Over at Home Depot, this Milwaukee 100pc Shockwave bit set and Packout organizer combo just went on sale.
It’s regularly priced at $100 and is on sale as part of Home Depot’s early Black Friday promo for $50.
How is this set different from all of the other impact screwdriver bit set deals that you’ll see this month and next? Simply put, this set has a lot of 2-inch power bits. Yes, it still comes with 1-inch insert bits, but it includes a very good assortment of the longer power bits that are often scarce in holiday season accessory deals. Oh, and let’s not forget about the slim Packout-compatible organizer.
So, that’s two distinctions going for it. This is a good deal for anyone that i) wants and can use the Packout organizer, and ii) wants an assortment with better 2-inch power bit selection than most other impact-rated screwdriver bit assortments on the market.
Sale Price: $50
Regular Price: $100
Aaron S commented about this promo in another deal post:
I think I recall this being a quietly good pack out deal from last year.
Thank you for the heads-up! YES, this was a great deal last year! That was the first (and only) time I’ve seen this bundle go on sale for so low, and I’m both surprised and really glad the 50% promo returned!
I bought this set last year and it was worth every penny.
Following is the math I did last year when I analyzed the deal, and I believe it still holds up; I think this is an excellent deal.
The Packout organizer typically sells for $25. The 100pc bit set assortment comes with (34) 2-inch bits. Since a 5-pack of these bits typically sells for ~$6 at retail, you’re getting nearly $41 in 2-inch screwdriver bits. That’s just 34 out of the 100 pieces you get.
After I bought this set last year, I reused the organizer for something else, moved the hex bits to my workshop for use with a manual screwdriver handle, and I’ve been using the screwdriver bits and nutdrivers for various fastening tasks. I also used some of the bits to restock my task-specific organizers.
I know that some of you might mind that this set doesn’t come with much organization. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of other deals to discuss.
Here’s a full list of the sizes and styles that you get:
This seems like a decent deal for just the Milwaukee Shockwave screwdriver bits, but I also want the slim Packout organizer, which I use for small parts and as tool cases.
While the set doesn’t really have bit-optimized storage accessories, I actually prefer this, as it comes with standard Packout organizer cups instead.
I am definitely buying another set. Scratch that, I just ordered another set. I was going to wait until I added a few more items to my online shopping cart, but I don’t want to risk forgetting about it or missing out. Since Home Depot has free shipping on this item, there was no reason for me to wait.
Price: $49.99 with free shipping
At this time, it looks like this is a Home Depot exclusive promo.
Lastly, in case anyone is wondering, yes – these are perfectly suitable for use with non-impact tools, such as conventional cordless drills and screwdrivers.