|Review by Zuki||posted 01-23-2008 02:09 AM||2163 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I love working with screws. They are cheap, hold very well and can be hidden from sight when countersunk and plugged. When I saw these bits at HD . . . I said “that is what I need.”
Details – from Wolfcraft
• Top quality precision tool that will drill, countersink, and counterbore in one easy operation.
• For use with portable drills and drill presses
• Countersink also allows flathead screws to sit level with the wooden surface and is adjustable allowing for different hole depths
• Drilling deeper creates a counterbore for the use of a wooden plug.
The tapered drill bit is adjustable using the supplied allen key. My first Wolfcraft #6 Screw Setter lasted about 4 months when the bit cracked. I purchased another and the Setter lasted another 6 months when in the middle of a project the allen key would no longer hold the drill bit and it was sliding in and out like crazy.
I needed another, so off to HD I went where I purchased another #6. Right out of the package the allen key would not hold the bit. I was not impressed. Back to HD for a replacement . . . and I also bought a #8. Well the #6 works fine (for now) and the #8 . . . well the allen screw would not back out far enough so that I could adjust the bit. I fixed that with a little impatience.
When the Screw Setters work . . . they work . . . they drill tapered holes for screws. That’s it.
Im not happy with the product and will not be purchasing any more when these give out.