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Old 01-23-2019, 04:18 PM   #21
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Ive used some from horrible freight before.
Surprisingly they worked really well!

7 bux for the big one, 13 for the set of 2

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Old 01-23-2019, 05:15 PM   #22
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Overrated.

I've never used a step bit. Probably cause I can never read the size of hole I'd be drilling with it spinning and all.

Just used the proper size carbide thingy...


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Those carbide bits are the sh×t!

I really like those and agree they're best for making a hole aside from a punch.

Christmas trees are for enlarging a hole

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Ive used some from horrible freight before.
Surprisingly they worked really well!

7 bux for the big one, 13 for the set of 2

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I got two sets when I was in NJ thinking they wouldn't last the job and they aren't dead yet 4 months later.
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I have some of the Mastercrap step bits. They are alright. If I was using them every day I'd probably get something a bit better, but they've never really let me down. As MTLelec said though, only buy them on sale. If they aren't on sale, wait 50 seconds and check again!

The 5 piece set is on for $35 at CT right now:

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...0777p.html#srp
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7 bux for the big one, 13 for the set of 2

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I've bought all three, 3 times in 10 years. For the price, I've not found a better option. I think the Harbor Freight versions are great!
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The 5 piece cobalt set is coming up on sale. Reg. $130 for $50
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...-0540775p.html
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I've bought all three, 3 times in 10 years. For the price, I've not found a better option. I think the Harbor Freight versions are great!
Theres a couple gems in there, but most is junk. Lol

I also like thier impact sockets and the breaker bar. I did need to make the breaker bar better as I broke the hinge pin. Grade 8 bolt and a nut solved that!

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I found them to be brittle crap, the type of "tool" that makes me angry. Broke em all. I've had the same quality Irwin step bit for many years now, never a problem. If you want, I'd be happy to come take your money and then insult you.....and you'd still be ahead compared to buying that crap. Cheap steel makes cheap bits. JMO.
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Any time I see that gold colored coating I think costume jewelry. Lipstick on a pig.
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I dont like those 1/4 inch shanks
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Overrated.

I've never used a step bit. Probably cause I can never read the size of hole I'd be drilling with it spinning and all.
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The ones with extra larg steps at trade sizes are great for that. The bit kind of drops intot he hole when you get to a trade size.
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