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05-10-2004, 11:35 PM
Does anyone know where I can purchase (Trade or wholesale) Torpedo brand pilot point drill bits - made in the USA.
Address and phone number please.
05-11-2004, 03:35 AM
Check out MSC: http://mscdirect.com/
If something is made, they stock it. What you're looking for may be called a parabolic drill.
05-11-2004, 09:09 PM
Thanks a lot for that Chuck. They had more drill bits than I thought possible. I couldn't find the one that I am looking for though. Perhaps they do not make them anymore. The Torpedo brand may have been the brand of the Australian importer.
They actually look like a standard drill bit with a small pilot extension on the tip (only about 1.5mm long).
What is a parabolic drill? They look normal in the diagram.
05-12-2004, 05:44 AM
I may have given you a bum steer, Tim.
Black & Decker refers to pilot point drills as bullet point; a trade name, I imagine.
Do a google search under bullet point drills and youíll find lots of Black & Decker dealers.
I canít imagine why MSC doesnít stock them; they stock virtually everything even remotely associated with cutting tools and shop supplies. For example; do you need a metal alloy that melts in hot water? Originally compounded for bending brass waveguide but much better for cold bending steel tubing than packing with sand.
05-13-2004, 02:06 AM
A freind drilled some holes ,the other night , with bits he claims to have had for years. They were from the tool company, SNAP-ON. Thay were just as you described, Tim. I was very Impressed as he easily drilled 7 3/8" holes ina row through 1/4" steel angle for me.
I am making a custom trailer hitch for my 88 Sub GL wagon. These angles will bolt under my tow hooks.
I can't afford Snap-on , so I use the better Craftsman bits. I must say , it was easy to hit your centerpunch & these bits worked very well. I think the box said something about "bullet"
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