I have talked about multi-material and multi-construction drill bits before, but this new Makita drill bit set is somewhat different.
Yes, it’s a multi-material drill bit set, but that’s because it comes with 3 sets of drill bits, each separately suited for drilling in wood, metal, and masonry materials.
While I really don’t know which are the most frequently used small-diameter twist drill bit sizes, 3/16″, 1/4″, and 5/16″ are incredibly commonplace, especially when talking about things like wall anchors.
The product description describes these bits as being ideal for common household and DIYer drilling needs, which is unusual given Makita’s we make tools for pro’s stance. But it also looks like these might be imported from Europe, since I couldn’t find any USA mention of them outside of Amazon.
You get 3/16″, 1/4″, and 5/16″ sizes in the following styles:
- TiN-coated HSS for drilling metal
- Tungsten carbide-tipped for drilling in masonry materials with a hammer drill
- Brad point for cleaner drilling in wood
While I like being able to pick and choose from among different drill bit brands, I can see the appeal of this Makita set. It really does give you drill-almost-anything functionality.
I suppose that the masonry materials should cover most small anchor sizes, the brad point bits should cover common dowel sizes, and the metal bits round out the set.
This set isn’t for everyone, and I’d probably buy larger material-focused sets for my own use, but I think we can all agree that this set looks extremely convenient.
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