I have used cheapo jig saw blades for years and years, and I hve NEVER been satisfied with how a jig saw cuts. Always beveled cuts, never straight lines. I ALWAYS blamed it on operator error. Well recently my 15 year old jig saw fell apart (the abs housing gave way and the shoe plate fell off.
My wife treated me to a new saw for Fathers Day and told me to order the one I wanted. I went cheap (BD JS660) but decided to order some good blades. Well these are the NUTS. Most Blades will cut wood pretty well, but there are clues as to how well.
The most obvious to me is the leading edge of the cut. Cheap blades will have this little curl that leads the cut (not sure what it is called...Kerf maybe?. Even a brand new out of the box blase does this (for me at least).
Orbital-nonorbital-slow-fast it has always been there, until now. These blades cut AMZINGLY clean. No matter what the setting, no matter what the speed (within reason of course). Beautiful level straight cuts! I have not tried out the metal blades yet but I'm expecting the same great results.
Save yourself money and a trip to the hardware store and just buy these if you looking for drilling into Concrete, had to get some new drill bit for fixing some railings and my old ones(only 1 year old) broke on me, bought these on a whim and desperation and honestly no regrets, and even if they break, they are easily replaceable.
Purchased this set to drill holes in seven ceramic pots. I used a 12 volt Black & Decker variable speed cordless drill and for each hole I started with the smallest drill bit. Once the initial hole with the small bit had been created, I used to the next larger size.
Like other users, I kept the drill area wet. It took about three to four minutes to drill through a ceramic container that was about 5/16" thick (although one was about 1/8", drilling at an initial slower speed until the hole indentation became large enough for the drill bit to continue without shifting.
After the initial smaller bit, the other bits used to increase the size of the hole took no longer than 5 to 15 seconds. The pots were glazed and because I was drilling at the bottom of the pots, I was drilling from the outside in from an unfinished surface to a glazed surface.
I couldn't see anywhere in the description the sizes or contents of the set. Here are the contents:All drills have a 4" flute on a 6" shaft1ea 5/32"1ea 3/16"1ea 1/4"1ea 3/8"6" Flat Chisel6" point ChiselAs another review stated, these are "short for most field work". However, for fine work the shorts give you good control.
Plenty good for making holes for anchors and electrical boxes. Also, the bits are straight and cut an accurate hole. It could be the tool the other reviewer was using was not a true SDS Plus. I've heard some tools like the harbor freight stuff has bit size issues.
This is an SDS plus sized bit set. The tips are of good quality, cut well, last better than anything else in it's price range and have a wear marker. Great starter set, great value.
First let me say these Extractors size 5 specifically helped me out of a Jam. It easily saved me over $1000 in a shop to have the heads pulled. This got the threaded part of a spark plug out in less than 15 minutes (not counting the overnight Parts Blaster Soak)I ordered these Straight Flute Extractors for work on a Ford Ranger where the Spark Plug HEX broke off in the Head.
I had first tried Spiral Extractors however I couldn't get them to bite and pull. Since the spiral causes expansion of the threads it wasn't helping. So I looked online and found these. Wow they got here quick and the quality seemed fine.
The prep work to use these was to soak the spark plug tube with Parts blaster or Penetrating oil overnight. I did that last night and just crossed my fingers that it would work. I found the size 5 fit the inside of the plug very well and slightly tapped it in.
I had used another set of wall bits just a week prior to receiving these and they struggled to go into the wall. When I used these I appeared to be a different wall because they just went through as it if were wood.
I'm very much satisfied!
Great set.Only thing missing was the 1/8" I often use for a pilot hole. Worked great on freshly plastered lathe over plaster and cinder block walls. Still going strong after 50 some holes (use of anchors and screws with picture hangers and right angle hooks into anchors for hanging pots and pans etc..
Liked the variety and lengths as in some cases I needed the full length of the drill bit. Slow and steady and the holes were perfect. Nice snug fit for anchors. Wish they made the packaging friendlier for opening and reusing, but an Exacto worked fine to open for easier removal and storage.
Must be an anti-theft thingy.
My favorite recliner (several years old) had two lag bolts in the lower frame that snapped in half. Did lots of looking and finally saw this set that has both the left-hand drill bits as well as the extractors in various sizes (and for a very reasonable price - I got it for <$15).
I figured for the price it was worth a shot - I really only needed them to work one time for my purposes. I took it nice and slow, and was able to get both broken bolts out without breaking the bits or the extractor I used.
The first bolt actually came loose when I was using just the left-hand drill bit; the second took a lot more work but I was patient and finally got it out without damaging the threads of the frame - worked great!
Didn't have to throw out an otherwise perfectly good chair and also didn't have to spend a fortune to fix it.Win-win!
I feared that the small size and long length would spell trouble sinking multiple holes in stucco for a new mail box, address numbers and door bell, so I ordered a three pack for when the first 2 bent or broke.
Actually the first one accomplished all 12 holes and is good for 12 more.Delighted.
Great pricing.Only used one of the bits so far but it seemed to last fairly for this project. I drilled 4 holes in concrete. Unfortunately it is pretty dull now.
The short review is buy these! I wished to fit a Ring video doorbell. Knowing how bad included drill bits are normally, I used one of mine. The photo showing a bent bit shows what happened to that one trying to drill one hole in my brick.
I then used the bit included with the doorbell. That one was virtually useless. It took nearly one hour to drill 1. 5 holes using 2 drill bits. I then bought this set of bits. I used one and it went through the brick like a hot knife through butter.
The other thing I liked with these bits is that they have a shank shaped to minimise the bit rotating in the chuck.Enough said!
I drilled roughly 50 holes in ceramic pots that varied in thickness and these drill bits got the job done! Some of the pots were quite thick and I didn't think the bits would go through. I actually didn't use the two smallest ones, so all 50-ish holes were drilled between the larger 3 bits.
They are beginning to get a bit dull but still work. I highly recommend using water while drilling. I purchased one drill bit from a hardware store for about $15, and for the same price, I was able to get all of these.
Very happy with this purchase.
Purchased this item to drill through bathroom tile with a standard power drill (standard chuck, no hammer/percussion), and I'm very satisfied. Left clean, circular holes, and pilot stays in place while drilling. No bit slippage, even in a standard chuck.
The "no slip" technology consists in a bit that has flat faces at the base, rather than being completely round. I've started the hole by using the drill bit as I would a punch tool (this might be frowned upon), tapping very gently with the upper section of a hammer, just to get through the initial tile glaze.
I then powered through the layers once I reached the back "gritty part". My power drill only has a standard chuck and is just a regular rotary drill (no hammer/percussion). The non-slip design works well in a regular chuck.
Tl;dr: They work fine. They are metric, but they drill hardened steel just fine and are cheap enough that you won't feel bad after burning one up. I bought this pack of bits along with a few pure carbide twist drills.
The four twist drills I bought cost over $100, and I ended up chipping one of the expensive bits while drilling some hard steel (S35VN hardened to 60 HRC). I ended up finishing the job with these, and they did get duller, but consider that this set of bits finished the job and cost less than half of a full carbide twist drill..
You could buy multiple packs of these for the same price as a drill doctor to repair more expensive bits. With all that said, there is one drawback. They are actually sized in millimeters, so they don't match up perfect with inch fractions (the packaging confirms they are metric).
My project specifically called for a 6mm masonry bit to drill the holes in stucco for anchors to mount a garden hose hanger. I couldn't find just a 6mm bit sold individually and didn't want to use the 1/4 inch bit I already had since that converts to 6.
3mm and I feared the holes would be a tad big for the anchors to grab properly. So, I bought this set of 5 bits covering 4 sizes because it seemed like a good price and included two 6mm bits. As it turned out, either the instructions that came with the hose hanger were wrong or they included the wrong size anchors with it because 6mm was definitely too small.
So, I stepped up to the 8mm bit which turned out to be the correct size for the anchors provided. Unfortunately, while drilling the holes in the stucco, I somehow managed to break off the tip of the 8mm bit.
I purchased these after reading the reviews and was a little skeptical, due to the price. However I was amazed at how well they worked. I had some porcelain tile I needed to drill holes through to anchor a fire pit.
Based on one of the reviews, I took a water bottle filled it and drilled a small hole in the top. As I was drilling the tile, I squirted the drill pit with water and much to my surprise the drill bit cut right through the tile.
I drilled 4 holes with a battery drill in less than ten minutes. These bits are great. I tried several other bits and they would hardly scratch the surface of the tile before the tips were gone. Great buy at a great price.
My husband and I got a Ryobi drill for Christmas last year. Being the daughter of a gearhead, I of course love tools. I knew we would need more bits etc when we received the drill so I actually picked this out as a Valentine's present for him.
He has used it multiple times. Just the other night, he looked at me and told me that I made an amazing purchase with the bits. I have used them too. It is great packaging/storage. And there hasn't been an instance yet where there was something we didn't need.
This is a great buy.
I really like this set because it gives me a range of bit sizes and because of the color and shank, it is easy to see that these are different than the seemingly hundreds of good and bad regular bits that I have.
They work great too.