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Offline EV

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New Axminster Range of bits
« on: April 06, 2015, 04:09 AM »
I have recently needed in to Axmnster Store in High Wycombe, while liking at a thing or two, I have spotted with my eagle eye that some of their screwdriver bits and bit sets are now compatible with Festool Centrotec chucks as well as traditional ¼" quick change chucks. But that isn't all. Their UJK Technology pocket hole drill bit is also compatible, being made by Austrian company called "Fisch". This company has its own range that Axminster keep stock of and allot of it has now been produced to be compatible with Centrotec System. Amongst other things are Axminster "Axcalible" range forstner bits. This is of cause new to Axminster and prices are still relativly high. For example Pocket hole drill bit cost a whopping £26 but their 150mm TX20 driver bits are only £5.79 for a pack of 3

I hope this helps for those who look for something that Festool don't make. I would like to see flat bits with centrotec compatible shanks.

Regards

EV.
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Offline EV

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Re: New Axminster Range of bits
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 04:25 AM »
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Offline elfick

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Re: New Axminster Range of bits
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2015, 08:35 AM »
Nice! The pocket-hole drill, pilot/countersink (snappy offers them in NA), and auger bits are cool, but I'm disappointed that there were no 7mm bits or bits smaller than 3mm. Are those sizes not used in UK/EU? It seems like they are offering a lot that you can already get from Festool but didn't address the a real blind spot, bits smaller than 3mm.

Offline EV

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Re: New Axminster Range of bits
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2015, 12:21 PM »
These are the ones I have purchased.
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Offline Claimdude

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Re: New Axminster Range of bits
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 06:25 PM »
Anyone in North America sell the Axminster centrotec bits?

Thanks
 Jack

Offline RobBob

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Re: New Axminster Range of bits
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 07:01 PM »
I wonder if it would be practical to do a group buy for things like this?  It could be limited to Axminster.  They do ship to the USA.

I can think of a few items so far:
1. Axminster/Centrotec compatible drill bits and drivers.
2. Axminster Drill Guide
3. UJK Technology Metric Threaded Guidebush Set for OF 1400
« Last Edit: April 06, 2015, 07:49 PM by RLJ-Atl »

Offline dutchie

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Re: New Axminster Range of bits
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 04:39 AM »
They also do a Centrotec installer set which looks pretty good to me > http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-tradesman-kit-bag