I like these bits.Nice to use and really help fore making neat pilot holes and hiding screw heads. The length of the pilot bit is adjustable, but I wish there was a depth stop you could set for the countersink part of the bit because its easy to drill your countersink deeper than intended with these bits.
They seem to hold up okay, but replacement pilot bits are quite pricey.
They're a little pricey but it's definitely a case of getting what you pay for, and maybe a little more compared to cheaper products that break and don't perform well. These feel quite hefty in your hand, they're sharp and the bits actually fit the countersink sleeves!
I mention this because many of the bits on others I have owned are noticeably small for the sleeve hole and therefore are never properly centered and make poorly sized and shaped holes. I really like the substantial size and clean machining of the set screw system.
They're easy to loosen and they tighten back up easily after you adjust drill depth, and then they stay where you put them no matter how many holes you drill, whether it's in softwood or hardwood. This design uses two chamfered flutes, so I get the best results when I keep my drill speed on the high side and take my time completing the cut.
I picked these up after many bad experiences with a countersink bit that included a lead. None of of the counter sink bits that included lead bits I tried were ever true and would always wobble leading to bad pilot holes anyway.
I purchased these primarily for wood but they obviously work on metal too. Before these, the only experience I had with this type of countersink bit was the one I picked up from Harbor Freight for 4 bucks. That bit was so bad that I threw it in the trash.
I never throw away tools, who does? These bits produce clean counter sinks and they include many sizes. I primary use one of the smaller ones but it makes very quick work. I just leave it in the bit holder of my impact driver fro q
So just wanted to start off this review by saying I am NOT a professional carpenter. I do alot of my own remodeling and will probably take 5 years to completely redo my own house. So I would say that I am very skilled, but it is not my profession.
I do woodworking a lot of weekends just for fun, and then when the wife wants me to make her a custom table, shoe rack, bench, or whatever new idea pops into her head:)With that being said I do like these bits a lot.
I have been doing carpentry as a hobby for a long time(prob like 25 years). These bits are well made and do the job well. If you are looking for a bit that will get the job done and you are just getting into carpentry these are great.
They are not expensive and very good quality. If you are looking for these as a present to a guy, and he works on his own home like me it would be a good gift.
Never had a set of these before and while I have them pretty much figured out, it is because I've seen them used in videos. Still not really sure what all the features are or are for, but they will do the job I needed them to do with what I know.
If these will be your first set, would suggest you watch some youtube videos first and see if what you see there makes sense to you, if not might be worth the money to find a set that comes with instructions.
Other than that, they seem to perform as expected.
I did a quick check with a caliper when I received the bits. The following table will hopefully eliminate confusion about the cutting diameter of the bits:No. = Engraved number on bitUGS = US Gauge number sizeDia. = Cutting diameter of bit (min/max dia.
Each end)CN = Closest neighborShank = Shank diameterOAL = Overall lengthNo.UGS Dia.CN Shank OAL5 11 .192-.193" 3/16" .435" 2.762"4 30 .127-.128" 1/8" .308 2.148"3 33 .113-.115" 7/64" .248" 2.030"2 47 .079-.079" 5/64" .184" 1.906"1 55 .052-.054" - .117" 1. 275"All measurements +/-.001"3/16 = .1875"1/8 = .125"7/64 = .109375"5/64 = .078125"
A full set of countersink bits for the price of half the set, if bought individually. Bits came in this cute little case that will probably never be used again. These bits will get used and I do not have time to mess with the case.
I am making the point because I would rather not have the case and get the tools for a little bit less. Can not comment on durability, yet. This set came pre-used. Covered with wood chips. Not even put into the individual foam cutouts, just set on top of the foam and forced shut.
I imagine some unscrupulous person is using Amazon to "rent" tools by purchasing, using, and then returning them. This is not the vendors fault but, rather, an oversight on the part of Amazon.
During working on my car i had to disconnect the control arm at the ball joint. Its an older VW which still had the ball joint and control arm as one piece. At some point the bolt for the ball joint got stripped near the top.
I tried to so many different tools. Ie thread file, thread correcting nut..To no avail. My new plan was to dremel off the bad bolt threads and then buying a cheaper deburring tool that is all over amazon under different names.
I ended up returning the cheaper tool as it barely shaved any metal off the bolt let alone make it so a nut could scrrew go on. Then i found this tool after watching a youtube video. I must say it shaved the bolt down and made it so that the nut could go on.
This was my last hope over replacing the whole expensive control arm, and it worked! I attached picks of the bolt after dremel, then after using the orxplus, and then with the nut on!
Most everything I do needs to be caulked and painted, which covers a multitude of sins. But, I recent project involving stained oak was different. Normally, I would just allow my drill to do the countersink for me, but since I was staining and not painting, and I was working with a harder wood, I decided to invest a few dollars into the right tools.
It made a huge difference, with the toughness of oak Im not sure I could have gotten the screws to countersink any other way. And, the gap that would have resulted from a protruding screw could not be fixed with caulk and white paint this time.
I've been using these to drill and tap holes in mild steel plates for electrical distribution boxes that I have I am using for something other than circuit breakers. This has meant using the mid-range of these taps: 10-24, 10-32 and 12-24.
I will have future use for the others and am also purchasing the next to sizes up to add to this case. Using a power driver (Milwaukee 12v lithium) has allowed me to get through the mild steel with use of cutting fluid in relatively short order.
Threading using a power driver takes a lot of patience and some skill, and if you have any scrap metal to practice on, I advise you to do so first as you can easily strip out threads with a driver.
In fact what I have done is go to a ratcheting hand driver that accepts hex bits, and then hand tapping after I get the initial hole drilled (stopping at about 1/3 the way up where the first threads appear on the bit).
If you need them this small.... Well, here they are. Be careful opening the case because if they fall out it is doubtful you'll put them back in the correct slots.
I like that these chuck into my impact driver i used on a couple of 3/8 bolts i had to shorten. Chamfered the threads perfectly and no trouble getting the nut screwed on. As long as i don't lose them they should be very helpful when needed.
Der Bohrsenker von Amana Tools kommt schlicht aber gut in Karton verpackt bei euch an. Im Lieferumfang habt ihr neben dem vormontierten Zentrierbohrer einen U-frmigen Sechkanntschlssel bei welchem ein Ende kleiner und in die Schraube des Zentrierbohrers Passt und ein greres Ende welches in die Schraube fr die Tiefeneinstellung passt.
Ich finde das stimmig gelst und beide Enden in einem Schlssel zu vereinen wirklich gut gelst! Die Hhe ist intuitiv einstellbar und sitzt wenn die Schraube normal angezogen ist bomben fest. Wenn ihr ein Loch ansenkt welches im Sichtbereich sein wird ist es bei allen anderen Bohrsenkern immer eine Empfehlung den Stopper festzuhalten weil sich sonst hssliche Spuren bilden.
Sogar beim Festool Senker welcher ca 15 teurer ist wird das in allen Rezensionen angegeben. Ich habe den Amana nun in verschiedenen Holzartenn getestet und dank der breiten Auflage des Stoppers sind keine hsslichen Spuren sichtbar. Nicht mal bei der Birke Multiplexplatte war was zu sehen.
Kreg tools fill a unique hole in woodworking tools and that is they create specialty tools that create solutions to difficult tasks. I am a fan because they think outside the box and look for solutions it would seem. This is just one of their simple tools which is two bits made of harden steel and sizes are 3" for tight sots and 6" for easy use.
I bought these as a back up as they come with some kits. I ave many of the tools and screws for the systems. These tools always more than meet my expectation. I hate to say it but I do not have many if any complaints about these tools as they are quality built.
I recommend all of their toos so do not be shy give them a try. I give these a 4 star because they are nothing fancy but I feel that is a good score for boring old bits.Kreg
I've only begun to use this product and can only say that I can not imagine ever needing another drill or screw bit. This is as complete as they come and the tools themselves seem to be of at least good quality.
Only time will tell. I have two reservation:1) there are a variety of drill types. It would have been enormously helpful to have some guidance as to what materials and jobs each type were designed for. Such help is nowhere to be found.
That greatly undercuts the usefulness of having so many types of drill bits. Experienced users will know. The rest of us are left to guess. 2) It is very rare, in my experience, to find a drill bit case that does a good job of holding its bits well for the long haul.
Some have been too tight to pull out the bits without a tool, most are too loose to hold the bits and you have to constantly tidy them up. This case has not yet failed. But it is showing signs that with use it will loosen up to the point of not holding these bits securely.
You get what you pay for it's pretty good product for the price and you get all the standard size M bits really good for drilling counter sinks so that the screws don't show. I screwed it even into metals a few times on accident and the tip is still very sharp which I definitely choose this brand again if I ever need a replace it which I doubt it will be soon
At this time I'm giving it a five star simply because it looks like a very good product. I have not had the opportunity to try them out yet. If for some reason they do not work out correctly I will come back and give another review.
But at this time I believe it is a five star