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HF Warrior Titanium Drill Bit Set, 29 Pc. ($9.99 in store but shipping avail)

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This is HF's Black Friday sale, and I picked up 2 more of these in store (my store had plenty when I was there). Some of HF's coupon-less deals are not quite as great anymore, however, I own a couple sets of these bits and $10 seems like a steal to me for the quality. Even the case/bit organizer is really nice.


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High speed steel titanium drill bits run cooler, drill smoother and last up to three times longer than your standard drill bit set. The titanium coating protects the steel bit for extended performance. The drill bit set features regular 118° tips for drilling in wood, metal, plastic and most other materials.
  • Titanium drill bits run cooler, drill smoother and last longer than standard bits
  • High speed steel
  • 118 deg. point
  • Size range: 1/16 in. to 1/2 in. by 64ths

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If these titanium bits are even slightly good, this is a great deal.

I still assume most of the stuff harbor freight sells, is just cheap Chinese junk, but I'm going on 20yrs now with my $49 harbor freight bench vise and 18 yrs with my $80 harbor freight 8" bench grinder, neither gets used a lot but they are both still working. The Bench Grinder has never been very good, but it's been serviceable. The Bench Vise has been great, and I expect it to last at least another 20yrs. The point being, there's still some potential good values to be had at Harbor Freight, this seems like one of them. As long as you get a couple holes out of every bit, you got a pretty good deal for 10$. If you get less than a couple holes, this deal sucks, if you get more bit longevity it's a great deal.
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If these titanium bits are even slightly good, this is a great deal.

I still assume most of the stuff harbor freight sells, is just cheap Chinese junk, but I'm going on 20yrs now with my $49 harbor freight bench vise and 18 yrs with my $80 harbor freight 8" bench grinder, neither gets used a lot but they are both still working. The Bench Grinder has never been very good, but it's been serviceable. The Bench Vise has been great, and I expect it to last at least another 20yrs. The point being, there's still some potential good values to be had at Harbor Freight, this seems like one of them. As long as you get a couple holes out of every bit, you got a pretty good deal for 10$. If you get less than a couple holes, this deal sucks, if you get more bit longevity it's a great deal.
See the HF link... HF posted some machinist's YouTube video right on the product page. The guy conducts a "torture test" where he uses a 3/16 bit from the set to drill 128 holes through 1/4 plate steel using a drill press. I can tell you from personal experience, though, it's outstanding quality at the price. I don't think you can find a better, more complete set, anywhere for less than price of this set.
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Twisted metal rubbish
Wow, what a helpful comment "Jenny." 6,295 reviews, and 4.5 out of 5 stars on HF. Maybe you can explain why they're "rubbish."
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I've got these, but reach for the step drill bits more bc they are just more effective albeit triple the price. They also have the quick release so you can use them with an impact driver and get more rpms.

https://www.harborfreight.com/cob...64672.html
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https://youtu.be/xgQeSrsAXgE

Below average bits at the best and that's being generous.
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https://youtu.be/xgQeSrsAXgE

Below average bits at the best and that's being generous.
In the Project Farm video you linked, this same set is listed as $19 and the winning DeWalt and Bosch drill bit sets were even more money and much smaller sets. Again, find a better sub $10, 29 drill bit + set.
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I own this set and I think it's good for the $10. Just basic home reno projects so it doesn't get used very often.
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I have had this set in addition to my nice dewalt set. To be honest, yes they are harbor freight, not great, but absolutely with the $10 for average everyday use. I had 2 that weren't straight right or of the box, the rest have survived a bearing and done really well. I killed one trying to drill thru some hinges, but I also killed one of my dewalt bits doing the same job. For $10, with it for a set that will do most things just fine and if you kill one, you aren't stressing about it.
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I have the 115p and this 29p M2 HSS titanium sets.
M2 grade HSS is good, better than other low end HSS (for instance ive seen Skil and ToolShop from menards, and a few others use 4241 grade HSS which is really bad)
If the cutting edges are ground well, they can perform well for the price.
The huge problem is, the quality control for HF is horrendous. There is a large portion of my drill bits that were ground poorly. Some were not even deburred before they coated them.

Good for the price, but they are priced this way for a reason.
Just understand there will 100% be bits in your set that will be ground poorly and not drill metal, that have uneven grinds which will oval out and oversize your holes (or snap your bit), some will just be straight up blunt out of the box.
Regrind the crappily made bits with a drill doctor (or other sharpener) and youll be golden.
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In the Project Farm video you linked, this same set is listed as $19 and the winning DeWalt and Bosch drill bit sets were even more money and much smaller sets. Again, find a better sub $10, 29 drill bit + set.
I'd rather spend a bit (no pun intended) more and get something of better quality but then that is what sets a lot of these HF "great deals' apart. Some like the quantity vs the quality. Personally I don't care if these are the best 10 dollar bits on the planet if they are garbage they are garbage.
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I'd rather spend a bit (no pun intended) more and get something of better quality but then that is what sets a lot of these HF "great deals' apart. Some like the quantity vs the quality. Personally I don't care if these are the best 10 dollar bits on the planet if they are garbage they are garbage.
They're not garbage. I haven't seen one independent review that says they're garbage. It's funny... you post a deal for a more expensive tool like knipex or Gearwrench and a third of the comments are about "I can get it cheaper at Harbor Freight..." -- then you post a good Harbor Freight deal, and then most of the comments are about Harbor Freight being trash. I'm getting the sense people just like to bitch a lot. I own better bits, myself.. high end USA made specialty steel bits, Makita, German made Black & Decker... but guess what, in the smaller sizes, they break as well. Only when they break, they're not $10 for 29 bits... you can't even get German made B&D bits, anymore.

These bits are great for the price. They're so inexpensive, I keep a set in the case with one of my portable drill just so I always have them. At 29 bits, its a very complete set... and if you read the thousands of comments on HF's website, most are very positive... and those people actually bought the bits.
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They're not garbage. I haven't seen one independent review that says they're garbage.
Then you have not been reading the comments in your own thread... This is not a deal when you have to make a special trip to a store on short notice, or pay for the shipping. Maybe at some point HF will move into the 21st century and allow ordering online to later pick up in store at the customer's convenience. If I were there, I would pick these up for $10 as throwaway or loaner bits, but not making a special trip.... make sense?

HF does sell some decent bits.... try the M35 cobalt setssuch as this one [harborfreight.com]. Not great out of the box, but once touched up/sharpened, they are decent bits worthy of the cost.

PS: Anytime you whine about down votes, you are going to get more... so stop with the begging. The confident real experts could care less about recognition, let alone the politics being played more and more on this site.
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