drill?









Edited By Ron Ryan on 11/09/2012 09:24:49

KWIL11/09/2012 11:51:46
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Etched DORMER BRAZIL A002 4.0. Yes only 4mm and above. A002 is the drill series number.

Robonthemoor01/10/2013 16:35:54
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Hi guys, just in need of some 2.5 mm drill bits to thread a 3mm hole, what's the best to buy when it comes down to it? And who to buy from, chronos/ RDG tools. Ho and also type for mild steel.


JasonB01/10/2013 16:41:30
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I like the Dormer A002 split points and the similar A 022 stub length ones, get them from J&L/MSC

Have a look back through the classifieds, one of the Chris's was selling HSCo cobalt stub drills in 2.5mm by Dormer at a good price and may have some left.


Thor 🇳🇴01/10/2013 17:49:57
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I have checked my Dormer drills, and those from 4mm or larger in dia. are marked Dormer (either Dormer Brazil and a few Dormer England).


Robonthemoor02/10/2013 04:50:38
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Just checked he has non at 2.5mm


Old School02/10/2013 08:53:25
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Kirjeng supplies Dormer drills all the ones I have had from Terry have been marked Dormer


OuBallie02/10/2013 14:24:00
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I've bought some off of eBay in the past, but NEVER EVER AGAIN!


Not Dormer I should add


I went through packs of 4mm when I did the shelves between the BH600G stand towers.

They just snapped at the least provocation.

You only get bit once.

Geoff - Back from hospital, X-Ray and Cystoscopy

Edited By OuBallie on 02/10/2013 14:25:23

Stub Mandrel02/10/2013 19:52:31
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> Geoff - Back from hospital, X-Ray and Cystoscopy

That's a bit extreme for just a snapped drill!

Seriously, hope it's all going in the right direction for you Geoff (i.e. getting better!)


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