Another amazing set of tools from Craftsman.
I only wish they would design sets like these that give you doubles of the smaller bits. Because it is the smaller bits that always break first, leaving the collection incomplete, and the replacements are $5 each.
I suggest one of the following:
1. Design sets with doubles of all bit sizes 3/16 and smaller.
2. Offer the smaller bits in packages of 2 or 3, instead of singles @$5 ea.
3. Offer "small sets" of 3/16 and smaller, so that you can buy those sets to replace only the smaller broken bits.
The way things are, the larger bits that don't get used as much, or don't break as often, end up going to waste. That's not very green for 2012, or productive for any year.
None of this takes away from the fact that the bits are excellent bits, and that's why they get 4 stars. For the 5th star I would have to see a better set design or other product offerings that actually acknowledge what everyone who uses drills already knows - that the smaller bits always break first.
Purchased based on the representation that these are adequate to drill steel, actually no better than typical hardware store bits for less money. I was suspect when the package indicated they were not made in the United States, my concerns about being of poor import quality have been realized. Mentioned this in the local Sears store and they indicated drill bits are not part of Craftsman lifetime satisfied guarantee. Would return them but they will not take them back.
So far …. perfect !
I'll update my review when I've used them for 6 months and have really tested their durability.
If you know about cobalt bits you already know this set is a bargain. If you don't know, Cobalt bits are much harder and hold an edge much longer. the only down side is they are a bit brittle and will snap easier than other materials if you put to much side load on them. This Craftsman set is a great deal for the price!
Used this set for the first time today to drill out two large Aluminum Pop Rivets. Much to my surprise, three of the Bits broke!!! Cheap junk!!!
These are great drill bits. They stay sharp for along time, even when used on metal.
I think these were a great choice Full disclosure, I haven’t used them yet, but according to the package they will work on almost anything. I was so tired of breaking beds and telling them when I had to drill through metal. Hopefully, this will be my last set for a long time!