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DEWALT DW1956 Pilot Point 16-Piece Twist Drill Bit Assortment
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DEWALT DW1956 Pilot Point 16-Piece Twist Drill Bit Assortment

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The DeWalt DW1956 16-piece Pilot Point twist drill bit assortment comes with pilot point tips for starts on contact that result in clean, accurate holes. These bits are designed to reduce lock-up on breakthrough, and also feature a no-spin shank that eliminates the frustration of bit spinning in the chuck. Other features include a tapered web for greater durability and reduced breaking, and size markings that are located above the shank to prevent wearing away. This kit comes with two 1/16-inch, one 5/64-inch, one 3/32-inch, one 7/64-inch, one 1/8-inch, one 9/64-inch, one 5/32-inch, and one 11/64-inch split point drill bits and one 3/16-inch, one 13/64-inch, one 7/32-inch, one 1/4-inch, one 5/16-inch, one 3/8-inch, and one 1/2-inch pilot point drill bits, and a secure carrying case.


Pilot point tips for clean, accurate holes

No-spin shank eliminates spinning in the chuck, size markings located above shank to prevent wearing away

Designed to reduce lock-up on breakthrough

Bits include (in inches) two 1/16-, 5/64-, 3/32-, 7/64-, 1/8-, 9/64-, 5/32- and 11/64-inch split point drill bits

Also includes 3/16-, 13/64-, 7/32-, 1/4-, 5/16-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch pilot point drill bits

Product Details:
Product Length: 8.75 inches
Product Width: 8.75 inches
Product Height: 1.38 inches
Product Weight: 1.2 pounds
Package Length: 8.4 inches
Package Width: 8.3 inches
Package Height: 1.3 inches
Package Weight: 0.95 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 117 reviews
Customer Reviews:
Average Customer Review: 4.5 ( 117 customer reviews )
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65 of 79 found the following review helpful:

2Far too agressive!!!Oct 08, 2005
By M. Geiser "matt"
These bits were fine for utility work but when used for any finish work.. (i.e. mounting hardware or trying to drill w/o going all the way through) they are too hungry for the wood. The larger bits don't actually drill through the wood so much as drill into it like a screw. Even when being extra careful to apply light pressure the drill was twisted out of my hand as the bit tore through my workpiece. while drilling through some Maple Plywood drawer fronts the bit pulled the workpiece up off the table and out of my hand leaving a large chipped out area of veneer on the face of my piece. I also wasn't impressed with the pilot point, the bit still walked. Nothing beats an awl or center punch for accurate drilling

20 of 22 found the following review helpful:

5Great Set Of BitsJun 04, 2002
By ScottG
These are the best bits I have owned particularly for metal. They cut extremely well and stay sharp. In a cordless drill, even the 1/2 inch bit drills through steel like butter. In wood they will literally pull the cordless drill through causing some tear-out on the back side unless a backer board is used or you hold back on the drill as it breaks through. They are exceptional when used in a drill press for both wood and metal.

20 of 24 found the following review helpful:

5These are very good bits!Jan 17, 2005
By Scott Pointon "Former Marine, Librarian, Woodworker, Homebrewer"
I bought this set at Lowe's and so far I am very pleased with their quality. I paid about the same price but I also got a free DeWalt baseball cap in the deal! The bits have stayed sharp through many projects and this new design for the case is a vast improvement - the hinge is much stronger and I feel it will hold up well. Because this assortment includes all of the sizes you would use most often, I keep mine right in the case with my DeWalt cordless drill so I am never without them!

Buy these and you won't regret it - especially if you often work away from your workshop!

9 of 10 found the following review helpful:

1Don't buy for hand drillMay 16, 2011
By Expert_Review "Engineer"
You have no control on the feed rate of these drill bits. If you want to drill a pilot hole half way through a wood table top, the bit gets sucked into the wood and the bit will come through the top of your table. I've used drill bits of every type for the last 40 years, I have never seen anything so bad. I have a brand new set, but they are worthless. I only use my old set. If you have a table drill you may be able to get some control with the feed rate of these bits, but for hand tools you will constantly be struggling. I know this point has already been made, but somehow many others have prematurely given these bits a higher rating. These people probably have only used the smallest sizes with harder wood. My old set worked with all types of wood and metals with no problems. Do yourself a favor and keep looking.

5 of 5 found the following review helpful:

4Great bits while they last . . . .Jun 03, 2004

I am a big fan of this set and of DeWalt's pilot point drill bits. However, once the pilot point dulls it is difficult to sharpen, and individual replacement pilot point bits are hard/impossible to find. So it's either go back to regular bits for replacement, or buy an entirely new kit.

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