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#1 posted 11-07-2012 07:42 PM

I am honestly NOT happy with my Ryobi Speed Load set right now. I broke one of the small bits, and replacements aren’t available.

HOWEVER, aside from breaking a small diameter bit (drilling into metal no less) and not having replacements available, I DO like the set. The Speed Load feature makes changing bit sizes fast, and simple. The set size is pretty convenient. However quick change bit sets do sacrifice accuracy for convenience.

In all honesty, IMHO I like a nice big bit selection, and am particularly fond of brad point / pilot point bit sets as they do a good job of reducing / eliminating bit walking. I have found the DeWalt DW1969 29 piece pilot point set, and the Steelex Plus D2305 25 piece brad point bit set is working well for me. The DeWalt gets pretty much rave reviews from everybody that has them, the Steelex is a mixed bag. I have had good results from mine, and honestly, the negative reviews I see on Amazon seem to me to be for a totally different bit set. I can’t say if they changed the set, or if I just got lucky. If I had to do it over again, I would grab the DeWalt (I had a set, it got stolen…)

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