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Good price on small drill set.
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, November 20, 2017 8:43 AM

My drill set was getting pretty sparse.  I find it is hard using a pin vise with those tiny drills not to break them occasionally, so I consider them supplies that need to be replennished every now and then. It was time.

Instead of ordering again from the standard model tool supply place I normally use, I happened to search at Amazon.  Took a bit of searching- their search engine did not do a good job and had to go through several pages first, but I found them.

They had the same set in a plastic case that I always buy.  And it was less than a quarter of what I usually pay!  And Prime shipping!  Got the set, including a few cents in state taxes, for well under five bucks!

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Monday, November 20, 2017 9:01 AM
Was that the set in the flat plastic box with the sliding lid? EJ

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 20, 2017 2:17 PM

I am all ears, as I am looking to get a better set.  If they are still selling sets, could you include the link?

Thanks much,

D

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 20, 2017 3:02 PM

Yes, I got a set of ten, in five sizes, for $ 12. They work so much better than the old ones I have.

There was another set made in China for a few $$ less, but I went for the Korean ones.

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:19 PM

ejhammer

Was that the set in the flat plastic box with the sliding lid? EJ

 
I got a set like you describe, at a woodworking show, from a vendor selling discounted lots of tools.  I paid four bucks for it.  But I found it to be a bit of overkill for my purposes, with far more bits that are so close to one another in size than I really need.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Monday, November 20, 2017 11:27 PM

You can find them on ebay from China. It takes 2-3 weeks but you cant beat the price.

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:51 AM
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:04 AM

ejhammer
Was that the set in the flat plastic box with the sliding lid? EJ
 

Yep, blue box with clear sliding lid.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:07 AM

ManCityFan

I am all ears, as I am looking to get a better set.  If they are still selling sets, could you include the link?

Thanks much,

D

 

Sorry. I have my Amazon home page bookmarked, but not the page I found that set on. I searched miniature drill set #60-80, and I think the set was on the third page of finds.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:08 AM

Phil_H

Yep, that's the one.  Guys, there is your direct link to the set, without having to page through all those other products!

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:23 AM

Don Stauffer
 
Phil_H

 

Yep, that's the one.  Guys, there is your direct link to the set, without having to page through all those other products!

 

 

Thank you very much for the link.  Ordering this as soon as I get home.  Big Smile

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:43 PM

Yeah, that's the same as mine, except my box has the drill sizes marked on it.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:09 AM

I find that the new set is not exactly the same as the ones I had been using.  Everything is the same, except, on the new set, the smallest drills are on the left, size increasing to the right.  Old sets had smallest on right, size increasing to left.

Also, the clear sliding cover now fits into detents in the blue base. I suppose it could still be same supplier who updated the package, or it could be new supplier that just copied the package.  Neither old nor new sets have any marking on them, though the new one came in a blister package with trademark with letters SE on it.  But since I do not have packages any more from my old sets that doesn't mean anything to me.  The drills do work, that is all that matters, really.

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:02 AM

Don Stauffer

I find that the new set is not exactly the same as the ones I had been using.  Everything is the same, except, on the new set, the smallest drills are on the left, size increasing to the right.  Old sets had smallest on right, size increasing to left.

Also, the clear sliding cover now fits into detents in the blue base. I suppose it could still be same supplier who updated the package, or it could be new supplier that just copied the package.  Neither old nor new sets have any marking on them, though the new one came in a blister package with trademark with letters SE on it.  But since I do not have packages any more from my old sets that doesn't mean anything to me.  The drills do work, that is all that matters, really.

 

 

My old set was from Micromark. It too has the smallest on the left. The clear plastic cover has a hole in the top edge to dispense the selected size bit as you slide it along. Along this top edge are markings for the drill size number that line up with the hole. I made a sticker that transposes the drill number to decimal inches and stuck it to the front of the clear cover. Made it easier for my machinist's head to recognize. I ordered the look alike set from Amozon, as well as the 10 pc carbide set. Never used them before, so thought I'd give them a try.

EJ 

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, November 24, 2017 4:22 PM

I have a very old set made in the USA, got it back in the 1970s. I ordered a replacement one from eBay cuz some of my small drill bits were broken. It won't cut even thru paper thin plastic. My 40 year old ones cut thru plastic a million times better than the Chinese junk I got from eBay.

Im looking at the Rogers set from Micromark, made in the USA.

 

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, November 24, 2017 9:58 PM
Yup, I have the Rogers set. The Sliding window set they show in the catalog now is different than the one I bought from them a year or so ago. Mine has small to large from left to right and is blue plastic. I like the sliding window set because it seems easier to dispense them than from the Rogers, but it is not a big deal. Heck, most of the time I neglect to put the bit back where it came from anyway and it lays on the bench. A good digital caliper is then needed to get the size and return it to it's proper place. For larger sets, the 60 piece, #1 thru 60, TiN coated set is a great set too, all high speed steel, available at any hardware store, as well as replacements. All of their bits are good. The sizes from 61 thru 80 are fragile, inherently due to their tiny size. I order refills for broken ones in six packs. EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:30 AM

ejhammer
...

The sizes from 61 thru 80 are fragile, inherently due to their tiny size. I order refills for broken ones in six packs. EJ

 

Same here.  I have a couple of sizes that I use frequently, especially in rigging WW1 planes and ships.  One is #75, another is #65. I always keep those in stock by bying those refill packs.

 

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Posted by ejhammer on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:48 AM

Got my order yesterday.

The blue slider one is exactly the same as the set I got from Micromark a couple years ago. You can see I added the decimal inch sizes to the number size in my old set. Made it easier for me to "recognize" the sizes in my head, and, to relate to when identifying it later with a digital caliper. Note the drill sizes indicated along the top edge of the holder/dispenser.

 

I've never tried these before. I think they are used for printed circuit boards? The shank configuration must be for setting up in a drilling machine ore something. They are solid carbide, therefore will be very brittle. But I gotta say, these babys are very sharp and drill nice clean holes in wood and plastic. Havn't tried them yet on brass.

 

EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 9:11 AM

ejhammer

 

 

 

I've never tried these before. I think they are used for printed circuit boards? The shank configuration must be for setting up in a drilling machine ore something. They are solid carbide, therefore will be very brittle. But I gotta say, these babys are very sharp and drill nice clean holes in wood and plastic. Havn't tried them yet on brass.

 

 

EJ

 

I tried a set of those several years ago.  They were indeed very brittle.  I broke several of them very quickly.  Went back to the normal type.  I break a few of those from the sliding box, but not nearly as often as those 1/8 inch shank set.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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