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Killion



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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:17 pm    Post subject: Step drill bits Reply with quote


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Howdy, I'm ordering some tools for my build and I was wondering what people thought of this step drill bit instead of the GreenLee...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009XJ31A?ie=UTF8&tag=theelectricbrewery-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0009XJ31A

It's a bit less expensive and I like that it has labels for the different diameters.
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goatbrewer



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: Walla Walla


PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found my Greenlee step bit new on ebay for $30. Worked great!
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kal
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Joined: 12 Dec 2010
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Location: Ottawa, Canada

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would stick with GreenLee. While I've never used the one you linked to, I've been through many over the years. They just don't work as well or stay as sharp. Worse yet, a crappy bit will not only hurt itself but the kettle or box you're cutting into with overheating/warping/etc.

I got my GreenLee 36414 1-3/8" step drill bit off ebay too for cheap. Here's a link to search for it (that also helps support our site): http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5574906687&toolid=10001&campid=5336652980&customid=&icep_uq=GreenLee+36414&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg

Kal

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Sparky



Joined: 17 Dec 2010
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Location: Muir Beach, California


PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've used both Irwin and Greenlee for our jobs and Greenlee is much better (longer lasting) than Irwin. But, since you are only doing a couple holes, you should be okay. The boys on our crews are using them day in, day out!
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Killion



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PostLink    Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great info, I had a Amazon gift card I wanted to use so I think the Irwin would be all I need. Thanks!
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Castermmt



Joined: 03 Jan 2011
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Killion, use the gift card to by beer making books (just an Idea) and save some money and by it off e bay. I just got the Greenlee for $21.50 delivered. Castermmt
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