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Old 05-06-2020, 02:47 PM
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Default Set of numbered drill bits, who, what, where? WTB

I did some searching and reading here before posting. I din't see that much or just plain missed it. If that's the case, show me a link and I'll do some more reading.

If it's easier, please recommend a decent source, especially if you know of a seller that sells the small end of the set. I have 2 sets, decent, but the little guys are either torn up or missing.

I'd buy 3 sets of #40 thru 60. And I might see a need for a few even smaller, say to #70. Beyond that, I don't have the DP to use for anything lighter. I think I'd be in watch making territory.

A tip: if you happen to buy a cheap spray gun, you can run over it with some bits in a holder and ream out and ever so lightly chamfer the various holes, especially the air cap. Makes a hell of a difference. All those little bits come in handy.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:01 PM
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To buy ‘sets’ other than 1-60 is likely rare. Individual drills, or packs of 5-10 etc are usually reasonable through tool supply places, or online thru places like McMaster or MSC.

Well, that’s what I hear anyway....my ‘stock’ is pretty good still, just disorganized, lol!


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Old 05-06-2020, 04:31 PM
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A tip: if you happen to buy a cheap spray gun, you can run over it with some bits in a holder and ream out and ever so lightly chamfer the various holes, especially the air cap. Makes a hell of a difference. All those little bits come in handy.
Hey, thanks, Zeke
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:48 PM
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To buy ‘sets’ other than 1-60 is likely rare. Individual drills, or packs of 5-10 etc are usually reasonable through tool supply places, or online thru places like McMaster or MSC.

Well, that’s what I hear anyway....my ‘stock’ is pretty good still, just disorganized, lol!


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Yeah, I was checking out watch and clock repair sites. I didn't get too thorough though so small sets might be out there.

Geez, with my eyes I couldn't even see a #90. I think small safety pins are #60.
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Old 05-07-2020, 04:12 PM
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I just buy them in packs of 12 when I need them, https://www.mscdirect.com/

Hertel, Cleveland, PTD or Nachi are my go to for drills
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I have several 1-60 sets ans several 60-80 sets IIRC the 60 -80 sets cost as much or more than the 0-60 sets.
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Old 05-07-2020, 05:25 PM
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I wanted a stubby cobalt set for less flex, bought this one

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/74130055

Only used a couple sizes so far, def. did NOT come from Hazard Fraught ... Steve
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