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The Irwin 20-Pc. Drill Bit & Fastener Drive Set includes 7 insert bits, plus a compact screw guide and Phillips double-ended power bits, 3 magnetic nutsetters (1/4in. to 3/8in.), and 8 black oxide drill bits (1/16in. to 1/4in.) with 135deg split point to prevent walking.
20-piece Set The 20-piece set includes 8 piece Black Oxide drill bits, most popular insert bits, power bits and nut setters - great for a wide range of drilling/driving operations.
Storage Case Included The included storage case features rubberized grip and sliding latch, and easily stores and transports these tools.
This review is from: Irwin Tools 357020 Fastener Drive Tool and Drill Bit Set, 20-Piece
Pros: I caught this set on sale for about 1/3 the MSRP, and they seem to be better than other brands at the same price.
The case is sturdy. I tested it by standing on it, and I am over 200 lbs. I am not sure what is supposed to be "rubberized". It is made of a thick durable plastic. The sliding latch is well attached, and it is sturdy, also. The latch stays in place with substantial jostling.
The drill bits seem to be good, but I am not sure how long they will hold an edge. From the quality of the set, this should not be a problem.
The driver bits seem to be good, also. I have not tried them for anything heavy-duty, but I would not expect any problems. It only includes a limited assortment, but other bits could be substituted.
The bit holder has a magnet to hold the bits in place, but without the magnet, it would securely hold the driver bits. The shaft of the holder has a plastic sleeve, and it feels "rubberized". This allows the driver shaft to turn while holding it.
The magnet on the nutsetters is strong, and it should not allow nuts to fall off. I prefer to hand start nuts, but it could help as an extension. The depth is shallow, and it is not a nut driver.
While in the case, everything is securely held in place. Nothing will fall out of its place, and everything is easy to extract/replace. The drill bits move up and slide out. The remaining items are rotated vertical and removed. This allows them to stay secure and to be easily removed.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a really good set. For home use, it should be able to handle heavy duty applications. I am not sure how it would do for heavy-duty professional applications.
The case is bulky. If space is an issue, the case holders can be removed, and they could be tossed into something else. They will not fall out, but if they are being jostled, they could work loose.
There is space for additional items to be placed into the case. Additional bits would fit. The plastic holders can be removed, or the case slots allow them to be rearranged. by removing all the plastic holders, the case could be used for something else.
The case hinge pin is open on the bottom, and it may eventually work loose. It is firmly in place, and it would need to be opened and closed many, many times. I do not anticipate this ever happening, but if it did, it could be easily pushed back into place.
I did not include this in the Con section because I doubt it would ever happen. I am only including it for completeness.
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