Lowes is prolonging their Black Friday promotion of $10 for an Irwin 63 piece bit set. For this ridiculously low price you get 43 screwdriver bits, and 20 drill bits — 15 black oxide split points along with five spade bits.
From the looks of the above photo-chopped image taken from its product page, this may be a special Lowes-only bundle. Several Lowes stores in my area still have several dozen sets each, so there’s no need to rush to the store just yet.
After purchasing a set for myself, though, I have a few observations to share. The spade bits are Speedbor bits, but without the blue accent coating. A similar six-piece Speedbor set is street priced at $10, so the missing coating is nothing to get too worked up over — given the savings. The drill bit set is decent, ranging from 1/16″ to 3/8″ with duplicate 1/16″ and 1/8″ bits. The “contractor” driver bit set is a bit disappointing though, with only nine unique sizes and a magnetic holder, but it should suffice for 90% of one’s needs. All in all, you definitely get your money’s worth.
Don’t forget that orders over $49 are eligible for free ground shipping.
Irwin 63 Piece Bit Set [Lowes]