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I was at a japanese dollar store ($1.50) called DAISO JAPAN. I ran into some drill bits there.. anyone wonder about the quality? are they any good?
 

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i have burnt up Hilti jobbers, bosch titanium, etc. I was talking to a locksmith friend of mine and he swears by the Japanese. He said they are dirt cheap, but as long as they are sharp they will get the job done.
 

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Not sure about the twist drill bits but I was wandering around in HK last year with some time on my hands and found the part of town with all the local tool shops. I bought a bunch of SDS bits for 2-4$ ea. 6mm -16mm they are metric but for my purposes drilling in concrete does not need to be that precise. I dont know why they are so much cheeper in HK as all of them were made in Europe (Denmark, Germany, France) I burned a bit out the other day and thought it was one of these but it was a hilti I had had for a while.
I would say get a 20 bits in various sizes and if they are crap then you only out $30 and you can give them to some one who would not put too much stress on them.
Cheers Jim
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I'll give this a try. They're only $1.50 each... regular bits and sds type. I'll snap some before and after action photos for you all.
 

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For that money how can you go wrong, I have a full set of Hilti cobalts and I don't think are much better then my noname commercial black oxide brand aircraft bits. Twist drill are like sawzall blades, they are crap after 3 uses...if anyone knows a good sharpening system let me know.
 
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