HF Silver & Demming Drill Bits

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  • HF Silver & Deming Drill Bits

    In a recent shop project to make a lathe chuck / center organizer, I needed to drill some holes to accommodate the MT2 shanks of my live centers and drill chucks. For my purposes (a nice snug fit at a certain height), I needed 11/16 holes. None of my forstner bits (also HF) were this size. For some threaded spur center inserts, I needed 9/16 holes. No love there among the forstners either.

    So I found this set of the Silver and Deming bits at HF: http://www.harborfreight.com/silver-...-pc-61802.html

    I bought this with a 20% coupon, which with tax ended up ~$25. The set is nicely packaged in a wooden storage box, and came individually wrapped in plastic and coated in some cosmoline-like protectant. I've only used the 9/16 and 11/16 bits, but they both ran true when chucked up in my DP, and were sharp enough to cut nice, clean holes in my project. I can't attest to longevity, but for the price, it beat having to buy individual bits at the BORG. If this set isn't on our HF gems list yet, I nominate it for consideration.

    • LCHIEN
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      LCHIEN commented
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      Probably too late for you but I recently bought the MLCS forstner set with 6 values - all the odd 1/16ths from 5/16 to 15/16" e.g. 5 7 9 11 13 and 15.



      $18.95 with free USPS shipping and the usual good www.MLCSwoodworking.com service and a nice wood box.

    • tfischer
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      tfischer commented
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      Originally posted by LCHIEN
      Probably too late for you but I recently bought the MLCS forstner set with 6 values - all the odd 1/16ths from 5/16 to 15/16" e.g. 5 7 9 11 13 and 15.



      $18.95 with free USPS shipping and the usual good www.MLCSwoodworking.com service and a nice wood box.
      I bought this filler set from Grizzly a few years back. It's been very handy to have those odd sizes. Funny thing is the quality of the bits are nicer than my 'standard' sized set

      <h1>H5862 15 Pc. Carbide Forstner Bit Filler Set</h1> <h2>A set of tough, carbide-coated forstner bits at a great value.</h2> <p>The H5862 Carbide-tipped Forstner Bits feature hex shanks that fit 3/8" drill chucks and will not slip.</p> <p>Carbide-coated bits will last many times longer than conventional steel bits.</p> <p>The self-guiding center spur keeps the bit from &#8220;walking&#8221;.</p> <p>Set comes in a fitted wooden case to keep everything together and organized.</p> <p>Here is a positive review of this bit set:</p><ul> <li>&#8220;When wood working you must be precise and these bits gave me that precision.&#8221; ryowns</li></ul> <p>The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based.</p> <h3>Set includes:</h3> 5/16", 7/16", 9/16", 11/16", 13/16", 15/16", 1-1/16", 1-3/16", 1-5/16", 1-7/16", 1-9/16", 1-11/16", 1-13/16", 1-15/16", and 2-1/16".

    • LCHIEN
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      LCHIEN commented
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      I notice the HF link is no longer a good part number. Silver and Deming generically describes reduced shank bits, originally a product of a firm called Silver and Deming after two machinists who ran it. But now the term pretty much belongs to any reduced shank set of twist drills. You can easily find them at Amazon or eBay by searching for Silver and Deming or just reduced shank bit set
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