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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for countersink for wood that is sharp enough to work on just plain old #2 pine. I've bought a set of Hitachi 1/4" through 3/4", thats all I could find a the big box stores. They work good when put in a drill press and really lay down hard on the press. But when using a hand drill I just can't get the depth that I need. I've run the drill slow and fast and nothing works. It is for #12 flat head screw. I know if anyone can help it will be you pro's
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I use the LeeValley/Veritas... no complaints...
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I use these and have no complaints with them.
Buy Tapered Bit Set 16 Piece at Woodcraft
I have tried the less expensive sets and was not happy at all.

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To ace this out, the CS should be piloted like the big 82 degree x 1/2" 4 flute countersink here.
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It will track down the hole without chatter. Must be a couple dozen at WL fuller.
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Take a look here - countersinks to do whatever you need them for:

McMaster-Carr

I have a selection from there and use them for metals as well as wood. I also have a couple of seldom used drill point CS's - but they will grab in soft wood and you will end up way too deep - real quick!!

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I also like Lee Valley's. If you are just looking for a countersink with no drill bit these work really well. HCS 82° Single-Flute Countersinks - Lee Valley Tools

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Yes Lee Valley's. We go to the shed to escape the chatter so a 'chatter free' countersink is the way to go.

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Thanks Guys, Thats what I get for getting in a hurry. The big box stores I went to the largest tapered that they had was for a #10 screw. I guess I just need to slow up and order what I need.
Thanks Again,
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My experience has been the cross hole sets do a better job unless you have a drill press in which case the previous suggestions all make sense.

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