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lenox one tooth bits

John Felciano
John Felciano Member Posts: 411
It chips at the gears.It takes a while but eventually the drills start to sound like they have rocks inside them as the gears begin to grind than just strip out completely.

I mentioned it to the Lenox rep at a trade show and he told me I must be doing something wrong,yeah right.He was demonstrating the one tooth bits with the exact drills I own.

Maybe you guys are having better luck with them than me,but I'm not spending any more money on drills useing them.


  • shawn_5
    shawn_5 Member Posts: 52

    check out this on ebay now thats some nice bits.here is the number on ebay 4379846547
  • John Felciano
    John Felciano Member Posts: 411

    Plan on burning out some drills with those Lenox bits.We went through three very good drills before realizing it was the bits not the drills that was causing the problem.Were back to good old selffeed bits now and the drills are doing fine.
  • shawn_5
    shawn_5 Member Posts: 52

    I think they are only recomended for a hole hawgs
  • jerry scharf_3
    jerry scharf_3 Member Posts: 419


    I hear you. The only thing I use them with is my superhawg on low speed with the clutch. When they hit something hard, they tend to stop dead. Without a clutch, they will eat up a drill.

    The good part about them is that they will cut nails better than anything else I have found, once you get the feel of it. Out here in shaky country, there are many more nails to condend with compared to "normal" construction.

  • Cosmo_3
    Cosmo_3 Member Posts: 845
    LOVE 'EM

    I was the first one to buy these in my area as far as I know- about 2 or 3yrs ago. I have never tried to use these bits- 3 1/2" up to 4 1/2" on anything but a hole hawg. Now that my trusted hand-me down from my old man (1982 Milwaukee Hole Hawg) has been retired to back-up status I only use them with my Super Hole Hawg. The clutch on the new unit is awsome as it instills confidance that no matter what I hit in that stud the worst that can happen is that the clutch will chatter.......ahhhh.

    The only complaint I have about these bits is that they could be made a little deeper. I also had to learn the hard way that storing them correctly will make them last a lot longer between sharpenings, who knew bouncing around on the shelf was bad????

    Cosmo Valavanis

    Dependable P.H.C. Inc
  • John Felciano
    John Felciano Member Posts: 411
    Just wait

    The drills we used were DeWalt heavy duty right angle's they used to be called timberwolfs and are very simular to the new Milwalkee drills.Never had a problem with even very big self feed bits (3 5/8")I didn't believe it myself untill the third drill went.Haven't had a problem since we got rid of the one tooth ers.When I brought the drills in for service the repair guy asked me if I was using the one toothers even before I mentioned it????

    It's a shame because I liked the bits.
  • Chuck Mac
    Chuck Mac Member Posts: 8
    one tooth

    I have been using them for awhile never had trouble
    It is suggested to use a super hole hawg I even us them on my right angle and some times on the cordless (not good for the tool lol)The key is let the tool do the work
  • Cosmo_3
    Cosmo_3 Member Posts: 845
    Let's find out

    Do you know what EXACTLY happened to these drills? I have been using them for a few years now, and never had a problem with my drills. The old hole hawg still works, just bought the Super Hawg because I wanted the clutch...alright I mean a new toy.

    Cosmo Valavanis

    Dependable P.H.C. Inc.
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,452
    hole hawg

    I had just rebuilt my hole hawg and was drilling with the one hole bit when I hit a nail. Guess I'll have to rebuild it or get a better drill! Drill only lasted two days. I'll have to check out the super hawg as i've not heard of it before. I do love the bits though. They sure are easy to clean out the plug.
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