I need to drill a 1-1/4" hole for some dowel to make a vertical lumber
rack and was going down the block to HD to pick up this "High Carbon"
Porter-Cable, 16pc. ($45 + tax)
I've compared them with these:
Rocker, 16pc. ($60 + free shipping)
Woodcraft, 16pc. ($40 + tax)
(Lee Valley doesn't sell a set with the 1-1/4")
Anyone here have experience with the P-C? I'd like to do better than a
cheap HF set, but would rather not spend $22 on a single high end bit
I bought a set on eBay several years ago. They have been all I could
want. I thnk I paid $15 plus about $10 shipping.
Here is an example:
Steve Hall wrote:
On Sat, 24 Feb 2007 21:34:43 GMT, Steve Hall
Then buy a 1 1/2" drill. If you're actually planning to use it, then
get one that works.
These sets are of laughably bad quality. You _might_ get one to work if
you spend some time with a diamond hone first. Otherwise many of them
are good as firelighters, but not as drills. "High carbon steel" as a
selling point ?!
Yes, but the sets come in a nice case. The one I bought was usable, but
I've replaced the commonly used sizes with quality bits. The less used
sizes do work for one or two holes and are there when the situation arises.
And I have a nice little wood box to keep them in.
I have the PC set you mention, however my price was 39.00 at
My work is mostly in oak and I've seen no difference in the cut
quality of the larger bits in the 2 years (and 100s of holes) that
I've been using them.
Steve Hall wrote:
> I need to drill a 1-1/4" hole for some dowel to make a vertical lumber
> rack and was going down the block to HD to pick up this "High Carbon"
Forget the garbage forstner bit sets.
Think Hole Saw.
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