Have any of you seen the Dewalt “ToughGrip” screwdriver bits that are currently being sold as part of several “special buy” Dewalt screwdriver bit assortments at Lowes? I’ve also seen them on Amazon, through third party suppliers.
The Dewalt ToughGrip bits have silver-finish hex shanks, and darker colored bit tips.
I can’t find any information about these ToughGrip bits on the Dewalt website, and so I asked my contact about them. Was it a new style?
It turns out that they’re a Lowes-exclusive design, for use in drills (and so they’re presumably not impact-rated), and with “a tip design to fit the most common fastener geometries while reducing cam-out.”
My guess is that the design was brought back so as to give Lowes a couple of exclusive screwdriver and bit set assortment options. There’s nothing wrong with that, assuming the quality is decent.
You can find these sets and other “special buy” bit sets at Lowes stores and online. It also looks like there are bulk packs and smaller sets.
(Prices are as of the time of this posting, and will likely last the duration of the 2018 holiday shopping season.)
If you’ve used these before, what do you think?
I started using impact-rated screwdriver bits exclusively, except for hand tools where I’ll still use non-impact bits. They cost a little more, but it’s been more convenient to only have to buy one style of bits. The latest generation of impact-rated screwdriver bits are of great quality, and I can be at ease using them in any drill or impact driver. But, these new Dewalt ToughGrip bits look to be more economical. Maybe it’s time I bought some more non-impact bits to be used for cordless drill or screwdriver fastening tasks.