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I'm currently looking for masonry impact and wood drill bits, in separate cases, both in numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Any recommendations please?
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if its masonry bits for general use like for rawl plugs your better off with a 5.5mm for red plugs, 7mm for brown and i think..... its 10mm for grey plugs.

thats the most common sizes i ever use in my life as a joiner. occasionally i need longer bits but its usually an 8mm if i have to core a hole for a kitchen waste pipe. the 8mm as its the same size as the arbor on my core bit set

edit: screwfix erbaur sds drill bits seem to be fairly decent for the money i find.

for standard drilling pilot holes in timber i have this set
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Irwin-10503991 ... 145&sr=8-3

for larger holes i have this set
https://www.amazon.co.uk/DeWalt-DT7943B ... 139&sr=8-5

for larger again i have these hole saws
https://www.screwfix.com/p/multi-materi ... eces/1511v

and ive got even more going up to 150mm ish for whenever ive needed them
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Thanks Fin, good ideas there, but really looking for the ones mentioned.
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for the wood drill bits the irwin set would be good that i linked in the sizes you state

masonary bits the smallest that is of any real use is a 5mm or certainly for a pro it would be. i aswell as most automatically bin most of the very small fixings that come with stuff with those tiny little yellow (usually) plugs

by masonary impact i assume you mean hammer drill bits. do you want sds or standard? sds if you have an sds machine is wayyyy better
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_Chris_ wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:48 pm
I'm currently looking for masonry impact and wood drill bits, in separate cases, both in numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Any recommendations please?
When you say numbers, do you mean the size in millimetres?

(In old fart mode), I can remember when masonry drill sizes were in numbers - a 10 was about 5mm and a 12 was about 1/4". :mrgreen:
One day it will all be firewood.
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