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Vix Bits are self-centering Drill Guides. Vix bits let you mount hinges the easy, professional way! Drill guides are most useful when mounting hardware such as hinges, handles, drawer slides etc. Using the drill guide insures the pilot hole will be located in the center of the hardware hole. Vix Bits make a tough job almost foolproof. The beveled self-aligning tip fits nicely into the hardware and is spring loaded so that once aligned the drilling pressure compresses the spring and extends the bit into the workpiece.
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Do these bits come in a full set or do you have to purchase them separately?
Where are they made.?
This is an American made product by the Snappy tool company.
I'm not sure where they are made, but I highly recommend the product!! We do high end yacht refitting and use these bits for every visable screw we install.
what size screw for a 4 and half inch door hinge,wood door...want to purchase Vix Bit thanks?
Different hinge manufactures use slightly different size screws and the material you will screw into if hardwood will take a different size drill. Order a Vic bit with the same size drill you would normally use for your application
The screw size I was using was a #9 for Loewen hinges. Be sure to use at least one long screw in each hinge that reaches the framing. (2 1/2)
where is this product made? if it's made in china i'm not interested.
I pull back the barrel manually and clean the grooves of the twist bit with compressed air or a small tip tool after each couple dozen holes or so or as needed. If you let it build up and get hot with friction, it bakes pretty hard and jams pretty good, especially with softwood. Also I clean the bit and spray with WD-40 before putting it away, so I have a clean lubricated start when I bring it out. Dan
The one I bought a while back was. Kept getting wood jammed inside.
I do not know.
I love this product. I use it for drilling piano hinges. I only wish they had the capability to use different sized bits for hardwood drilling vs. softwood drilling, it comes equipped with a bit sized for hardwoods.
Another sized unit for a unique size screw. Will be adding more sizes as the need arises.
No I would not buy again.
Not a true vix bit. Not adjustable.
This is a great product and Jamestown Distributors stock it.
I use the VIX Self Centering Drill to attach Blum Hinges to cabinets. These hinges require exact positioning and this tool make it easy to center the screws exactly. If you are using these type of hinges, you should have a set of these ViX Self Centering Drill Guides.
I have had several of these for years. They were old Craftsman products. One broke (that is a totally different story) so I got two new ones (different sizes) as a replacement. I was blown away by the difference in quality. These are far and above better than the one I broke.
The bit broke my heart.
The product was to be used to drill hinge holes in pine doors. I replaced the broken bit with one I purchased at Home Depot.
Lake Forest, CA
Will buy again!
Helped us drill precise holes in our panel installation down at the new border crossing station in San Ysidro.
EL CAJON, CA
Fuller makes a good product
Mostly for installing door hinges but the bits are useful in other ways as well. All door hardware that require a flat head screw (striker plates, latches, handle escutchions, etc.) can be piloted with these bits.