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It's time to kiss your old brad point bits goodbye. Colt's new Five Star HSS brad point bits drill virtually flawless holes, whether they're mounted in a drill press or a hand-held drill. They bore into wood effortlessly, without tearout, wandering or grabbing, even at steep angles (up to 25 degrees). They drill much faster than conventional brad point bits, they don't cause burning and they don't clog with chips. They even minimize exit hole blowout. When's the last time you freehand-drilled a clean, accurate hole through 2-in.-thick white oak at a 25-degree angle without having the bit wander, or having to stop halfway through to retract the bit because it jammed with chips? A Five Star bit drills that hole in less time—and more easily—than it takes to read the description. Five Star bits are manufactured in Germany. According to Colt, they're the sharpest and longest-lasting wood drills available and can drill perfect holes in all types of wood, as well as hard man-made materials such as particleboard and plastic.

Woodcraft, (800) 225-1153, Colt Five Star HSS Brad Point Bits, 3/16” to 1/2” sizes, #146667- #146687, $5 to $23 each; 5-bit set, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8” and 1/2” sizes, #146971, $50.



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