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Old 10-19-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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I just purchased two General brand hinge bits. I tried to use them but the drill inside the bits does not spin when I try to drill a hole and press the bit into the hinge, it simply stops spinning with the drill. I took it apart and the drill bits on both of the ones I purchased are not attached to anything to keep them spinning with the drill. On the outside of each hinge bit, there is a hole that looks like it should take a set screw to hold the drill bit, but neither of the hinge bits I purchased has an actual set screw. Are they supposed to come with a set screw? Am I missing something? How do you get the drill bit locked in and spinning with the drill?

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most likely someone lost the ones they had at home......*swipe*
yes, there should be (probably) allen wrench set screws to hold bit to drill. if you have the reciept, return them and check new before accepting.

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Old 10-19-2008, 03:57 PM   #3
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Vix bits are supposed to have set screws in them. They're never going to work without them! The set screws allow you to set the depth the pilot hole is drilled to, and of course secure the bit so it will turn.

I've found that cheap vix bits are more of an annoyance than an asset. A good quality one will be a pleasure to use.
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KC so THATS where you found those impossible to get set screws
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KC so THATS where you found those impossible to get set screws
Did I miss something?
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
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LOL LOL Yes but thats ok cause I wuz just funnin ya re read your post then mine again

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