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  1. polo1
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    polo1 Electrician's Arms

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    I’ve tended to use Irwin flat bits in the past, but I’m finding they are loosing their cutting edge really quickly.
    Anyone recommend an alternative which lasts more than a couple of holes in softwood?
     
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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  3. polo1
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    I'll second the Bosch @Leesparkykent@Leesparkykent is recommending with the caveat, I've only got one. I've not had to replace any others yet as they don't get used that much, but they'll be getting replaced with the Bosch.

    It seems to cut so much better than the others I have. I can't remember what they are but I've not scrimped and gone cheap on any of my gear.
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I use these bits only . upload_2018-1-27_21-56-47.png
     
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    Cheers SC. I realise the Irwin bits are not that costly, but for something that “appears” to be well made, I’m just finding that that they are blunt in the blink of an eye!
    Happy to spend more for something more durable. I too believe to buy the best quality tools you can afford, but for what is a disposable purchase, are you better buying cheap & often?????
     
  8. Gavin John Hyde
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    As above I got myself some Irwin Stubby Auger bits and can't fault them, find they go through joists very well and also as they are not so long it means you have a bit more room to get bigger drills in the space you are working. paid around £20 for a set of 6 back last year. Not a fan of flat bits anymore, and doubt id go back having used the auger bits.
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    by cheap ,pay twice, they say stated use in them since they first came out .
     
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    These are about as good as you get spade bit wise, can be used in impact driver too. [​IMG]
     
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  12. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    the ones I use take quicker to go through timber then flat bits .
    if you have not tried them ,then you are missing some thing .
    like a hot knife through butter .
     
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    It is the user that dictates how long a bit lasts for.
     
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