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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 10:32 AM UTC
ok, I just bought a couple of drill bits for my pin vice and was a little shocked,maybe not,anyway they where $1.50 a piece.
So I would like to know where can I get drill bits outside of the hobby world? I thought that a #80 drill bit cost $1.50 was a little high.
So if any of you might know where I can get these bits that would be great. I know that Michael's and hobby lobby don't have them so that's why I'm asking you guys.
Thank you
Kornbeef
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 10:48 AM UTC
I searched for 0.3mm drill bits on Ebay and got several good looking cheap sets to try out, waiting for them to arrive. Carbide circuit board bit sets of various sizes and so should deal with plastic easily enough. Once they arrive I'll give them a thorough test run
Vicious
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 11:00 AM UTC
if you want very good quality and service go here...

https://drillbitsunlimited.com/

they have also set discounted for modellers and they are super sharp,before buy from them i buy them on ebay or aliexpress,yes very cheap but the difference was like day and night
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 11:02 AM UTC

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I searched for 0.3mm drill bits on Ebay and got several good looking cheap sets to try out, waiting for them to arrive. Carbide circuit board bit sets of various sizes and so should deal with plastic easily enough. Once they arrive I'll give them a thorough test run



These bits are good but break easily
southpier
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 11:16 AM UTC
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=micro+drill+bits&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
Scarred
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 08:11 PM UTC
Remember that carbide bits are brittle. They're great if you using a drill press or mill and your work is clamped and can't move, but in a pin vise and if there is any type of sideways pressure on the bit and it will break.
Lada_Niva
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 06:08 AM UTC
I got drill bits off Revell.
But if anyone got good alternatives to take a look for, that would be appreciated as well.