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Dec 16, 2018
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[Home Depot] Ridgid 43 piece drive kit with hard case - $9.98

Better value than other alternatives I saw in store from DeWalt, Ryobi, Milwaukee, etc.

I think I've seen this kit in hot deals before, saw plenty of stock in-store
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Jun 12, 2018
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Good price I guess but do people really use those short tiny bits? I use them only when I have to. Not enough of the mid length bits in this kit
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Feb 5, 2006
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I see this kit has almost all little shorty screwdriver bits that require using an adaptor.

That may be fine for very occasional use, but for any serious screw-driving a one-piece, 2" or longer bit with an impact-driver hex fitting will work much more efficiently.
Newbie
May 26, 2015
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Vancouver
i have that kit, the bits are not easy to get in and out, it annoys me everytime!
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Mar 25, 2018
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I have been looking for a cheap set that’s not horrible quality.
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Apr 29, 2018
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Toronto
Milwaukee FTW on impact rated bits..
Mother of all necessities ---> RFD
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Aug 8, 2010
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These bits are junk.
Very soft metal and NOT for any kind of real work.
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Jun 21, 2003
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I hate the inflated numbers of basically every driver kit ever. They tend to be at least 50% the tiny bits which are basically useless. I never use them. I’d much prefer a 15-20 piece kit of useable 4-8” bits.
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Aug 27, 2012
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ChicoQuente wrote: I hate the inflated numbers of basically every driver kit ever. They tend to be at least 50% the tiny bits which are basically useless. I never use them. I’d much prefer a 15-20 piece kit of useable 4-8” bits.
Do they exist? I have so many useless tiny bits from various sets. I'm looking for a set with longer bits and various heads.
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Jun 21, 2021
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ChicoQuente wrote: I hate the inflated numbers of basically every driver kit ever. They tend to be at least 50% the tiny bits which are basically useless. I never use them. I’d much prefer a 15-20 piece kit of useable 4-8” bits.
lol such a scam industry
they do it on purpose so you can think youre getting a deal with all those useless bits even though literally 1 bit is the good one in these sets.
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th3xeroeagle wrote: Do they exist? I have so many useless tiny bits from various sets. I'm looking for a set with longer bits and various heads.
No not that I have ever seen. The sets are always these stupid ones. Personally I just end up buying singles even though it costs more that way. I would never use the small ones, ever so these kits are absolutely useless to me. I would rather have fewer bits of higher quality than a massive pile of 90% useless bits. If they ever start making these kits but with only longer bits I’ll be all over it.
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ChicoQuente wrote: No not that I have ever seen. The sets are always these stupid ones. Personally I just end up buying singles even though it costs more that way. I would never use the small ones, ever so these kits are absolutely useless to me. I would rather have fewer bits of higher quality than a massive pile of 90% useless bits. If they ever start making these kits but with only longer bits I’ll be all over it.
Milwaukee sells packages of 5 or 10 proper impact-rated driver bits in Robertson and Phillips. No shoddy "adaptor" needed.
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Dec 20, 2004
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These bits are fine for general work around the house. But not for any serious renovation work, etc.. And don't even think about using for impact work, they will not only strip your bits, but your screws also and you'll be cursing. Job goes so much easier (and faster) when you have the right tools and bits.

If you need something to use on an impact driver, get a small set like this one if you don't want to spend a fortune:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001639741
Won't break the bank and has all the common bits you will typically use with an impact.

I personally bought a 15 pack of square #2 bits and a 15 pack of 2" PH#2 bits, which are the most common used with impact, and they last forever.

I find Milwaukee bits are some of the strongest, then Bosch and Dewalt (impact version) is not too bad either.

I do have 1x 3.5" PH#2 and 3.5" SQ#2 for those specific cases where the longer reach is needed. But it is not a frequent need (at least not for me).
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Nov 23, 2017
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migotist wrote: Milwaukee FTW on impact rated bits..
I clicked this thread and saw the small thumbnail and thought these might have been impact rated for a second.
I borrowed a set of those Milwaukee impact bits from a friend and was thoroughly impressed, I need to get a set of those myself.
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Mar 2, 2019
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Serious question, why are the 1" bits not considered useful? Looking into buying a set of driving bits

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