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    Default D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Buy 170 Piece Drill Bit Set from Axminster, fast delivery for the UK

    Seems good value to me. Enough so that I've ordered one.


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    Default Re: Dill offer from Axminster

    I grow my own.

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    Default Re: Dill offer from Axminster

    Bugger, I've just noticed that and was going to make a similar joke.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Buy 170 Piece Drill Bit Set from Axminster, fast delivery for the UK

    Seems good value to me. Enough so that I've ordered one.
    Think its the same as Jude's father has. Not the best for hard materials like stainless but fine for me with most things I need to drill.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Their cobalt steel drills are recommended for stainless. They don't do them in big boxes on special offer, mores the pity.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Their cobalt steel drills are recommended for stainless. They don't do them in big boxes on special offer, mores the pity.
    Sage words indeed.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    I mint every word.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Thyme will tell if they are any good.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Do Axminster they sell Woodruff keys as well?

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Nice to see that kit hasn't been bulked up with 15 of those silly spade drill things.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Why do you need so many of each? I'm probably bit naive but that infers that you expect to go through a lot. Why wouldn't you just buy ones that are better quality? Or are they consumables with wot you use them for?

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    I don't get through that many but, for me certainly due to location, it's easier to have a huge box of the things for when I do need one. There's a hardware store up here but he charges a sliver too much for convenience and might not have the individual size you need, only B&D boxed sets.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Quote Originally Posted by mallett View Post
    Why do you need so many of each? I'm probably bit naive but that infers that you expect to go through a lot. Why wouldn't you just buy ones that are better quality? Or are they consumables with wot you use them for?
    When I did the camper van I wish I had bought 20 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 5mm and 6mm drill bits all in one go rather than piece meal like I did since these critters have an amazing ability to hide. I broke a few of the smaller ones but when the job was complete I appear to have loads of them now.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    I'm not falling for that, postage will inevitably be 20% of the item price, so you get a few more bits to make it worthwhile paying 7 for postage and before you know it you're looking at a new horizontal bandsaw and a selection of Japanese woodsaws on your doorstep.

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    Default Re: D(r)ill offer from Axminster

    Freepost over 45 and I keep a list of things I need/want but am not in a hurry for so as to bulk out an order.

    I've very few unwanted and unused tools and most of those have either been bought in error or to try to see whether I want a better one.

    The 25mm diameter centre drill is in the former category. It'll go back on Ebay soon unless some one sees this and wants it.

    Added: Also Compare P&P to the hassle and cost of driving somewhere just to get a drill bit at short notice. Mine would be a 20mile round trip.

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