Starting this Saturday (October 3rd, 2015), Rockler is kicking off another sale. I usually don’t get too excited about their sales, because it seems like there’s always one going on, and nothing that I want is ever on sale. When I saw the flyer for this week though, I was psyched because they are discounting their 6pc and 7pc Forstner bit sets.
I already purchased the 7pc Forstner drill bit set years ago when it was on sale, and it has served me well since then. The set comes with 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, and 1″ drill bits, but it seems like I always need a size that’s in between those offered in this set. That’s where the 6pc Forstner set comes in handy – it comes with 5/16″, 7/16″, 9/16″, 11/16″, 13/16″, and 15/16″ sized bits.
The Forstner drill bits in both sets feature 3/8″ round shanks, so you can use them with a drill that has a 3/8″ chuck. I believe that the bits in both sets are made from high carbon steel, but the website doesn’t list that information. The part about the high carbon steel is only found in Rockler’s sales flyer, and then only for the 6pc set. Both sets come with a blow-molded carrying case to help store the drill bits.
Regular Price: $35 per set
Sale Price: $20 per set
The sale ends October 30th, 2015. If you don’t want to order online, or it sells out early, you could also find the deal at your nearest Rockler store, if there’s a location nearby. Don’t wait too long, as Rockler usually sell out of the really good bargains pretty fast.
Through Friday (10/2/2015), coupon code AFAX4 takes 20% off one regularly priced item, with some exclusions.
There’s also a free shipping promo. Stuart says we can’t share the code with you, because Rockler’s affiliate program agreement explicitly bars it (yes, seriously), but maybe a reader will generously share it in the comments section.
The 20% off coupon and free shipping codes don’t stack, and the 20% coupon isn’t valid on the already discounted Forstner bit sets.