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    I went to a sign shop liquidation today and picked up a bunch of neat stuff. The best deal was this box of aircraft step drills. They aren't used and they aren't resharps, they are nearly all brand new. I had picked out ten or so at the advertised buck apiece when somebody mentioned that "Dad said to sell the whole box". I know the people well as I used to fix their computers and vinyl cutters so Lil' gave Dad a call and he said to sell it to me for 25 bucks. Deal sez I.

    Now, there is no way in this life that I can use or will need this many aircraft bits as many are the same size. I will have to do an inventory but there are plenty to go around. I am willing to send out some small collections for a trade for whatever you might have of similar value. If you don't want to trade then a money order for the amount of shipping will do. I can't afford to send out too many but the packages will contain a nice collection.

    I can send up to 500 grams (1.1 LB) for $3.50 anywhere in Canada which is around 20 bits plus/minus a couple. To the US is $7.30 for the same amount. There may be duplicates depending on the size distribution in the box.
    If you want some say so and send me a PM with your address. I will entertain the first five requests posted here.



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  • #2
    that sure is a NICE haul, Evan!
    ZL1OG:KH0EX

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    • #3
      Do you suppose these were originally intended for drilling out rivets.

      That's a great offer for anyone with an interest.

      .

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      • #4
        They are used to drill precisely sized holes in aluminum for special fasteners that are a press in fit. The first portion is a pilot and removes the majority of the material and the sholder acts like a reamer to bring the hole to size. They will work in steel too as they are made from HSS.
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        • #5
          Count Me in Evan, I'm sure I can get another box to Canada with out upsetting the delicate balance of Customs . Any more of that copper plate needed, or ?
          Do You still have My address, or should We PM each other?

          Steve

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          • #6
            Some would certainly be appreciated. A PM is on it's way to you.

            Thanks,
            David
            David Kaiser
            “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.”
            ― Robert A. Heinlein

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            • #7
              Thanks.

              .

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              • #8
                OK, you are on the list (Steve). Send me your address again please. Whatever you have will be fine just so it doesn't cost too much to ship. Copper is nice. I am about to use that piece for a heat sink.
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                • #9
                  That is two confirmed. Do you want some Eddy?
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                  • #10
                    Very nice haul. Do these have the quick connect ends? Reason I ask is that I picked up some aircraft drills recently and they have a quick connect end but I'm not sure of the type of connector. I don't see any reason they can't be used without it though. Just curious.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, they have a round connector about an inch long on the shank end. They will fit a regular chuck just fine.
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                      • #12
                        I sent you a pm, if you have any left I would like some as well

                        Steve

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                        • #13
                          drill bits.

                          Hi evan; I got a bunch of these bits about 35 years ago from Princess Auto. I still have a couple left. I have done pilot holes up to 6 inches deep so I think you did well!!! BTW: About three years ago, one of the retiring mechs from the local Logging dev. gave me his 5 gallon pail of "cast-off" drill bits. At the very least I have a minimum of five complete sets 1/16 to 1/2 and have about 20 complete sets of the common pilot holes for standard imperial thread taps up to 9/16. These kind of scores are about one in a life time. Wayne.

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                          • #14
                            One more bunch to give away. The first 4 people have been notified.
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                            • #15
                              Evan, if some one had not got to that last set by PM, I would like it. PM me you mailing info and I will head a money order your way.
                              Thanks James

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