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Old 25-04-2018, 10:48 AM
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Centre/spotting drill bits

Anyone know where to purchase centre/spotting drill bits in Australia short of off eBay? Tired of small drill bits walking on precision spaced jobs.
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Old 25-04-2018, 10:55 AM
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What's wrong with ebay? These guys are in Melbourne, btw... it is a real shop.

Also, you may try this one, as less accurate, but still better-than-nothing alternative.
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Old 25-04-2018, 10:57 AM
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Already use an auto-punch Bojan.

Off to eBay I guess. Amazon has some good prices too as does AliExpress
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Old 25-04-2018, 11:01 AM
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I bought couple of items from Melb Tools Shop.. paid via ebay, picked up at the shop to save postage.
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Old 25-04-2018, 11:04 AM
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Just bought a set. Thanks Bojan
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Old 25-04-2018, 11:11 AM
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Hare and Forbes have real shops and sell this sort of stuff
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oops see you bought whilst i was posting :-)
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Lewis,
Lot's of Industrial Suppliers at Fyshwick

Specialty Fasteners
17 Cessnock St, Fyshwick ACT 2609
<10 mins drive from your place

M&G Industrial,
1/5 Wiluna St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Many others. Google it.
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M&G have an interesting collection of machining tools and associated shiny stuff.
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Old 25-04-2018, 11:53 AM
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Lewis,
Lot's of Industrial Suppliers at Fyshwick

Specialty Fasteners
17 Cessnock St, Fyshwick ACT 2609
<10 mins drive from your place

M&G Industrial,
1/5 Wiluna St, Fyshwick ACT 2609

Many others. Google it.
SF didnít have any last time I was there Joe and nor did Sydney Tools
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Old 25-04-2018, 01:27 PM
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I use McJings or did.He was a regular at woodturning shows but has a web pagebut lost the address. A google search should find him. He sells all sorts of gear and its not too bad.I bought a keyless chuck about ten years ago and .its still my goto drillchuck in my lathes.
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Old 25-04-2018, 01:48 PM
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Centre popping the spot, and a small locator drill hole should surfice.
Excess pressure will cause the drill bit to wander and inefficient clamping will cause the same.
Slow and steady is the key for larger drill bits.
Blackwoods in SAust. should be able to help you out with the drill bits your asking for.

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If the drill wanders I glue a washer to make sure it wont go off the center...that is not appropriate in all situations but the approach has helped me out on occassion.
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Hare and Forbes - I think they've got shops in every major city.
https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/

One trick I use in the drill press when cross-drilling round bar is to pinch a stanley blade or similar flat thing between the job and the bit so it sits exactly flat. Then When I bring the press down it won't wander off.
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Arrived today. Really decent quality. Now to try them on something
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Any shop that sells industrial hardware Eg Melbourne bolt, Kebles, BJ bearing Thos Warburton etc etc
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