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« on: November 05, 2019, 07:23:12 AM »

Hi

Over the years I've struggled by with blunt and mis-used cheap drill bits from B&Q and the likes.  Coming up to Christmas I've decided my grown up kids can treat me to a decent set.

Trouble is, there are plenty sets but they range from say 1mm to 10mm.  More likely to use smaller sizes such as 1-5mm and occasionally bigger.

Anyone got any suggestions for suppliers of say good quality HSS drill bit sets ranging from 1mm to say 5mm in maybe 0.2mm increments with say 5 of each size?  

Also, anyone ever used these drill sharpening tools from say B&Q?  

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Mike
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 08:51:02 AM »

A quick search on line will get many suppliers.  People I have used are Arceurotrade, Axminster, Chronos - there are more.

Why not buy a few drill sizes as you need them?  If you buy sets most of them go unused.

To sharpen small drills you need things that B&Q don't supply.  I had a tool sharpener published in a model engineering magazine and made one to another design but you need a lathe and milling machine to make them - another hobby.  In the end it is usually cheaper to buy small drills rather than try and sharpen them.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 09:44:18 AM »

Hi Ralph

That's the problem ... too many suppliers on the net.  Was wondering if someone had a go to place rather than pot luck online.

If you buy hem as you need them you end up paying as much in P&P.

Anyway, I'll figure it out.  Modelfixings are good but a little pricey.

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Mike
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 10:13:35 AM »

I got a small Dremel set from B&Q a few years ago .... small sizes but very useful for modelling.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2019, 10:18:08 AM »

.... they still show on the B&Q website.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 10:50:40 AM »

HSS DRILL SET 50 pc 1-6mm x 0.1 mm
£25.20 (£30.24 incl VAT)

https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/product/hss-drill-set-50-pc-1-6mm-x-0-1-mm/
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2019, 11:17:32 AM »

If you want 5 of each size, as per your original post, you will need to have 5 kids each buy you one set each!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2019, 11:26:38 AM »

I have used Squires over the years:  http://www.squirestools.com/tools-and-materials.htm

They have been around a long time and do a great number of the model rail shows etc.  Sites a bit quirky, lots of things you never knew you needed,  Grin but have bought from them at a couple of shows in the past.

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2019, 03:44:38 PM »

Hello

Thanks ... some good links to look at.  Those boys won't know what's hit them.  Time for payback.

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Mike
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