Evan sent over a heads-up about a Lighting Deal that Amazon is running right now.
The deal is valid today (Sunday), 11/22/15, thru 5:25pm ET, unless supplies run out first.
- 29pc set, 1/16″ to 1/2″ in 1/64″ steps
- 135° split point to reduce walking
- Gold Oxide finish
- Jobber length
- Cobalt steel alloy, HSS-CO 8% (M42)
- Part Number: 57850
Reg Price: $169.50
Street Price: $169.50+
Buy Now(via Amazon)
What Evan said:
Not sure where to post this put a great deal on some quality drill bits on amazon lightning deals right now.
Chicago Latrobe 550 Series Cobalt Steel Jobber Length Drill Bit Set with Metal Case for$119 looks to be the best price they have ever been.
What We Know & Think:
Chicago Latrobe is a decent brand that makes industrial drill bits and other cutting and machinist tools. Drill bits seems to be their specialty.
The street price is $170, and so that is an accurate “regular” price that Amazon is claiming. Given the sale price of $120, you’re saving $50 on this set.
These bits are going to be better suited for drilling into harder materials, such as steel and stainless steel, but can probably be used on other metals.
If you’re looking for industrial drill bits, this seems to be a good deal. Is it the set we would buy ourselves? Probably not, since we most often drill into aluminum or mild steel. For our purposes, shorter length HSS drill bits often suffice.
If you end up buying this set, please let us know what you think of the drill bits or Chicago Latrobe in general!
Thank you Evan for the tip!