Need a boring drill bit

Forum: Woodturning

I need a boring bit. I want one that is so boring I forget how easy it is to use it. I’m tired of the excitement caused by my cheap drill bits that start wandering all over creation. Those are loser bits. I want a winning bit. I want it to win so much I’m going to get bored of winning.

OK seriously, I do not know where to find a brad point boring bit that is at least 6" long and fluted the whole length. One for boring wood in very boring straight lines. Must be 1/8" or 5/32" max. And I just want this single bit, not a set of many sizes. I plan to buy 2.

Anyone know where to look?


12 0
Share Tweet

12 Replies

Brian ...

Alternatively, if someone has a set of these with no use for 1/8" size and is willing to sell that one bit to me, I would be very interested. Thanks in advance for considering it.

Brian ...

Thanks. I actually looked at those. I scoured Amazon. I would prefer a single bit versus a set, because I want a couple 1/8" and I don’t want to buy multiple sets. I know it will break sooner or later. I’ll probably pick up this set if I can’t find what I’m actually looking for.

David E. ...

It might be cheaper to buy a few sets of the ones above, but you could check out these at MCS:

Brian ...

A dear friend is sending me one. So it looks like I’m covered for now.

Whitacrebespoke ...

I’ve got some long series bits designed for use on wood lathes they are HSS one but are the sort of things you want. I got mine from Axminster.

Whitacrebespoke ...

Don’t know what the equivalent is in the states

Brian ...

That’s exactly what I’m looking for. Can you share a link? Maybe I can find a US distributer.

RobsCastle ...

You could look here Brian,

and possibly “read and weep” as I bought them in Australia.
No doubt ebay would be worth a check out.

However if they are what you are needing:-
Hardware for Creative finishes
Dungog NSW Australia.

Whitacrebespoke ...

For the bigger sizes try wood owl.

I prefer the HSS type bits for lathe work or deep drilling in small sizes as the shape of the bit supports it better it seems.

Brian ...