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if so this has to be a bargain. A single 18mm reduced shank drill here at Bunnings is listed at $47.00!

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https://www.banggood.com/Drillpro-8p...r_warehouse=CN
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@harrysin ,
Have you had acceptable service from no-name-brand Far East drill bits? I have had some that would not drill water, let alone steel. Where are the $47 ones from? They are even more expensive than here, an that is saying something.
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The $47.00 one is from Bunnings, our BIG BOX stores. All of my many twist drills are well known brands but the video, drilling a 1" hole in stainless steel indicated that they were as claimed.
A few years ago my brother-in-law bought a cheap set of masonry drills and the first hole he attempted in brick unscrewed the twist!!!!!
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In truth, most of the imported brand name bits here are also made wherever, even the Bosch, and especially Stanley, B&D, etc. I prefer
South African - made. More expensive, but reliable, and I can always browbeat the manufacturer, if not satisfied. But not all sizes are affordable - limited market size = high prices, and may only need that size once.

The curse of globalisation. We used to make virtually everything here, even A-bombs, now everything is imported, from some pretty obscure places.
Mail-order brides are not big here yet, but I suppose that is only a matter of time.
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The $47.00 one is from Bunnings, our BIG BOX stores. All of my many twist drills are well known brands but the video, drilling a 1" hole in stainless steel indicated that they were as claimed.
A few years ago my brother-in-law bought a cheap set of masonry drills and the first hole he attempted in brick unscrewed the twist!!!!!
I saw that once upon a time, Harry. The guy that I worked for was drilling something with a 'new' bit. I looked at the situation because he was having trouble. It took me a moment to figure out what looked funny about the bit. It was not only untwisted but twisted the opposite way!
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I saw that once upon a time, Harry. The guy that I worked for was drilling something with a 'new' bit. I looked at the situation because he was having trouble. It took me a moment to figure out what looked funny about the bit. It was not only untwisted but twisted the opposite way!
That is called a down spiral bit, instead of an up spiral.
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We laughed, Herb. The top of the flutes curved and changed direction. We once got back to the shop from downtown Toronto (over 20 miles) and Fred couldn't find his baby sledge hammer in the toolbox of the pick-up. He was quite upset because hammers were his favourite tool. I found it sitting on the rear bumper... right where he left it!

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