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  • #16
    I have the genuine Vix bits, but needed a portable set for a work toolbox. I bought the Rockler kit, and was pleased to see that the bits had the hex quick change feature:
    https://www.rockler.com/rockler-inst...centering-bits

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    • #17
      Originally posted by d_meister View Post
      I have the genuine Vix bits, but needed a portable set for a work toolbox. I bought the Rockler kit, and was pleased to see that the bits had the hex quick change feature:
      https://www.rockler.com/rockler-inst...centering-bits
      Actually the VIX are available with the hex drive, too, as an option.
      Well, I thought it was, but I can't find it. I guess its not.

      OK here, you can get a set
      https://www.amazon.com/3pc-Shank-VIC...2194401&sr=8-2
      but I don't see the individual bits for sale with hex shank on Amazon
      Although I do see S.E. Vick Tool Company Vix 5H and 7H with Hex shanks sold individually.
      Last edited by LCHIEN; 09-20-2021, 11:30 PM.
      Loring in Katy, TX USA
      If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
      BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      • #18
        Just happened to be in the brand-spanking new Harbor Freight in San Diego (nice), and saw their version. They, too have hex drive:
        https://www.harborfreight.com/hinge-...-pc-61550.html
        $8.99 for the set of 3.

        Incidentally, I change the bits to brad point or split point to reduce walking along the hard grain. I would guess that giving the bit a tap with a hammer might also help keeping the bit in center when starting.
        Last edited by d_meister; 09-22-2021, 12:56 PM.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by d_meister View Post
          Just happened to be in the brand-spanking new Harbor Freight in San Diego (nice)
          Holy cow! When I lived in SD 15 years ago, it was a real chore getting to HF in El Cajon (or was it La Mesa?) or Chula Vista from Clairemont Mesa. Now I'm seeing a whole bunch on their store finder in the area now.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by d_meister View Post
            Just happened to be in the brand-spanking new Harbor Freight in San Diego (nice), and saw their version. They, too have hex drive:
            https://www.harborfreight.com/hinge-...-pc-61550.html
            $8.99 for the set of 3.

            Incidentally, I change the bits to brad point or split point to reduce walking along the hard grain. I would guess that giving the bit a tap with a hammer might also help keeping the bit in center when starting.

            In this review
            https://www.sawdustzone.org/articles...ing-drill-bits

            I noted I had some bad luck with some Imported ones from Amazon; I subsequently found the US made VIX by SE Vick Corp were a lot higher quality.

            I do have an older set of large self centering bits from HF but with little or no use.
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
            If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
            BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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            • #21
              I noticed that woodworkers supply has a bunch of different bits such as this on sale now,

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