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    Tools- Left hand drill bits

    What do you think about these? I think they work great
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    Yeah, they go great with a left handed monkey wrench......
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    They are for taking out broken bolts, that broke off because you tried to use your left handed monkey wrench on them.
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    I have the same set.

    They work great.
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    Do you need a left handed drill for those??
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    I have had left handed bits since around 1986 ,and often the broken bolt will spin out when using them so they really are a slick tool .One thing though ,is you can't lend them to anybody because every time without fail the dingbat will be too stupid to reverse the drill and will just ruin the bit .My first set back then was about $350.00 ,so it would make me mental when that would happen ,but now they can be had much cheaper so it's not the worst thing in the world anymore .
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    I use them all the time, work excellent for broken bolts. Like bruce was saying, you'll smoke them quick if you forget to run the drill in reverse.
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    I want a set. I could never understand why left hand and also metric drill bits are so hard to find in a modern world.
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    The do not work well in an electric drill the a hand locking chuck.
    When you run the drill motor in reverse, the chuck will open and release the drill.
    You need an old fashioned chuck with a key.
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    I haven’t had that trouble with the keyless chucks in my Milwaukee stuff, but it happens in my lathe.


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