Over at Amazon, they launched some of their Holiday 2015 tool deals last week, and one of those deals will be expiring soon.
At the surface, Amazon’s Bosch 30% off Accessory Set promo seems like another “up to ##%-off ” promo, where the deals are barely good enough to mention. But looking closer at the product selection and prices, these are actually excellent deals on high quality bits, blades, and other power tool accessories.
This deal ends on 11/15/15, which gives you a few days to mull things over.
I’d buy any of these assortments, and have in the past, except for the entry-level sets that I don’t believe are up to Bosch’s typical standards. I’m a big fan of Bosch power tool accessories, as most are quite good and better than competitors’ offerings (in my experience).
The 30% discount is applied automatically at checkout and applies to these and a couple other accessory sets that are sold and shipped directly by Amazon.
Since there are only 15 accessory sets eligible for the 30% savings, here’s a quick look at all of the better deal options.
I’ll definitely be going through my power tool accessories later today to see if there are any holes that these discounted Bosch sets could fill. Which ones are you interested in?
Bosch 10pc Router Bit Set
You get a mix of 1/4″ and 1/2″ router bits – mostly 1/2″ – and user reviews are looking to be quite good. I’ve had good experiences with Bosch router bits in the past, and wonder if these are influenced or even made for Bosch by Freud.
If you recall, Bosch owns Freud’s power tool accessory business.
I’d buy this bit set without hesitation, if not for my Freud router bit set still going strong.
Bosch 10pc Jig Saw Blade Set
This set is as bare-bones as you can get. It comes with what are probably Bosch’s best-selling and most popular blade styles, and you get 2 of each.
I won’t use anything other than Bosch jig saw blades, and tend to prefer larger sets that offer greater variety and a case, but this set’s value is hard to ignore. I might just have to buy one to replenish my larger jig saw blade set.
Bosch 7pc SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer Drill Bit Set
Just like I won’t use anything other than Bosch blades in my jig saw, you will probably never catch me using anything other than Bosch SDS bits in a rotary hammer. Well, maybe not unless I’m testing out another brand’s bits.
Bosch 8pc Blue Granite Hammer Drill Bit Set
What goes for SDS-Plus rotary hammer drill bits and jig saw blades goes for hammer drill bits as well. I’m a big Bosch accessories fan, and these are the only hammer drill bits I’ll use if given the choice.
Bosch 39pc Impact Tough Screwdriver Bit Set
I’m sure I have a Bosch impact-rated screwdriver bit set around here somewhere, if not under Bosch branding than under Bosch-made Craftsman branding. I don’t feel strongly in favor or against these bits, but at 30% off, I’d buy this set if the need for some new impact bits arose.
Bosch 18pc Titanium-Coated Drill Bit Set
This drill bit assortment spans 1/16″ to 1/2″ sizes, with duplicates of the 4 smallest sizes. The tips have 135° split points, and the shanks are 3-flat style for reduced slippage.
I have a set of Bosch cobalt drill bits that gets whipped out for heavier duty drilling in harder materials (I mainly use them in a drill press), so I can’t offer any feedback on these. The user reviews on Amazon seem to be overwhelmingly positive.
One thing I can tell you is that Bosch’s accessory set cases are pretty awesome. They’re very durable, quick to open, and bits are easy to retrieve and put away.
Bosch 25pc Bi-Metal Hole Saw Set
It looks like this is one of the largest hole saw assortments that Bosch offers.
Sorry, I don’t think I have ever used a Bosch hole saw, and don’t really have an opinion about this set either way.
Bosch 5pc Clic-Change Screwdriver Bit Assortment and Chuck
I have this same set, which I purchased 3 years ago.
You get a quick-change bit holder, and a couple of starter screwdriver bits. The bit holder has a larger shank and wider bit holder component than most of the other traditionally designed 1/4″ bit holders you’ll come across.
Bosch 6pc Oscillating Multi-Tool Cutting Blade Set
This set comes with 6 Swiss-made oscillating multi-tool cutting blades that work with Bosch OSC and other universal-style accessory interfaces.
I am a big, big fan of Bosch’s OMT accessories, especially after seeing how well their carbide blades best competitors’ blades. This set has some nice variety in what you get, plus there’s no “fillers” as larger OMT accessory sets seem to have. No 20 pieces of sandpaper here!
Bosch 8pc Glass and Tile Drill Bit Set
I don’t think I’ve ever used a glass and tile drill bit set, but maybe I should pick this one up, just in case? I do have at least one application coming up, where I want to install a towel bar onto a newly tiled wall.
Is there another brand’s glass and tile drill bits that you guys recommend better?
Bosch 5pc Multi-Construction Drill Bit Set
These bits did well in quick tests, but I tend to reach for my other masonry drill bits 100% of the time. Then again, I haven’t had to drill through whatever I wanted to mount to a masonry surface yet, at least not at the same time I’m drilling into the masonry.