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03-20-2011 08:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill driver bits

Rockler has a good buy on this set of driver bits so I thought I’d ask to see if anyone has used them and if they were worth ordering?? Rockler has a free shipping promo going on now, so it would be a good time to order.

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25385&utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=V1953

- JJ


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#1 posted 03-20-2011 08:53 PM

$7.99 and free shipping – Why think twice?

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 09:20 PM

That’s cheap all right. They are probably the lower quality stuff you get in the discount stores but they still do a good job. It would be a great set if you don’t already have one. You can get all the sizes for cheap, and if you wear some out you can replace them one at a time with better ones. You’ll also figure out what sizes you use a lot and therefore need better quality, and what sizes you may use only once and so only need the cheap version.

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 09:31 PM

You guys don’t know what a “tight wad” I am. Seriously, that $8 could buy a couple of gallons of gas. I guess my way of thinking is (even on something this cheap) that if I buy this set and they’re not worth crap, then I’ll end up paying twice as much for a set that’s a little better, but still not top of the line. Then I’m out of the $8 when I could have just spent $16 to start with instead of $24. I’ll probably order them and take my chances. I honestly don’t look at spending money the same way I used to and I’m sure that most of us don’t. It used to be that if you had a few extra bucks they would burn a hole in my pocket until I got rid of them. Now days, most of us are afraid to spend any extra $$ we have just because we don’t know what may come up tomorrow.
- JJ

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 09:54 PM

A premium set will cost you a lot more than $24… that’s why buying a cheap set and figuring out which ones you’ll even use at all is the way to go. then replace the ones you use a lot with good ones as the cheap ones wear out.

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 10:41 PM

Gezzzz I just paid $40 for this set.

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 10:52 PM

I’ve had that set for 4-6 months and haven’t had any break or wear out yet. (I’m not a “power” user, though.)

-- Joe

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#7 posted 03-21-2011 12:39 AM

That’s what I wanted to hear, Joe. Thank you.

GMman, is that a socket set or a drill bit driver set?

- JJ

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#8 posted 03-21-2011 04:46 AM

Hell of a Good Deal JJ!!

I’m in Canada. If I saw that up here “In The Blink Of An Eye!”

Know what I Like? Second Line Down, one in, left side, in the Lid…... Hook/Eye Turner or whatever they call it.

I bought one at HD about 6 months ago. $4 to $5 Bucks for it alone.

GOOD SCORE BUDDY!!

Rick

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#9 posted 03-21-2011 01:19 PM

Thanks, its on its way.
- JJ

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 02:44 PM

Hi Junior Jock,
Over the years I bought lots of cheap driver bits, sometimes the Robertson (square) bits did not perform well, there were enough of them in the package that I just discarded them and took a new one. The square bits would round off so that they were ineffective. I got tired of the cheap bits and went to Home Hardware (Canada) and bought square bits that were around $3.00 each, in 3 years I’m still using them, proving you get only what you pay for. The new bits have paid for themselves over and over many times. I realize you have made your purchase, remember this post when you buy again.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 03:48 PM

That was sort of what I was thinking when I started this thread, Jack. But for the price of these bits (and the quantity) I figure I can use these and figure out which bits I use the most and when it comes time to replace them, go with the good ones, like you’re talking about, and only buy the ones that I use the most. It’s a set of 100 and I know I won’t use all of them, and some will get used several times a day. Plus, it seems like everything that is manufactured now days has some type of screw with a strange head on it. This set should help with that. Thanks for your suggestion.

Rick, thanks. Like I said I’m a “tight wad”. And I’ll bet lots of people are keeping a closer eye on their money these days. Thanks.

I have a brother-in-law (that I think of as a brother) who is always helping me out with stuff that needs done around the house. I can’t do a lot because of my back. He’s got a bad back too, but just as bad as mine. I picked up a set for him too. I’ll probably tell him I paid $20-$30 for them….. Hell, he’ll know better, because he knows how cheap I am.

- JJ

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