I have a couple of small projects on the drawing boards and need to drill about half dozen holes in 1/4 aluminum plate and a couple in 3/4 steel. My cheapie set was having trouble with the steel. I'm looking for something that is worth hanging onto after I'm done.Are you interested in just a one-time buy of a small set of bits for occasional use in wood and metal? Your stipulation is wanting to buy buy a set of 5 bits, total - 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8. Or, are you a frequent user of drill bits who will need to replace bits often as you wear them out? I'm assuming you don't sharpen bits. And if all you need are 5 drill bits, I'd say just go to Lowes and pick up a 5 piece set of Irwin bits.
I have had decent luck with these. Most of the usage has been drilling out 7075 aluminum in my mill and occasional use to make pilot holes in wood projects. I even used a 3/8" to hog out some holes in 3/16" angle iron. I haven't broken one or thought any of them have gotten dull yet. I used to just get the cheapo sets from harborfreight. Those never lasted very long.The MILWAUKEE 15 piece Cobalt RED HELIX Drill Bit Kit is engineered for extreme durability and long life in hard metal applications. The drill bits are designed with Variable Helix featuring an aggressivewww.homedepot.com
Heck no, don't take them back. If you are like me, you will misplace the size bit you need for an urgent task, and spares will come in handy even if they aren't top of the line.I was at Lowe's today and picked up this set. Made in USA from foreign material...
That was before I saw the two votes for the Milwaukee sets from HD. What do you all think? Take them back and get the Milwaukee set?