I don’t really need more drill bits, I’ve got plenty. And yet, I still bought one of these Dewalt 14pc drill bit sets, on sale for $10.
That’s right – it’s a 14pc set from 1/16″ to 1/2″, on sale for $10.
How could I pass this up?
Sometimes I can never find the one size I need, especially with smaller sizes, because I either broke, dulled, or misplaced the last one I had in that size and dragged my feet on replacing it.
Or, I’ll want something a little more “general purpose” to drill into a tough material, such as MDF, than my shiny USA-made HSS drill bits that I buy for use on aluminum and plastic materials.
Above, is the Dewalt DWA1184 14pc set, with black and gold finish, that I found at Home Depot.
Amazon also has the DWA1184 set priced at $10 right now, but their product page shows a purely black oxide finish. According to user reviews, new inventory is for the black and gold-finish drill bits, and so you *should* receive the same set from either store.
Home Depot is offering free ground shipping on the drill bit set, and Amazon too if you’re a Prime subscriber. I ordered mine from Home Depot because I have a gift card.
I haven’t tried these particular Dewalt drill bits yet, but they look decent, and I have had great experiences with Dewalt drill bits in the past. These have a split point 135° tip (for reduced wandering when starting a hole), and 3-flat shank on the larger sizes for more secure gripping.
If you have any questions, I have the Dewalt set on my workbench, but I probably won’t be able to do much testing in the near future.
Home Depot shows more than 1200 reviews with an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, and Amazon has more than 900 ratings with 86% 5-star ratings for an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.
To sum it up, I bought these because:
- I could use more drill bits
- I have had good experiences with Dewalt drill bits in the past
- 14 bits and a case for $10 seems like a great deal
And, although it didn’t factor into my decision:
- User reviews seem to be overwhelmingly positive
Are these the best drill bits? No way. But for $10?! These are likely going to be by far the best 14pc set of drill bits from 1/16″ to 1/2″ for the money. If you’ve used this style before, what have your experiences been like?
Sale Price: $10
If you want a different option, Amazon has this Bosch 21pc gold oxide drill bit set for $10 on Amazon. Compared to the Dewalt, you get more sizes, and also a metal index case.
A reader has suggested that this Bosch drill bit set is the same as a Skil 21pc set that has went on sale during previous holiday shopping seasons. Referring to our archived Black Friday deals coverage, the similar-looking Skil set went on sale for $10 in 2017, $9 in 2018, and $8 in 2019.
(Personally, I went with the Dewalt set.)
Sale Price: $10
If you want better drill bits, I have plenty of recommendations for industrial brands, but you won’t find them anywhere near this inexpensive. The way I figured it, $10 for a 14pc Dewalt bit set and clear organizer case isn’t a big risk.
I had bad experiences with holiday season “special buy” Irwin drill bit sets, but have trust in Dewalt that they wouldn’t risk damaging their brand with more demand users.
If you need screwdriver bits: