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    Posted: 28 Nov 2019 at 10:37am
I recently purchased what i thought (hoped) were high quality drill bits. after about 30 holes going through 3/4" plywood and a half inch into ash, the drill bit was bent! and no, it was not dropped nor pushed with excessive force. WHERE CAN I GET QUALITY BITS THAT HOLD UP AND CAN BE RESHARPENED? I AM LOOKING FOR A SET, BUT WILL BUY INDIVIDUALLY IF NEED BE. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
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You got taken with bum tools.
I can't for the life of me understand how you wound up with a bent drill bit.
Were you running the bit freehand or in a drill press?

I buy Freud or Nicholson drill bits from open stock as I need the sizes.
High speed steel, marked HSS, and on a rack in our village hardware store.

9/64" and hundreds of holes in aluminum sheet for rivets.
Several thousand 1/8" holes in 3/4" SPF for wood screws.
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The P&N brand is another good one never had a problem with them since using for years first in the 1960's building & Joinery they last if you look after them

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I bought a set of these of several years ago and use them all the time.  I have had no problems with them.  

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Thanks for your advices. I found Lee Valley lipped bits (5/64" - 1/4" by 64ths) along with a few specific sizes for specific things

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