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DEWALT DW1956 Pilot Point 16-Piece Twist Drill Bit Assortment

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  • Pilot point tips for clean, accurate holes
  • No-spin shank eliminates spinning in the chuck, size markings located above shank to prevent wearing away
  • Designed to reduce lock-up on breakthrough
  • Bits include (in inches) two 1/16-, 5/64-, 3/32-, 7/64-, 1/8-, 9/64-, 5/32- and 11/64-inch split point drill bits
  • Also includes 3/16-, 13/64-, 7/32-, 1/4-, 5/16-, 3/8- and 1/2-inch pilot point drill bits
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DEWALT DW1956 Pilot Point 16-Piece Twist Drill Bit Assortment + DEWALT DW2163 37-Piece Screwdriving Set with Tough Case + DEWALT DCD760KL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit
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Technical Details
Part Number 115-DW1956
Item Weight15.2 ounces
Product Dimensions8.8 x 8.8 x 1.4 inches
OriginGermany
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Item model numberDW1956
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty DescriptionSatisfaction guaranteed
  
Additional Information
ASINB0000E6UE1
Best Sellers Rank #11,483 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2002
  
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The DeWalt DW1956 16-piece Pilot Point twist drill bit assortment comes with pilot point tips for starts on contact that result in clean, accurate holes. These bits are designed to reduce lock-up on breakthrough, and also feature a no-spin shank that eliminates the frustration of bit spinning in the chuck. Other features include a tapered web for greater durability and reduced breaking, and size markings that are located above the shank to prevent wearing away. This kit comes with two 1/16-inch, one 5/64-inch, one 3/32-inch, one 7/64-inch, one 1/8-inch, one 9/64-inch, one 5/32-inch, and one 11/64-inch split point drill bits and one 3/16-inch, one 13/64-inch, one 7/32-inch, one 1/4-inch, one 5/16-inch, one 3/8-inch, and one 1/2-inch pilot point drill bits, and a secure carrying case.

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Customer Reviews

These drill bits are very well made in a nice case.
P Cheng
If you want to drill a pilot hole half way through a wood table top, the bit gets sucked into the wood and the bit will come through the top of your table.
Expert Review
These are excellent bits - Dewalt always produces quality products.
Redhead

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By ScottG on June 3, 2002
These are the best bits I have owned particularly for metal. They cut extremely well and stay sharp. In a cordless drill, even the 1/2 inch bit drills through steel like butter. In wood they will literally pull the cordless drill through causing some tear-out on the back side unless a backer board is used or you hold back on the drill as it breaks through. They are exceptional when used in a drill press for both wood and metal.
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62 of 76 people found the following review helpful By M. Geiser on October 8, 2005
These bits were fine for utility work but when used for any finish work.. (i.e. mounting hardware or trying to drill w/o going all the way through) they are too hungry for the wood. The larger bits don't actually drill through the wood so much as drill into it like a screw. Even when being extra careful to apply light pressure the drill was twisted out of my hand as the bit tore through my workpiece. while drilling through some Maple Plywood drawer fronts the bit pulled the workpiece up off the table and out of my hand leaving a large chipped out area of veneer on the face of my piece. I also wasn't impressed with the pilot point, the bit still walked. Nothing beats an awl or center punch for accurate drilling
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Scott Pointon VINE VOICE on January 17, 2005
I bought this set at Lowe's and so far I am very pleased with their quality. I paid about the same price but I also got a free DeWalt baseball cap in the deal! The bits have stayed sharp through many projects and this new design for the case is a vast improvement - the hinge is much stronger and I feel it will hold up well. Because this assortment includes all of the sizes you would use most often, I keep mine right in the case with my DeWalt cordless drill so I am never without them!

Buy these and you won't regret it - especially if you often work away from your workshop!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "jasoncoltharp" on June 3, 2004
I am a big fan of this set and of DeWalt's pilot point drill bits. However, once the pilot point dulls it is difficult to sharpen, and individual replacement pilot point bits are hard/impossible to find. So it's either go back to regular bits for replacement, or buy an entirely new kit.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful By V. Hoang on June 24, 2005
I've owned this set for a year with very infrequent use and half of the bits are useless now. It was sharp at first but dulls pretty quickly although it lasted much longer than the Black and Decker bits. I dropped the largest bit 3/8 from waiste height and it broke in half. Anyway, I'm now shopping for another set of drill bits and Dewalt drill bits are not going to be on my shopping list.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Willy Wailer on December 17, 2011
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As others have stated, these bits are very aggressive and very sharp. If you intend to use a good cordless hand drill and think that you will hold the piece in your other hand, not going to happen. I use drills each day and these drills are best (excellent) for drill press.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Empire City on September 22, 2003
I used these bits for a heavy duty job drilling both wood and aluminum. They worked great for a while, however, the Pilot Point Tip eventually lots its bite. With a dull Pilot Point Tip the drill bit will simply spin on top of the surface you're drilling. So once the Tip is dull you'll either need to sharpen it, which is difficult because its so small, or throw away the bit.
Its a real shame because until the tip dulled the bits did a fantastic job. However, I'm switching back to a standard tip drill bit.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Expert Review on May 15, 2011
You have no control on the feed rate of these drill bits. If you want to drill a pilot hole half way through a wood table top, the bit gets sucked into the wood and the bit will come through the top of your table. I've used drill bits of every type for the last 40 years, I have never seen anything so bad. I have a brand new set, but they are worthless. I only use my old set. If you have a table drill you may be able to get some control with the feed rate of these bits, but for hand tools you will constantly be struggling. I know this point has already been made, but somehow many others have prematurely given these bits a higher rating. These people probably have only used the smallest sizes with harder wood. My old set worked with all types of wood and metals with no problems. Do yourself a favor and keep looking.
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