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I am in search of top notch countersInk/counterbore drill bits, taper countersink/counterbore drill bits, etc. Once I have seem to be inferior to ones I see on shows.

I have a set of the big box store as well as 2 Rockler sets.

I see fuller sets have nice reviews?

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I have the Fuller set -- like it...

 

As for 'top notch' or 'Best' -- The Fuller set is good, but you can get higher-end kit from a gunsmith supplier, but I've never felt the need.

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I bought the cheap set that they sell at Woodcraft twice, because the bits in the first set snapped off in hardwoods like ash and oak.  When I purchase a set again, I am going to buy Fuller.

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==>What size should I get?

Get the kit, it's expensive but far cheaper than getting them one-at-a-time...

 

Think my kit is #4 through #12 taper bit+ intergral countersink + movable stops + matching tapered plug cutter

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I just buy the actual bits in the size and shape I want from carbide processors. They outlast the fullers easily 3 to 1. The carbide ones are the greatest especially the carbide pocket hole bits.

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Have a look at my review of the Dewalt one

It's parallel drill bits on this one. I don't tend to use my tapered ones since I got this kit.

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Traditional woodscrews are tapered so a tapered pilot hole means full thread engagement thru the length of the hole. Parallel doesn't grip at the tip of the screw. Slice through a hole along it's axis and you will see what I mean.

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Traditional woodscrews are tapered so a tapered pilot hole means full thread engagement thru the length of the hole. Parallel doesn't grip at the tip of the screw.

Makes perfect sense.

Particle board. What manufacturers do you go to? Spill the beans wise one! :)

Typing on cell phone. I appologize for any typing errors.

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Particle board. What manufacturers do you go to? Spill the beans wise one! :)

 

 

I buy from carbide processors in Tacoma WA. They sell a few different brands in every size and shape that you could ever need. I like the Whiteside for pocket holes. Most of their bits are industrial meaning they are made for high speed manufacturing. Check out their web site.  http://www.carbideprocessors.com

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