Re: Sources for machinist/watchmaker-quality small twist drills redux
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Denny et al, try these folks. They should have anyting you need. Drill Bit City: Official Site for Carbide Tools, New carbide drill bit, New carbide drill bits, New " N " GAGE carbide drill bits, New carbide end mill, New carbide end mills, drill bit, drill bits,shop tool, drill bits,carbide drill bits, pcb dril Reasonable prices too. Tony Wagner
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 3:39:13 PM CDT, Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...> wrote:
My most hateful modeling chore is locating and drilling for grabs and handrails, etc. I machine drill when i can with carbide drills, but practically, most have to be done by hand; and I am totally frustrated by the sheer plethora of dull #78-80 twist drills that seem to be endlessly supplied to us by almost all usual hobby vendors. This morning, after a failure to adequately be able to hand drill through some tough plastic (#79), I tossed the errant drill in favor of a new one, also from a popular hobby supplier. The new one could not cut butter either, and in the attempt to do so actually bent over (did..not..break!) at a right angle like bending a wire! Now, I do have a large supply of sharp (and brittle) carbide tip drills, but they are too risky to use with hand drilling- as you all already know.
So....where do you all find high quality reliably sharp tiny twist drills, most favorably from American, German, Swiss, or Japanese origins?