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    I am new to this forum, it is great. I am a newer contractor that went out on my own last year. I am now "scabbin for a livin" full time. I need to get some new self feed bits and wonder if anyone has a preferance. I wore out my old Milwaulkee bits to where they can't be sharpened anymore. I have tried the Dewalt and it is fast and sharp but not for long. I heard the new Milwaulkee's are China made and not any good anymore. Any good ones left, or just go cheap?

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    Re: Self Feed Bits

    I like lenox one tooth bits. Goes through studs very quickly.
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    • #3
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      milwalkies are good there not gonna last long though ecspecially if your pulling nails with them
      Mike
      Clark County Plumbing And Drain
      www.plumbinginclarkcounty.com

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      • #4
        Re: Self Feed Bits

        lennox by far the best i have ever used. th eprice is steep up front but will last allot longer than millwaulkee , which used to be my top pick
        how is it that so many answers are in the instructions

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        • #5
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          I like the lenox bits. I will use the self feeding bits up to 2 9/16" and the One Tooth Hole saws for the larger holes 2 3/4" on up.
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          Last edited by TOPDAWG; 02-24-2011, 05:53 PM.
          Mike

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          • #6
            Re: Self Feed Bits

            I wondered how those one tooth bits worked. I will have to try one out. I'll give the Lennox a try, I am not a fan of their hole saws, they wear out 2x quicker than Milwaulkee drilling metal.

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            • #7
              Re: Self Feed Bits

              Originally posted by Birddoggiest View Post
              I wondered how those one tooth bits worked. I will have to try one out. I'll give the Lennox a try, I am not a fan of their hole saws, they wear out 2x quicker than Milwaulkee drilling metal.
              That's because you're using the wrong kind. I love lenox's carbide sheetmetal bits. I use these for SS and they work great for metal studs.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #8
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                I've got probably 4 5 gallon buckets of self feed bits sitting in the shop rusting away since I discovered the Lennox 1 tooth hole saws. I swear they cut my rough in time by 1/2
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                • #9
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                  No kidding? You use them even for 2 9/16"? And does the plug get stuck in it and you have to fight to get it out??

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                  • #10
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                    The plug never gets stuck in a Lenox One Tooth. Falls right out.

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                    • #11
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                      http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Produ...feed_Bits.html
                      (Not your average self-feed bits)

                      http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Produ...ILITY_BIT.html
                      (Some good auger bits and especially for electricians)

                      (One tooth hole saws) http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Produ...LE_CUTTER.html

                      I think you'll be happy when you give them a test try.

                      And for serious cutting with a reciprocating saw (Sawzall) please give these a try.
                      http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Product/LENOX_Gold.html

                      Sawing by hand with a hacksaw? Please try some of these out soon.
                      http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Produ...AW_BLADES.html


                      Note: I do not work for or sell LENOX. I just use them and have found most of their products to really work when the going gets tuff.


                      Special note to GearJunkie: Thanks so much for posting about these great tubing cutters. What a nice difference.
                      http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Produ...G_CUTTERS.html
                      Last edited by Woussko; 03-23-2008, 04:57 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Self Feed Bits

                        Originally posted by Woussko View Post
                        Special note to GearJunkie: Thanks so much for posting about these great tubing cutters. What a nice difference.
                        http://www.lenoxtools.com/enUS/Produ...G_CUTTERS.html
                        Been telling people that lenox tools are coming up. Are you coming to the roundup?
                        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                        • #13
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                          I bet mr. gc would rather clean up plugs than sweep for hours to get up shavings left behind by self-feeders. And i bet they are alot less likely to sling that pine tree into your eyeball when drilling overhead.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by MPMGinAL View Post
                            I bet mr. gc would rather clean up plugs than sweep for hours to get up shavings left behind by self-feeders. And i bet they are alot less likely to sling that pine tree into your eyeball when drilling overhead.
                            Same here, drastically reduces cleanup time.
                            I'd just like to know how well these one tooth saws handle nails, past experience wasn't good.

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                            • #15
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                              The new lennox saws will hog right through them.
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