Wickes 149 piece Drill and Screwdriver Bit Set £6.72 - 75% off
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Wickes 149 piece Drill and Screwdriver Bit Set £6.72 - 75% off

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Found 4th Jun 2009Made hot 4th Jun 2009
Picked this set up in Wickes yesterday. Probably not great quality for professionals but should be suitable for all the DIYers out there...

Drill and Screwdriver Bit Set:
A wide range of HSS, masonry and wood drill bits
Plain slot, cross head and pozi screwdriver bits
Also includes hole saws and sanding drums

I think postage is £5.95 if ordering online. They had plenty in my local store though.

26 Comments

Delivery is quoted free but when you proceed to check out there is a 5.95 delivery charge...

Hi

Just a warning, I got this set and it's REALLY bad. Three of the drill bits bent the first time I used them - had to take it back. Isn't even work £6.72 I'm afriad :-( (I did actually try another set thinking it was just one dodgy lot, but the second lot did this also).

Avoid it

Original Poster

ReflexReact;5399066

HiJust a warning, I got this set and it's REALLY bad. Three of the drill … HiJust a warning, I got this set and it's REALLY bad. Three of the drill bits bent the first time I used them - had to take it back. Isn't even work £6.72 I'm afriad :-( (I did actually try another set thinking it was just one dodgy lot, but the second lot did this also).Avoid it



Thanks for the advice. I'll try them at the weekend and see, but sounds like I'll be heading back for a refund!

Well I bought one of these yesterday and used the masonry bits and flat driver bits fine. Not sure how you managed to bend them, but for 6.72 I'm going to pick up another 2 sets today.

Personally, I think it's an exceptional deal. My 2p.

BOJ

I bought the set a few weeks back for half original price of £13.

I have to disagree with the other poster and say this is fantastic value for money. Whilst this isn't for the professional handyman, this set has a mass of attachments which I have found useful around the house doing jobs. Great product for the money.

And for £6 odd, I am going to be going back to stock up. So if bits wear and tear I'll just crack open a new case....

I would recommend this to everyone, at this price you cannot go wrong. :-D

Wissy

bagofjuice;5399349

Well I bought one of these yesterday and used the masonry bits and flat … Well I bought one of these yesterday and used the masonry bits and flat driver bits fine. Not sure how you managed to bend them, but for 6.72 I'm going to pick up another 2 sets today.Personally, I think it's an exceptional deal. My 2p.BOJ



I agree, have used the smallest of drill bits under pressure and mine have drilled in and out smoothly.:thumbsup:

Banned

Cheap drill bits and especially driver bits cause more problems than just having to buy new ones every few months - they knacker the screws you're trying to put in/take out and a snapping cheap drill bit is dangerous and can ruin a good drill.

Stuff like this really is a case of buy cheap buy twice, but I suppose if you're building a balsa wood bird house or something, then they're probably hot! :thumbsup:

Hot! Even if each bit only lasts a couple of jobs thats still great value

hot deal but this was mentioned here ]http//ww…e=2 by Titanium.

waqas;5399520

hot deal but this was mentioned here … hot deal but this was mentioned here ]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/410656/black-and-decker-167-piece-accessor/showthread.php?t=410656&page=2 by Titanium.



Worth a separate post if you ask me. I wouldn't have seen it otherwise...

another positive review from me.
Purchased this set instore last week @ £6.72, have used masonry and wood bits with no problems whatsoever - ideal Fathers Day Present if you ask me. :thumbsup:

hot deal but this was mentioned here … hot deal but this was mentioned here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/41065...=410656&page=2 by Titanium.


...at double the price... (but still looks nice)

How do you bend a drill bit? they're hard and brittle, sure I've broken a few in half ... never bent ??:)

Do not try to bend the bit; that's impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth: There is no bit.

bagofjuice;5399578

...at double the price... (but still looks nice)



if you decided to read, it states £6.72

bagofjuice;5399578

...at double the price... (but still looks nice)



No, it was at the same price! :thumbsup:

madmx78;5399056

Delivery is quoted free but when you proceed to check out there is a 5.95 … Delivery is quoted free but when you proceed to check out there is a 5.95 delivery charge...



What it actually says is:

Packaging & Handling £0.00
Total: (exc. delivery) £6.72

and there is a flash things saying Free Delivery on orders over £45 mate

Banned

Worst drill bits ever i put a bit of pressure on and they just warp and make a hole 20 times as big as you wanted it making even more work.

waqas;5399774

if you decided to read, it states £6.72


Err, I was talking about the link topic. That B&D set looks nice, but it's 15 quid.

Anyway, just went and picked up two more sets. ;-)

Boiling deal!

Picked one up, I was looking at the smaller box set until staff pointed out to my delight a massive box set whcih was the one on sale, Much more than i was expecting! can't go wrong

Picked the last one up at Tamworth store, they had one delivered yesterday, so they must still be getting delivered to stores.

If anyone wants to ring up to check stock, the code is 167 921.

The lad who found this last one for me said that the bits are manufactured by Draper. He went on to say that their power tools are manufactured by Black and Decker and Bosch. I wouldn't mind confirming this with someone as if it is true, it is interesting info.

Like I said, I have had no problems using the drill bits and have cut clean holes under pressure. If people are having probs then it may be down to their drilling technique :thumbsup:

If I could vote hot twice I would, well done OP my dad will be well chuffed when I chuck this his way.

Wissy

Banned

wissychraddle;5406976

Like I said, I have had no problems using the drill bits and have cut … Like I said, I have had no problems using the drill bits and have cut clean holes under pressure. If people are having probs then it may be down to their drilling technique :thumbsup:Wissy



Try drilling into masonry when the bit actually heats up, no WAY in hell are these made by Draper/Black and Decker or Bosch. I can go for minutes on end with their Master series of drill bits into masonry and concrete with these they just melted and warped.

these are ok for wood but poor for anything else, the masonary bits just burn out and after 1 hole in steel the drills need sharpening. Had a set for odd jobs for a few years most are now in the bin tbh.

wissychraddle;5406976

Picked the last one up at Tamworth store, they had one delivered … Picked the last one up at Tamworth store, they had one delivered yesterday, so they must still be getting delivered to stores. If anyone wants to ring up to check stock, the code is 167 921.The lad who found this last one for me said that the bits are manufactured by Draper. He went on to say that their power tools are manufactured by Black and Decker and Bosch. I wouldn't mind confirming this with someone as if it is true, it is interesting info.Like I said, I have had no problems using the drill bits and have cut clean holes under pressure. If people are having probs then it may be down to their drilling technique :thumbsup:If I could vote hot twice I would, well done OP my dad will be well chuffed when I chuck this his way.Wissy



About the power tools, I asked their original Jigsaw make, and he checked on their system and told me it is a Draper make. :whistling:

lumoruk;5409613

Try drilling into masonry when the bit actually heats up, no WAY in hell … Try drilling into masonry when the bit actually heats up, no WAY in hell are these made by Draper/Black and Decker or Bosch. I can go for minutes on end with their Master series of drill bits into masonry and concrete with these they just melted and warped.



You usually get what you paid for mate :thumbsup:
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