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Good source for drill bits?

I need to drill about 100 1&3/4" holes in glass and my current bit is shot. Anyone know of a solid distributor of diamond bits? I've looked into a couple on the 'net but thought someone might have a tried and true source. Thanks in advance.

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I used THK Diamond Tools in the past for drill bits. Good prices and service.

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I used THK Diamond Tools in the past for drill bits. Good prices and service.
Thanks for the links!



http://www.thk.hk/onlinestore_details.php?id=28
This price is WAAAAAAAAY to cheap to be right!



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They are in Hong Kong, could be a good deal. But you would probably have to wait some time due to shipping..
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Five bucks vs. $102? Something's gotta be fishy.

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I ordered 3x times from them and was always happy. But I did not need to drill 100 holes either. They do have a ebay store as well, check the reputation. And shipping was a little over a week but they sent out the package the next day after I placed my order with them.

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Just ordered, thanks a million for the link! I'll let you know how they turn out.

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Okay, so we drilled a few holes last night. We got 14 tanks drilled, then popped the next two -even going very slow on the last one. The bits definitely wear out faster than the $100+ bits, but are still a much better value. I'll see how the next three bits hold up and report back.

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