There are quite a few Dewalt tool and accessory holiday deals that are currently underway. I recently posted about the various Dewalt bit set deals that are available at Home Depot and Lowes, and a reader asked for more commentary about the 130pc Dewalt bit set.
I want to hear your opinion on this deal: Dewalt 130 piece bits
He’s talking about the pictured 130pc bit set that’s on sale as a Home Depot “special buy” for $30.
With this set, you get a lot of screwdriver bits, but a lot of those are duplicates. It looks like you basically get a lot of Phillips #2 bits with a couple of #1s and #3s mixed in, Torx bits – probably only T15 and T25, Robertson square drive bits – mostly #2 with a couple of #1s and #3s, and a bunch of slotted bits in 2 or 3 sizes. There are also a couple of bit holders and nut drivers.
As for the drill bits, they’re basic bits. It looks like they’re TiN-coated and you get a nice selection, but these aren’t Dewalt’s premium PilotPoint bits.
This 130pc bit assortment does look to be worth the money, but it does not offer a lot in the way of variety. It’s really going to be a better replenishment set for users who know they’ll go through a lot of common bit sizes, such as Phillips #2.
A quick count of the bits in the image shows that nearly 60 out of the 130 pieces of this assortment are 1″ or 2″ Phillips #2 bits.
Would I buy this set? Possibly. I would keep the small bit box, the small MaxFit assortment, and the drill bits, and would give away the plain bits that don’t look to be special. Maybe that plain bit assortment should be swapped for an impact bit set to make this combo more appealing.
I checked around, and it’s not easy to put together a better Dewalt bit assortment for the same $30. A 14pc drill bit set with similar sizes costs about $15, which doesn’t leave a lot to work with to spend on a good Dewalt assortment. The MaxFit set shown here is also sold as a separate 30-piece assortment for $13. There are a couple of other assortments in the $12-$18 range, but none that are much better than the one included here.
So… although this set doesn’t offer a lot of variety, its value is hard to beat. You could spend the same amount of money on separate Dewalt bit sets and assortments, but in doing so you would get less.
Will I buy this set? No. That’s because I often need size and style variety, and not quantity. This set is a good deal and a good value, but not if you would spend less to only get the bits and accessories you need.
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