|65 forum posts|
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 Johnston||06/09/2012 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 Long||06/09/2012 11:48:18|
|877 forum posts|
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.
|65 forum posts|
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.
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All my Dormer brand drills are marked either with the name in a silver band or on the shank.
|1017 forum posts|
Possible best to ring Dormer and get a definitive answer?
|Mike Poole||06/09/2012 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 Ryan||08/09/2012 09:08:55|
|2 forum posts|
looking to buy a good drill
|Ron Ryan||11/09/2012 09:22:59|
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Edited By Ron Ryan on 11/09/2012 09:24:49
|3549 forum posts|
Etched DORMER BRAZIL A002 4.0. Yes only 4mm and above. A002 is the drill series number.
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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.
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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).
211 forum posts
Just checked he has non at 2.5mm
|Old School||02/10/2013 08:53:25|
|406 forum posts|
Kirjeng supplies Dormer drills all the ones I have had from Terry have been marked Dormer
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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 Mandrel||02/10/2013 19:52:31|
4315 forum posts
> 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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