If you’re like most woodworkers, you don’t get overly excited about drilling accessories. More than likely, you have a set or two of the most useful types of drill bit, and unless a project calls for something more exotic, call it good right there. True, ninety percent of the drilling operations in woodworking can be best accomplished with one or two types of bit. And even though a few of the more specialized bits on the market could prove invaluable down the road, a little added incentive may be required before you feel justified in picking up drilling tools that you don’t need this very minute. Well, an irresistible opportunity to flesh-out your drill bit collection may be at hand. Right now in Rockler Outlet Store, you’ll find a few very good reasons to treat yourself to some truly useful drilling equipment from a ways off the beaten path.
(Editor's note: please notice the date of this posting - the products mentioned may no longer be on sale.)
It’s not every day that the average woodworker reaches for a hole saw, but when the need comes up, it’s almost always because nothing else will do. A hole saw is, without a doubt, the most efficient way to cut a large diameter hole in a piece of wood, and virtually the only way to do the same in other, more obdurate materials. The Irwin 17 Hole Saw Kit comes complete everything you’re ever likely to need, including pilot bits, 12 hole saw sizes, two ½’’ arbors, and a free 3/8’’ arbor. With cutters made from highest quality bi-metal, you’ll be ready to punch holes up to 3” across in just about anything, including the odd piece of cast iron or stainless steel. Right now, you’ll find this professional-class kit in the Rockler Outlet for a very attractive 30 percent off the regular price, at $79.99.
While you’re there, you’ll also find an exceptional deal on a set of brad point bits with an interesting and useful design twist: Deep See Brad Point Bits make judging hole depth easy with a series of 1/2’’ bands etched into their a surface at 1/2” intervals. In all but the most exacting work, they eliminate the added hassle of positioning a depth collar, or of trying to get by with a piece of masking tape to mark off the correct drilling depth. Deep See bits are ground from high carbon steel for a long, useful life, and at a mere $10 for a set of 8 (more than half off their regular price) they make for an especially affordable “luxury” addition to your drilling kit.
How about a drill bit that turns corners? We’re sure you’ll find lots of uses for 3D Multi-directional Cutting Edge Bits, but their main appeal may be that they’re just plain cool. Sharpened on all edges, 3D bits will drill in any direction. They’ll drill holes in any conceivable shape, cut channels along a material’s surface, make odd shaped recesses, and perform any other-than-straight boring operation that the situation calls for. The set of four is currently marked down almost 60 percent to just under $30, a deal that’s as uncommon as the bits themselves.
And that’s just a glimpse of the deals in one tiny corner of the Rockler Outlet. If you’re the type who likes to get your tools and supplies at the best possible price, instead of waiting for your projects to tell you when it’s time to buy, check it frequently – new opportunities appear all the time.