Rated 1 out of 5 by 1
Rated 1 out of 5 by woody rubbish
I purchased a Stanley 5mm metal drill bit to drill through a 7mm mild steel plate but after it had drilled through less than half the plate the drill bit snapped. Thinking that I had inadvertently put sideways pressure on the bit I purchased another from Homebase only to have this one snap also after a couple more mm. I then purchased a "professional" bit from another source which cost less than the one from Homebase and successfully drilled another 15 holes in the same plate with this bit surviving undamaged. I will be returning the 2 bits to Homebase for a refund. I am a retired engineer who has successfully drilled many hundreds of holes in many different materials.
14 April 2016