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    • July 30, 2019 11:14 AM EDT
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      Micro drill bits.

      If any one of you guys use them, I need a source of high quality *60 to *80 drill bits. I ordered 2 sets on Amazon and can only use half of them. (60 to 70)

      The tinier ones have no points and are useless. I left them a 1 star review.

      I suppose I could get Clevelands but I don't want to break my bank account.

    • July 30, 2019 11:49 AM EDT
      • Vail, Az
         
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      I've used Micromark's drill bits for years since I learned to resharpen them on the side of a separating disc.

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    • July 30, 2019 12:15 PM EDT
      • Port Orchard, Washington
         
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      John,

      Check out Tacoma Screw. They have a place in the Spokane Valley. You might need to special order the dril bits.

    • July 30, 2019 4:37 PM EDT
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      If I am drilling in wood or plastic, I take a piece of piano wire and sharpen the end to a flat chisel point, then taper the edges of the chisel point in partway. It works almost as well as a real drill bit, and I can resharpen it as many times as I need. It doesn't work well at all on metal.

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    • July 30, 2019 6:53 PM EDT
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      David I do the same works great on plastics and it doesn't elongate the hole, BB 

    • July 30, 2019 8:14 PM EDT
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      John,

       

      I got a set from "Bill the tool guy" at ECLSTS a few years back, and it's the same as this one, which has #61-80. Don't use it a lot, but it's worked when I have.

       

      I doubt it's as good quality as other ones, but the nice thing is that there's 4 or 5 of each bit in each little tube.

       

      FWIW, the blue plastic MM set ($20) appears to go for $4-$7, depending on how fast you want it, and with pin vise included, on Ebay. [link] If those are better quality, or if you're clumsy like me, you might get two or three sets... 

       

      [edit] Are you drilling metal, or wood & plastic? And how deep?

      Cliff

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at July 30, 2019 8:23 PM EDT
    • July 30, 2019 8:31 PM EDT
      • Chaco, Paraguay
         
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      after i had broken dozens of drills in the 1 to 1.5 mm range (about 1/25 inch), somebody recommended "IRVIN" drills.

      they cost double, but last more than thrice.

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