Before this gets onto a gunsmithing as a fine art vs gunsmithing as not fine art.
To the OP buy the beat tools you can and don't practice on somebodies prize Purdy.
To the toolmakers/machinist I here you and agree.
To everybody else keep posting, this is a free Internet and you may learn something.
Just a word about tools especially drill bits. Come on fellas it's a drill bit.
Sure cheap bits don't last but it is not the tool but the user.
In my defense of this, John Moses Browning was trained as a blacksmith and have you ever seen his 30mm auto cannon it looked like it was made by a blacksmith:-)
Ok flame away debate is good.