As part of our paid partnership with Home Depot, they send over tools and accessories every quarter for review consideration.
One of the perks is getting a power tool accessory resupply every now and then, featuring my favorite consumables brands. Sometimes, the brands or styles are new to me, but most of the time, they’re bits and blades that I already use and love.
Last quarter, Home Depot sent over a pretty perfect selection of power tool accessories, featuring Bosch Daredevil self-feeding spade bits, Milwaukee Shockwave impact screwdriver bits, and Diablo circular saw blades. Thank you!
But here’s the challenge – how do I objectively tell you about power tool accessories that I already like, can recommend, and regularly purchase? Shown below are samples that I received at no cost as part of our paid partnership, but they are also all product lines that I have purchased and will purchase again. Well, just keep in mind that I have pre-existing fondness for all of these power tool accessory lines.
Since these are all product lines I’ve purchased and will purchased again, a giveaway seems fair, even necessary.
Bosch Daredevil Bit Set
Take this Bosch 19pc Daredevil bit set, for example. I love using these self-feeding spade bits for drilling fast and clean holes. They’re reasonably economically priced, long-lasting, and they deliver good results. I don’t use any other spade bits with a cordless drill anymore.
Although they are impact-rated – Bosch describes them as ImpactTough – I only use them with cordless drills.
I typically stock up on Daredevil bit sets or promo packs, such as this one, as they’re far more economical than buying bits individually. This set goes from 1/4″ to 1-1/2″.
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Milwaukee Shockwave Impact Screwdriver Bits
More Milwaukee Shockwave impact screwdriver bit sets? Yes, please! I will take them, and I will use them.
These days I buy bulk packs for the bits I use most, a lot of time Milwaukee Shockwave-branded, but I can’t deny the usefulness of larger accessory assortments.
I will usually know exactly which accessories I need for a project, and plan accordingly, but there are times when I need a bit that I don’t have immediately available. Or worse – I misplace a bulk bit box.
For a new user, assortments like these are great introductions to a product lineup. For existing Milwaukee Shockwave fans, it’s more of a resupply that can complement bulk boxes.
I use T20 bits a lot, and so I have a box of them. I occasionally need T25, but most of the time, I don’t need or want to pay for a bulk pack. I’ll go through Phillips and Robertson (Square) #2 bits too, although less frequently than T20, due to my fastener brand preferences.
One thing I like is that the cases tell you what’s inside of them, making it easier to sort through a couple of drill bit and screwdriver bit containers of the same size and shape.
This set comes with a variety of standard bit styles, including inch and metric hex bits which are rarely found in smaller bit sets and assortments. I have another 80/20 bolt-together project coming up, and it’ll be interesting to see how it goes power-driving the fasteners for once, although I’ll be using a cordless screwdriver and not an impact.
A 15-count pack of T25 1″ bits is typically $8, a 5-pack of Phillips #2 power bits is $6, and a 15-count pack of insert bits is $8. Just a set of the inch hex bits is $9. So even if, like me, you look at some of the bits and think “I can’t use that,” assortments can be economical. And, in my experience, they do come in handy for meeting unexpected needs.
Thank you Home Depot and Milwaukee, I’ll make good use of these bits.
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Diablo Ultra Finish and Demo Demon Circular Saw Blades
I like Diablo blades, and because of my great experiences with the brand in the past, I trust them without hesitation.
I have not used these blades yet, but I have used Diablo Ultra Finish and Demo Demon blades in 7-1/4″ sizing, and now thanks to Home Depot and Diablo, I have 6-1/2″ blades to try out. It’s a good reason to unbox my 6-1/2″ saw.
It used to be challenging to find good fine-finish 6-1/2″ circular saw blades, at least in stores. There were plenty of 7-1/4″ saw blades, but very poor selection of 6-1/2″ saw blades. I wish these blades were available back then.
Last year, when I was mainly using a 6-1/2″ saw, I received a 7-1/4″ framing blade for testing. With more 7-1/4″ saws requiring testing, I used that Demo Demon blade for cutting 2x4s and 2x6s to size for projects and put my go-to 6-1/2″ saw away. Now, with a 7-1/4″ saw my go-to, I received 6-1/2″ saw blades. But, for what I use circular saws on – mainly quick cuts of 2x4s and 2x6s, and occasional finer cuts in hardwood, composites, and trim, 6-1/2″ saws are more than enough.
I love these blade styles in 7-1/4″ sizing, and am happy to see them in 6-1/2″. I honestly don’t recall if I’ve seen these blades in 6-1/2″ sizes before or not, but regardless of that, they’re welcome additions, whether new or just new to me.
Alright, so since these are all accessories that I received for free and will definitely use, I feel that a giveaway is in order. Right? To balance things out.
The Prize: A $50 Home Depot Gift Card.
How to Enter: Leave a comment here and tell is which of these power tool accessory brands or product families you would use the gift card to buy, and why.
Winner Selection: 2 winners will be selected at random.
Prize Fulfillment: ToolGuyd will buy the 2 winners each a $50 Home Depot gift card. Delivery will be by email or mail.
Rules: Entry period ends at 11:59pm ET 2/5/2019.
Open to USA residents, and unless there are unforeseen complications, Canadian residents as well.
(The winners will have unrestricted use of the gift cards, meaning they won’t actually have to use them on power tool accessories if they don’t want to.)