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Step Bit, Small 1/8" - 7/8" in 1/16" increments
Step Bit, Small 1/8" - 7/8" in 1/16" increments


 
Our Price: $11.00

Quantity in Stock:137

Product Code: STEPBITSM
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This is the bit you want to use to install any of my weldless kits.

Options:

  • The small bit goes from 1/8" to 7/8" in 1/16" increments. It has a 1/2" stop which is ideal for the smaller weldless weldless sight kits (LP, LK, TP, TK) and a 13/16 or 7/8" stop for putting in a 1/2" NPT weldless bulkhead.
  • The large bit goes from 3/16" to 1-3/8" in 1/8" (mostly) increments. It has a 13/16" stop for weldless bulkheads and my larger weldless sight kit (LTSK, LTSK), a 1-1/8" stop for 1/2" couplings (welded in) and finally a 1-3/8" stop for putting weldless electric heating elements in. Important - this bit should not be used to start holes. Drill a pilot hole first.
  • For the best value and max hole size versatility, you can get both bit sizes at a combined discount. This gives you flexibity from 1/8" all the way to 1-3/8" in 1/16" increments.

Please note, these bits are not the highest quality units you can buy (such as Greenlee, Klein, or Irwin). However, those high end units also sell for over $40 each. The bits I offer are a great value for someone looking to make less than 10 holes or so. If you keep them cool (let the work and bit cool down after every two steps or keep dipping in oil or water for cooling) and run them slowly, you'll get those 10 holes drilled before the bit is toast. If you want a longer lasting bit, go for the $50 bits. IMPORTANT!! If you spin the bit over and over without seeing a ribbon of metal being cut, you're work hardening the metal you're trying to drill and also dulling the bit. See more info on drilling in the instructions area.

It is highly recommended that you start ANY size hole with a smaller pilot bit approximately 1/8". Step bits are not very good at starting a hole in virgin metal.

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February 15, 2018
Reviewer: Dick Parker from Stilwell, KS United States  


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1/16" increments are key! July 9, 2016
Reviewer: Andrew Tucker from Waterford, MI United States  
I had a step bit that only had 1/8" increments (and cost three times as much as this one) and wanted to install a couple of the true weldless bulkhead fittings with the o-ring gaskets. Those require a 13/16" hole, so I ordered this along with. Cuts quickly and held up great.

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Great June 12, 2016
Reviewer: Mike Maskewicz from Willow Spring, NC United States  
This drove it here cut through stainless steel like butter. Very good products for the price

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convenient January 7, 2015
Reviewer: Warren Jewell from Estero, FL United States  
not only can you get the fittings, but you can get the tools needed to install them.

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work horse December 9, 2014
Reviewer: amando cardenas from Escondido, CA United States  
We had no problem getting through my SS kettle with this Bit, And it will drill a few more wholes without a doubt

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