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Just got a bosch colt, what are some most used bits that I should have on hand so I can be prepared for most projects? I am one of those guys who rather have and not need than need and not have, thanks for all of your help..
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We could collectively recommend many bits, some of which you may never use.

I suggest you wait until you have a planned project, then buy the needed bit.
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Just got a bosch colt, what are some most used bits that I should have on hand so I can be prepared for most projects? I am one of those guys who rather have and not need than need and not have, thanks for all of your help..
OK, I'll bite. You can't go wrong with a couple of round-over bits. I use 1/4 and 3/8 radius a lot. You'll eventually need a flush trim bit. And a straight bit about 3/8 diameter. Don't waste time on anything that isn't carbide tipped. Everything above except the straight bits should have ball bearing guides, not a smooth place at the end of the shaft to serve as a guide.
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Thanks I already have the 1/8 bit and will pick up the other 2
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The Colt is a good size for making signs. If that interests you the 60 and /or 90* vee point bits and a flat tipped sign making bit.

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That's good to know about the signs thanks
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