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Makita T-01725 Contractor-Grade Bit Set, 70-Pc [70-piece] $21.99+ free Shipping for prime

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1) Compatible with 1/4" impact drivers and 3/8" or 1/2" driver/drills
2)For use in wood, plastic and metal
3)Made from S2 modified steel, and heat treated for longer life
4)Black oxide finish engineered to resist corrosion
5)UltraLok™ 1/4" hex shanks are engineered for fast and easy bit changes and no drill bit spin-out
Amazon has Contractor-Grade Bit Set for $21.99
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Created 09-29-2017 at 02:15 AM by JESSBUBBLE0
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Our community has rated this post as helpful. If you agree, why not rep blocky?
This set has been around for maybe 8 years? I picked up 4 a few years ago on a slick deal for ~$7 each. It's a very good assortment if you want everything in one case, with caveats:

1. The bits are quite good, but the hardness of the S2 steel means that sometimes the tips shear off under a continuous torque - so they are better used with impacts than regular drivers.

2. The magnetic bit holder is weak and not a precise fit compared to the the newer makita impact gold stuff and similar offerings from milwaukee and dewalt. It's better than not having one, but it often leaves the bit in the screw, which is annoying days when I'm driving lots of screws. On the job site, I found myself using gaff tape to keep my bits in.

3. The case has little teal tabs that keep the grey holders in place - these swivel out but it's kind of fussy to get bits out when you are working quickly, and if everything isn't lined up, it can prevent the case from closing.

4. Also there is no indication from the outside of the case, but you better open it with the left side down or all those loose 1" bit tips will tumble out. I put a bright piece of tape on the right half of the clamshell to indicate 'THIS SIDE UP', but it still happens almost everytime a coworker goes for a bit.

Unless you are obsessively methodical, you will probably lose half the bits before you get to using them, so think of this as an expensive 35-pc kit.

The bits themselves are pretty long-wearing and well balanced, and there are a lot of them! I've even resharpened the twist drills on my bench grinder. I now keep these in my shop and use them to restock better bit cases.

Overall, lukewarm deal at this price.
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thanks blocky for good review. however CCC shows its typically at this price all the time. will add to watch list though.
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