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Offline rajun.services

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TID 18 Drill bits
« on: January 28, 2021, 04:50 PM »
Hello,

Recently purchased the TID 18 / PDC 18 set.
Looking for suggestion on best Drill bit set to go with it.
Hex or round, which one is better?
Is there a chuck that can take round heads and quick replace? Kindly suggest.
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Offline Alex

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2021, 05:12 PM »
Hex or round .... hmmm, no.

Centrotec.

Offline rajun.services

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2021, 05:17 PM »
Ok centrotec, is there a good set? How are the Snappy ones?
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Offline Imemiter

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 10:27 AM »
Ok centrotec, is there a good set? How are the Snappy ones?

They're good enough, I think. The cabinet makers set and six-bit drill set are a good start. You'll still want to get some Festool bits.
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Offline rajun.services

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2021, 10:37 AM »
I would like to get it once and get it right, so if you suggest any specific ones, I will look into.
Also I was look at Festool Centrotec chuck and we can replace the bits.
Can I use a round bit to go along with the Chuck holder?

https://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-493421-twist-drill-bit-set-d3-0-33.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiAgc-ABhA7EiwAjev-j9lqwCTwaFZrdjEmZxAx1Dvxop1nGrylpj2C_gpuMiB-HU9clNCLRRoClSUQAvD_BwE
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Offline Doug S

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2021, 10:43 AM »
The thing is the PDC will take Centrotec in the Fast Fix chuck (or anything in the Jacobs chuck) but the TiD takes 1/4" hex bits

Axminster sell bits that work in both which I find useful for use with my Festool drills and Makita impact

https://www.axminstertools.com/fisch-hex-shank-brad-point-twist-drill-4mm-507223

You can grind some hex bits to fit centrotec



Offline Imemiter

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 11:49 AM »
I would like to get it once and get it right, so if you suggest any specific ones, I will look into.
Also I was look at Festool Centrotec chuck and we can replace the bits.

Then buy once and be done.

https://www.axminstertools.com/us/festool-centrotec-systainer-kit-98-piece-950896?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD
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Offline rajun.services

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 11:52 AM »
I guess the centrotec drill bit won't work on a TID isn't it?
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 12:01 PM »
I would like to get it once and get it right, so if you suggest any specific ones, I will look into.
Also I was look at Festool Centrotec chuck and we can replace the bits.
Can I use a round bit to go along with the Chuck holder?

https://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-493421-twist-drill-bit-set-d3-0-33.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=CjwKCAiAgc-ABhA7EiwAjev-j9lqwCTwaFZrdjEmZxAx1Dvxop1nGrylpj2C_gpuMiB-HU9clNCLRRoClSUQAvD_BwE

I’d suggest you’d not link to festoolproducts or toolnut - the links won’t work for us from Europe [wink] So no help there. Better link to Festool USA at least.

Anyway, the TID can only accept std. hex. Only advise is to go for impact rated bits and bit holders. Festool recently launched impact rated bits to go with the TID.

As mentioned from other members, Centrotec is very good for most other purposes, changes fast and is very stable, but not more than a standard jacobs chuck. When it comes to holding (Centrotec) hex, the Centrotec shines. But, it’s not necessary.
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Offline Alex

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 12:16 PM »
I guess the centrotec drill bit won't work on a TID isn't it?

Nope, it won't. The TiD takes standard impact rated hex bits.

The PDC takes centrotec bits. What makes centrotec so good IMHO is that you can change the bits out very quickly.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: TID 18 Drill bits
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2021, 02:03 PM »
I guess the centrotec drill bit won't work on a TID isn't it?

Nope, it won't. The TiD takes standard impact rated hex bits.

The PDC takes centrotec bits. What makes centrotec so good IMHO is that you can change the bits out very quickly.

And is compact compared to adding a quick change holder to a Jacobs chuck. 

An additional note ................  the 50mmm Centrotec bits are very short when inserted into the chuck. They only protrude about 20mm from the end of the chuck. And those stubby Centrotec drill bits are handy for tight spots too.

Seth