Each screw was perfectly centered! The Bosch Clic-Change Self-Centering Bit Set features true 1-handed load and release. Less frustration and less time is a good thing in my book. They load up with wood s. There are better ways to go for shelf pins. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that even though I made my order on December 20th during the Christmas rush, the Vix Bits were on my porch when I got home on December 23rd.
We won't forget you or your order, and will ship the missing item within 24 hours after we get it in our warehouse the expected date on your order is based on the information available at order time. Three sizes cover a variety of hinge sizes for any project. At the usual price I might have decided to wait another pay check or two before I sprang into action but at the special price I could have a whole set of Vix Bits for about what I paid locally for the two knock-offs. But, with over 300 suppliers in a dozen countries, it is inevitable that a hiccup will happen now and then. I was blown away by the difference in quality. Also, some of the bits were engraved with the screw size, some were not.
A must for positioning door hinges. I'm very pleased with my Garrett Wade experience. Undisclosed 2011-09-14 I pull back the barrel manually and clean the grooves of the twist bit with compressed air or a small tip tool after each couple dozen holes or so or as needed. These highly accurate, self-centering hinge drilling Vix bits are used for precise drilling of holes for cabinet and door hinges, door butts and all large and small hardware. Use of this site is subject to certain. I replaced them with Freud and have been very happy. They load up with wood shavings, though, and require cleaning out from time to time.
They don't hang out all the time - just every once in a while. I bought one thinking it may be even worse that the Rockler. Bits are sharp and cut well. Be sure to use at least one long screw in each hinge that reaches the framing. I purchased a Rockler shelf pin jig and the bit that came with it was awful at tear-out on face veneers. So I'd have to say that price has nothing to do with performance. Vix Bits make a tough job almost foolproof.
If you are using these type of hinges, you should have a set of these ViX Self Centering Drill Guides. The screw itself then tends to be drawn off center, spoiling the perfection you are striving for. There is almost nothing more frustrating when installing fitted hardware such as hinges than having your pilot hole accidentally run off center. Maximum drilling depth and appropriate screw sizes listed. And that left me apprehensive about buying any more brad point bits.
Local store prices may vary from those displayed. What this thing does is to permit you to drill holes and place screws exactly in the middle of the holes in hinges and other plate type fixtures for building cabinets, furniture or gates. I think there's too much going on with one of these to get away with making it out of cast metal. The installation of my door hinges during my last project went without a hitch and to top it off, the installation of the hinges went much faster than ever before. Drill Bit Information: A dependable general purpose drill designed to perform in a broad range of materials in the iron and steel families.
These bits simplify the task of pre-drilling holes for hinges or other screw-mounted hardware by ensuring that the hole is accurately centered every time. I had to run the bit backwards a little before drilling, to score and prevent the tear-out. These bits work well to keep you centered while installing door hinges. These are far and above better than the one I broke. Drill Bit Information: A dependable general purpose drill designed to perform in a broad range of materials in the iron and steel families. It was poorly made and pretty much useless.
Available in three sizes, sold individually or in a set of all three. Limited quantities Please Note: Stock availability information is current but may change as you shop. I now hate having to buy bits because of this. I followed the link and to my surprise Garrett Wade was having a special on the very thing that I wanted. I only have one set of self-centering bits.
I've tried everything I can think of to fix it and it hasn't helped. I just tapped them on the bench or blew through them to keep them clear. Do these bits come in a full set or do you have to purchase them separately? Rated 4 out of 5 by algdun from These bits work well to keep you centered while installing door hinges. I messed around with mine, trying to get it to work until I broke it. . I used it on cabinets and have never had a better outcome. If the site where you're ordering has ratings left by purchasers, I'd go by those.
It never worked right after that. I'll build a case for them later, right now they live in a small pouch. Note: Items on a credit card order are only charged at the time of actual shipment. Using the drill guide insures the pilot hole will be located in the center of the hardware hole. Bob Cropwell, Al 2017-03-31 true The bit broke my heart.