Here are 5 reasons you should buy this Bosch impact-rated screwdriver bit set today.
1: It’s on sale again, for $10. This is the set I bought to try them out. There’s also a 44pc set for $16 which I’ll link to below. This 24pc set yo-yos between $10 and $15 throughout the year, but it’s mostly been $15 (or higher for a time) for the past 6 months.
2. They’re good quality bits. I haven’t done any A vs. B testing yet, but I’ve been using the bits for some time and so far they’ve been working out well. They seem to last a long time and I haven’t broken any yet.
I still have a couple of assortments, and picked up some bulk packs last holiday season. I use these bits with cordless drills as much as I do with impact drivers. Come to think of it, I don’t buy non-impact screwdriver bits at all anymore, at least not for power tool use.
3. The bit case is reusable. I haven’t fully taken advantage of Bosch’s custom case system, but I do like these cases for holding other bits. While all bit holder cases are reusable, with Bosch’s system you can buy replacement bit sets that pop right in.
The last couple of times I checked, starting off with this bit set was more cost-effective than building your own custom case, although if you piece together a set you do have more control over the bit loadout.
4. The cases are well-built and easy to use. I suppose this ties to reason 3, but in addition to the cases being reusable, they’re actually easy to use. The clear lid seems tough and very impact resistant, but more importantly, the bits are easy to get in and out. You don’t slide the bits in, you pivot them out and then pivot them back in. Bosch engineers somehow solved one of the most frustrating parts of other brands’ bit storage boxes.
5. You can pocket a whole row of bits if you need to. If you need a couple of bits but don’t want the whole bit box to come with you, take out the entire row and pocket it. I’ve done this with 1″ insert bits and would advise against doing it with 2″ bits, nutdrivers, or drill bits, although you could probably toss a row of larger bits into a tool bag or tote.
Price: $10 for the 24pc set with clear lid, $16 for the 44pc set