Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Forum Thread

Milwaukee High Speed Wood Spade Bit Set (13-Piece)-48-27-1520 - The Home Depot $19.97

$19.97
+10 Deal Score
6,976 Views
Milwaukee High Speed Wood Spade Bit Set (13-Piece)

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwa.../305537862
Share
Good deal?
You gave thanks to ebbnflow00 for this post.
Thank you!
ebbnflow00 posted this deal. Say thanks!
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+10
6,976 Views
$19.97
About the OP
Send Message
Joined Jan 2010 L5: Journeyman
359 Reputation Points
0 Deals Posted
0 Votes Submitted
531 Comments Posted
Questions & Answers BETA
Ask our community of deal experts a question about this deal, product, or store.

24 Comments

1 2

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2020
L1: Learner
461 Posts
177 Reputation
Pro
#2
Better than their hilarious $40 price tag. I assume this.is to sell off the last ones before discontinuing them?

I'm not sure I know anyone still using regular flat spade bits. There's so many better types if bits that do a spade bits job, and they do it much better. But, there may be some sentimental need?

Either way, I will shed no tears when slotted screws, and spade bits fade from existence
Like Reaction
3
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
4
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2012
L1: Learner
17 Posts
10 Reputation
#3
Quote from IncompletePerfect :
Better than their hilarious $40 price tag. I assume this.is to sell off the last ones before discontinuing them?

I'm not sure I know anyone still using regular flat spade bits. There's so many better types if bits that do a spade bits job, and they do it much better. But, there may be some sentimental need?

Either way, I will shed no tears when slotted screws, and spade bits fade from existence
What's a better alternative? Curious as I'm a noob to this stuff...
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2009
L1: Learner
8 Posts
26 Reputation
#4
Quote from mtcrownhead :
What's a better alternative? Curious as I'm a noob to this stuff...
Probably forstner or speedbor-style if I were to guess
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2021
New User
6 Posts
10 Reputation
#5
I got some, thanks!
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Apr 2008
L5: Journeyman
561 Posts
53 Reputation
#6
For $20 it is worth the price. These will always have a place someones tool chest. Yes other options are more expensive, and well worth the price, though good tools occasionally are.
Like Reaction
1
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2014
L2: Beginner
89 Posts
36 Reputation
#7
Quote from mtcrownhead :
What's a better alternative? Curious as I'm a noob to this stuff...
This same set was posted a couple weeks back at this same price point. I'm certain this set has been $20 for months now because I was between this set and the Diablo set for $10 more. I went with the Diablo set and have not been disappointed. The set cuts through wood extremely well.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DIABL.../313313791
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2004
L7: Teacher
2,269 Posts
752 Reputation
#8
Quote from EnsuingRequiem :
Probably forstner or speedbor-style if I were to guess

Interesting video here comparing the limitation of the speedbor bit vs. the new style bosch daredevil/diablo speed demons paddle bits (which BTW are the same type of bit made in the same factory).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBgc0fYBH4M

I've always thought that forstner bits are primarly used with drill press when trying to create different circular depth cuts. I know they can be used with regular drills but I never thought there were considered a good replacement for paddle bits or hole saws.
Like Reaction
3
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2004
L7: Teacher
2,269 Posts
752 Reputation
#9
Quote from smithmal :
Interesting video here comparing the limitation of the speedbor bit vs. the new style bosch daredevil/diablo speed demons paddle bits (which BTW are the same type of bit made in the same factory).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBgc0fYBH4M

I've always thought that forstner bits are primarly used with drill press when trying to create different circular depth cuts. I know they can be used with regular drills but I never thought there were considered a good replacement for paddle bits or hole saws.
That being said the new style Bosch/Diablo paddle bits are much quicker and provide cleaner cuts then these old style Milwaukee paddle bits.
Like Reaction
2
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2008
L3: Novice
145 Posts
40 Reputation
#10
Quote from EnsuingRequiem :
Probably forstner or speedbor-style if I were to guess
Speedbor bits are too aggressive; if the chuck is turning the bit is advancing. Forstener for clean, flat bottom holes. I'll stick with spade bits for boring holes in studs.
Like Reaction
3
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2021
L2: Beginner
56 Posts
18 Reputation
#11
Generally, I agree. Spade bits = hand drill for quick & dirty holes, forstners = drill press w/ more precision, clean edges & bottom. I also prefer the Bosch Daredevil style if I need a spade.

Not quite a one-for-one size comparison but similar price... https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bosch.../305435416
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Last edited by cdmcc April 22, 2021 at 06:04 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2010
Saving by Spending!
212 Posts
30 Reputation
#12
Not sure if this is the same "Quality" but something to consider if you are interetsed in this deal?
IRWIN Speedbor Classic 14-Piece Assorted Woodboring Spade Drill Bit Set $13.98 Item #776010 Model #1768350
https://www.lowes.com/pd/IRWIN-SP...lsrc=aw.ds
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2012
Who me?
11,714 Posts
3,910 Reputation
Expert
#13
Quote from smithmal :
Interesting video here comparing the limitation of the speedbor bit vs. the new style bosch daredevil/diablo speed demons paddle bits (which BTW are the same type of bit made in the same factory).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBgc0fYBH4M

I've always thought that forstner bits are primarly used with drill press when trying to create different circular depth cuts. I know they can be used with regular drills but I never thought there were considered a good replacement for paddle bits or hole saws.
Sorry, but I gotta say that it seemed like he was having an undue amount of trouble getting the spade bit through a 2x4, was it even sharp? He also set that Max Speedbor bit up to fail by drilling at the end of a board that he had pre-weakened and complains that it can't be used on an expensive door. Well, he sorta got that right, a forstner bit is the right tool for doors. Leave the spades and speedbors for blowing holes through studs.

But yeah, a shaped bit with a screw tip is going to be faster than a traditional flat spade bit. However, they can be aggressive so if your goal is to get a cleaner hole by drilling from both sides, the non-threaded tip would be better.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2013
Move Along... Nothing to
345 Posts
368 Reputation
Pro
Expert
#14
At this price- it's better to grab these than the harbor freight ones.
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
1
Reply
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2020
L1: Learner
461 Posts
177 Reputation
Pro
#15
Quote from jeff34270 :
Sorry, but I gotta say that it seemed like he was having an undue amount of trouble getting the spade bit through a 2x4, was it even sharp? He also set that Max Speedbor bit up to fail by drilling at the end of a board that he had pre-weakened and complains that it can't be used on an expensive door. Well, he sorta got that right, a forstner bit is the right tool for doors. Leave the spades and speedbors for blowing holes through studs.

But yeah, a shaped bit with a screw tip is going to be faster than a traditional flat spade bit. However, they can be aggressive so if your goal is to get a cleaner hole by drilling from both sides, the non-threaded tip would be better.
I'm yet to watch the video, but from your comment, I can assume it was the VCG channel? Those dingus's are to tools what the show "Ancient Aliens" is to History. Lol.

But I could be wrong... clicking link now...

(Seems I was wrong... it wasn't VCG. But your point was valid in the uploaders "test".)
Like Reaction
0
Funny Reaction
0
Helpful Reaction
0
Nothelpful Reaction
0
Reply
Last edited by IncompletePerfect April 22, 2021 at 11:44 AM.
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 

Trending Stores

Coupons for Popular Stores

Link Copied to Clipboard

Slickdeals is community-supported. We may get paid by brands or deals, including promoted items.