A reader wrote in:
I just got back from Home Depot and they are closing out all Bosch drill bits. An associate told me that they made a deal to carry Milwaukee bits only. Basically 75% and more off. I bought $20 bits and sets for between $2.00 and $3.50. I expect they will sell out soon. I’m headed to the other HD in my town to find some more. Perhaps it’s something you and other ToolGuyd readers would be interested in.
Thank you Alan for the tip! I don’t recall seeing this at my local Home Depot recently, but will check things out the next time I visit.
My local store switched over from Bosch spade drill bits to seemingly identically-designed Diablo bits nearly two years ago, and they made similar brand swaps in other power tool accessory product categories as well.
But, as you might know, Diablo is a Bosch brand, and so that wasn’t a very big deal.
However, it would be a bid deal if Home Depot is indeed giving some of Bosch’s power tool accessory space to Milwaukee products.
According to Home Depot’s website, none of my local stores carry any Bosch drill bit sets or SDS drill bits anymore. Bosch drill bits are now only listed as being available for shipping in my area. Some are also available for “free ship to store.”
Home Depot carries different Diablo power tool accessories, but it looks like they are only carrying Diablo spade drill bits in stores.
I can’t say what the situation is like at different Home Depot stores, but you might want to peek at where the Bosch drill bits would be. 75% off seems atypical, but if you’re at the store anyway, maybe you can still score a decent deal on Bosch accessories.
If you’ve shopped for drill bits at Home Depot lately, have you noticed any changes in the brand selection?