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    Lee Valley Drilling Kit

    Putting together my Christmas Wish List. Any feedback on this?

    http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page....104,53212&ap=4

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    Looks like a sweet one to me Rob. I can think of dozens of applications for that setup.

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    Although in general I'm opposed to "kits" because they often include seldom needed items in an attempt to make the deal appear better then they really are, this one appears to be a pretty good one. I guess it really depends on the quality of materials. Worst case scenario you end up having to return it to one of the best online retailers in terms of customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Bodenschatz View Post
    Putting together my Christmas Wish List. Any feedback on this?

    http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page....104,53212&ap=4
    WAY Overpriced...

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    I have had the kit for about four years and use it a lot. Everything is of good quality. I find that I use all sizes, but others who are more restricted in their drilling should probably opt only for some parts of the kit and the parts can be bought seperately.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    WAY Overpriced...
    Agree!!

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    Rob,

    I agree that the kit seems a bit on the expensive side...but I've grown accustomed to that from LV.

    I got the most recent catalog from Garret Wade last night. You might want to have a look at THIS KIT they have on sale. Seems to be a bit more for the money...although it doesn't have the plug cutters or tapered bits. They have a few other kits on sale as well. Perhaps one of these might fit better under your tree...

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    rob, i buy my bits bulk and plug cutters as needed, sets to me just aren`t worth the money.
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    I have to say it seems high prices to me too. I would use a lot of whats in there though.

    Like Tod, I am not much on kits. But I received a DeWalt kit with an assortment of drill bits, drivers, adapters etc. and I find that I use it all the time with my cordless drill. Really surprised me but I really like that kit. I think because everything is in once place and easy to find.

    And the one Marty posted looks really good too. I like drill bits organized like that. Most of mine are loose in a drawer and of course you can never find what you need.
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    Yeah, I knew it was expensive but I figured I wouldn't be paying for it so, what the heck. Truth is though, my wife would probably get it for me so I'd end up paying for it anyway.

    I think I'm gonna take it off my list because I honestly don't think I'll use enough of the set to make it worth it.

    Marty, I saw that Garrett Wade set a few days ago but I just don't need all those bits right now. It does look very nice, though. I wish I had seen that before I bought my piece-of-crap Hitachi set last year.

    Thanks for your feedback everyone.

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