Brad Point Drill Bits

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No chip-out, no burn marks!
A must for installing tuning machines, inlay dots and bridge studs with clean professional results.

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Fractional, set of 7

Item # 0023
In stock, ready to ship!

$27.45 $21.96


Metric, set of 7

Item # 0024

$27.45 $21.96

Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


No chip-out, no burn marks!
A must for installing tuning machines, inlay dots and bridge studs with clean professional results.

Certain drilling jobs demand precision that standard twist bits can't provide. Brad point bits help prevent chip-out on wood and finished surfaces.

We offer premium brad point bits with twin grooved flutes. This ingenious feature improves guidance, clears wood from the hole more efficiently, and prevents burn marks.

Durable machined alloy tool steel, and are available in fractional and metric sets of 7.

Fractional set
Metric set

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Brad Point Drill Bits

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Great quality, exceptionally clean holes, but...

By KKY from San Francisco, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I'm using the metric set and they deliver as promised (clean holes), however after drilling some 7mm holes to accommodate 7mm stud bushings, I found the holes to be too small to press in the bushings. I had the same issue with dot inlays, the dots didn't press into the holes properly. After measuring the bits with a digital caliper, I found they were ALL .25-.27mm on the small side, which is just small enough to make things difficult or impossible.
Otherwise, they are exceptional...?

Great bits

By Garon from Los Angeles
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 09, 2014

I had purchased a set of hardware store brad point bits before this set. It's not even fair to compare the two. They leave clean holes and stay true. What more could you ask for? They also come in a nifty little plastic storage sleeve, so that's a plus.

Excellent set

By F+¬lix Girault from France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 25, 2013

As expected, those bits are really precise and did the job without any chip-out.
However, I broke the littlest one in my guitar making a hole from the electronics cavity to the bridge, but I think I was not using it as gently as I should have. So be careful with that one!

a great tool for perfect steady drilling

By mikrow from Huntington Beach, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 22, 2013

the point really helps these stay true ...

Best ever, of all time

By Mark Tiongco from Coppell, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I have been modifying guitars for over 15 years, not until this year have I begun the process of building a guitar. After testing out the current hardware store bits on extra maple and swamp ash laying around and seeing all the chips, fuzzy edges and ugly holes I decided to grab a set of the fractional bits and I couldn't be happier. So far, I've tested them out on my scrap wood and the holes came out clean with minimal fuzzies on the exit hole, but it's not a big deal at all. Best drill bits ever, of all time.

drill bits

By Jordan Anderson from Streator, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 11, 2012

i am very happy with these. they're worth the money.

good quality

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 30, 2012

These drill bits are great! nice clean holes with no rip out at all. I use these all the time and have not had one bad experience.

Works Well

By Kish.R from Chaguanas, Trinidad
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 18, 2012

This set of drills has been invaluable for producing neat holes without chipping and preserving the finish when drilling prefinished bodies for pick guards etc.

My salvation!

By Rodrigo Gomes from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 19, 2011

The drill hole is perfect for Bass tuners are hard to find.

Stew Mac does everything better

By Mikes Guitar Garage from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Why is it that everything i get from Stew Mac works so much better than its hardware-store-variety counterpart? I've used these to drill new Tune-o-Matic bridge posts, piezo cable holes in acoustic bridges, Pot holes on the face of a resonator, strap button pilot holes.. and they just work better than any other drill bits I've owned (which is a LOT). When it comes to tools, even ones available at local hardware stores in Sydney, I just wouldn't use anything but Stew Mac.

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