|Review by Rick M||posted 02-19-2013 03:32 AM||11125 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
- DeWalt DW2535 3 Piece #6, #8, and #10 Countersinks
- Brand: DeWalt | Category: Drill-Driver Accessories
My rating has changed over time, originally this was a 5 star review. See updates at bottom for an explanation.
Over the years I’ve tried a number of countersink + drill bit brands, most use a replaceable bit but they are all pretty mediocre and few lasted a year. I’ve owned this Dewalt set for several years and they still perform like the first day I brought them home. Some folks believe combination bits are gimmicky, preferring to use separate products but these might change their mind. Not only do the countersinks perform flawlessly, the tapered bits are exceptional and probably the best wood bits I’ve owned. Frequently I use them for straight screws and they work equally well. A 3/8” dowel fits the countersink hole perfectly.
Set includes a #6 (9/64”), #8 (11/64”), & #10 (3/16”) Rapid Load bits.
Current price around $25.00
Time of ownership: several years at least
I’ve all but given up on quick change bit/driver holders but the solid performance of these bits has made me want to buy the Dewalt Rapid Load holder.
update, Spring 2016, I broke the medium bit last winter and the small bit got dull after I drilled a bunch of aluminum sheet metal. I’ll be replacing them with another set of Dewalts.
update, Feb 2017, I bought a new set finally and all 3 came bent. I fired off an email to DeWalt and they promptly replied and are sending replacements.
update, Mar 2017. The replacements were also bent and I can no longer recommend these bits. Do not buy.
note: the wobble is much worse than it looks in the gif below but the software stabilizes (removes shake), nothing I can do about it. Just know it’s worse than this picture would make it seem.