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Right now you can get Milwaukee’s 48-89-1105 1/16″ to-1/2″ titanium coated 20-piece twist drill bit set for $24.99, about half off retail and the lowest price we found online.

According to Milwaukee’s website, the set comes with three flat, no-spin shanks at 13/64″ and larger to prevent slipping in the chuck and a 135-degree split point that self-centers to reduce “walking.” The titanium coating allows bits to withstands high temperatures by reducing friction and increasing resistance to wear over time.

Reviews [What’s This?] over at Amazon indicate that the bits are quite sharp right out of the box. This set may not be the highest quality set of bits out there, but it’s a good basic 20-piece set for a reasonable price, and it seems most of the customer reviews are positive about the general durability.

If you have experience with these bits, let us know what you think in comments.

Via Amazon [What’s This?]
20 Piece Titanium Drill Bit Set 48-89-1105 [Milwaukee]

 

3 Responses to Dealmonger: Milwaukee Titanium-Coated Bit Set

  1. Phil says:

    I have this set (and a similar Bosch set). So far it’s been decent at holding an edge in the general usage these things find. The quantity count is a bit misleading, though, since the five smallest bits are double in number, meaning the set offers only 15 different diameters. This may be a plus for those who have a tendency to break smaller bits or cannot sharpen them.

    I bought these for less than 30 bux at one of the big box stores more than a year ago on sale.

  2. PutnamEco says:

    I think this set is about middle of the road quality. Not the best not the worst. I don’t think $25 is a bargain. I usually shop around and find most bit sets of comparable value under the $20 mark. For wood I find the Dewalt pilot points (DW1956) are my favorites of the bits that can be picked up at the local big box.Good luck resharpening though. I have had pretty good luck with most bit sets, even those from Skil and Ryobi. I believe plating bits is of dubious value for most wood working. For metal I usually reach for a cobalt set, Bosch (CO18 ) being my current set. I also lean towards Bosch for my masonry bits, although I will grab Hiltis if they are available.

  3. DEXTER says:

    Also bought set at the big box for about same price as listed, maybe a little less.

    Okay for general use, but it’s Chinese quality. Not super durable really.

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