The top 5 drill bits of 2018
- 1 The top 5 drill bits of 2018
- 1.1 The DeWalt DW1177 Set
- 1.2 The DeWalt DW1361 Set
- 1.3 The DeWalt DW1354 Set
- 1.4 Craftsman Drilling and Driving Kit
- 1.5 Neiko 10193A Set
- 1.6 The Final Verdict
Before we dive too far into the world of the best drill bits, let’s define them for you. In short, they can drill metal, hardwood and many other materials at an intense cutting speed. They are heat-resistant than the conventional high-carbon steel.
The main question is what is the best drill but in 2018? If you want to know my thoughts and experiences with some of the best drill bits on the market, continue reading for the 2018 update! We’ve included the best of 2017 too, just so we have the best spread of drill bits for you.
An absolutely incredible bang for your buck, the DeWalt DW1177 is a 20-piece drill bit set that has come in handy for myself during my latest major move. As I’m someone who travels often, we can’t always bring big items to the new place. Therefore, we are left with becoming our own construction workers and building new things. The aforementioned metal drill bit set is one I would highly recommend based off of the features alone.
- Black oxide finish
- 135-degree split point design
- Durable case for storage
The performance of the DeWalt Dw1177 drill bit set speaks for itself, but if you’re looking for the promise of a word, here it is. The black oxide finish allows for optimal usage with a greater amount of wear protection; meaning that the quality of the coating will not become compromised over time. In return, the longevity of the DW1177 drill bit set is much greater than many on the market currently. As for the 135-degree split point design, this ensures that there’s a reduction in slippage and walking during usage. As you may know, this helps with precision and safe use of the drill bit set. Last but not least, every great product needs overall storage protection so the weather or outside conditions don’t compromise and destroy it over time. DeWalt made sure to supply a highly durable case for the DW1177 set – one that I haven’t had any issues with.
The only qualm with this set is that if you’re a professional, you may have used a higher quality set, however, if you’re a consumer, this set is fantastic for around the house projects, instead of industrial usage. I would highly recommend if you’re looking for something durable and long-term for an excellent price.
DeWalt is back at it again with the DW1361 Titanium pilot point drill bit set. At an attractive price, the quality and amount you get in this set is fantastic.
- Titanium pilot point
- No spin shanks
- Starts drilling on contact
Before anything let’s quickly mention that having a lack of spin shanks is awesome, but what’s even more awesome is the Titanium pilot point which gives a longer life for the bits. Secondly, the ability to start drilling on contact makes this drill bit set reliable and efficient regarding money, speed, and quality of work. It’s also worth mentioning that the tapered web allows for a higher longevity and durability as this design reduces and eliminates the risk of breakage.
While the price is fantastic and it is a best seller on the market, it’s worth mentioning that for those who are used to industrial grade materials, you may find this set a bit weak. Although, if you’re not someone who works in the industry and needs it for normal projects, the DW1361 provides more than enough. For drilling pine, plastic, or aluminum (thinner materials), it’s a fantastic purchase. You may need to be more experienced before drilling into anything quicker, though. For the price, it’s not something you can beat as DeWalt is a top-tier manufacturer.
Ahh, you may be wondering, “why so many DeWalt products?” My answer: they’re a fantastic manufacturer with excellent customer service, prices, and products. My question to you is: “Why not?”
- Titanium plot point
- Starts on contact
- Tapered web
As you may have heard before, having a titanium plot point means that you can expect the best drill bits to last much longer than those without. My favorite feature includes the ability to start drilling on contact, as this not only provides you with a cleaner hole and finished product but time efficiency – all wrapped up into one. As for the tapered web, this allows you to have a greater durability for the bit and eliminate the possibility of breaking.
One drawback of this set is that the smallest ones don’t need as much pressure. If you do, they may snap. However, with the optimal amount of pressure, this set will surpass your expectations of an incredibly inexpensive drill bit set. Much cheaper than anything on the market right now, especially for the quality, the DW1354 drill bit set can’t be beaten.
“Wow, a product that’s not DeWalt on your precious list?” Why yes, as the Craftsman 100-piece drilling set gives you a mind-boggling amount of product for such a little price.
- Drilling capabilities for metal, wood, masonry and plastic
- Power bits and drill bits
- Phillips and flathead
Let’s talk about a feature that’s much different than any I’ve worked with: The Craftsman set is capable of drilling into masonry, and they do it well! How exciting! Included in this 100-piece package are Phillips and flat power bits and drill bits for optimal convenience and variety.
The only disadvantage of this is that there are so many pieces and it may seem overwhelming to a consumer who’s new to the world of using a drill bit set. However, for the price, this provides MUCH more than others at the same price on the market. I would highly recommend this durable set to anyone who’s new to the world of drilling or a seasoned veteran.
Elegant in design, marketing, and price, the Neiko 10139A comes with a variety of personalization options and a sturdy product.
- 135-point split point tip
- Two flute design
- Package options
The 135-degree split point tip increases the speed that the drill bits slice at while self-centering so it doesn’t go to the wayside. The two-flute design allows the remaining chips to be cleared out of the way faster and allows the remnant particles to move away from more efficiently. As for the package options, there’s a three piece set and an individual pack with a variety of sizes to choose from.
A drawback to this set is that they wear slightly easily on harder and harsher materials, although, for consumers who need them for around-the-house projects, this fantastic set (in price and quality) is the set for you.
The Final Verdict
In my eyes, you can’t go wrong with the Craftsman set. There are so many drill bits to choose from with a variety of options that already come with the package. With a well-designed case setup, you’ll be able to find what you need efficiently and for a great price.