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Creates perfectly centered pilot holes every time.

Rockler/Insty-Drive Self-Centering Bits

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69053
Rating:
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Rockler/Insty-Drive Self-Centering Bits

The Rockler Insty-Drive 3-Pc. Self-Centering Bit Set includes #4, #6 and #8 self-centering HSS drill bits that conveniently fit in heavy-duty nylon storage pouch. The Self-centering bits feature a hex collar that allows for use with the Rockler/Insty-Drive exclusive Insty-Driver. You'll get perfectly centered pilot holes for accurate hinge and hardware installation every time! Individual bits also sold separately. For larger architectural hardware, a #10 bit is available separately.

(1) #4 Self-Centering High Speed Steel Bit
(1) #6 Self-Centering High Speed Steel Bit
(1) #8 Self-Centering High Speed Steel Bit
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.4000
Outlet No
Bit Material High Speed Steel
Bit Type Insty-Drive
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Rockler/Insty-Drive Self-Centering Bits
I needed a set of self-centering bits for several projects that included drilling holes in a Rockler Router Plate. When drilling the plate, I used the routers base plate for a template and the bits performed flawlessly. Since I have used in many projects especially installing windows and metal thresholds there the hole must be dead center. And NO they do not jam or break as some reviewers have suggested. I highly recommend the set.
February 13, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rockler/Insty-self centering bits
I rated these centering bits with five stars. They are well made and allow for changing bit sizes for smaller hinges and screws. The kit can be expanded with additional centering sizes and bits.
The quality is great and well made.
February 9, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Work get with hinge jigs and normal hinges
I've always used the cheepy ones..these are such an upgrade and better product then the cheeper ones ..happy i dound them here.
February 1, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Simple and repeatable hole makin’ machine
Needed to drill holes for some new hinges. These drilled perfectly centered holes. Simple and repeatable.
January 12, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great tools
Lots of help for a novice woodworker trying to replace hinges on existing cupboards, great little tools
January 12, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Wonderful tool - I don't know how or why I went so long without it. A great value not only as a time saver but also for the accuracy.
December 31, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
If you’re a perfectionist, get a set of these.
Ever try to ‘eyeball’ a pilot hole for a hinge where you plan to use flat head screws? You can never get it right, and the screws never sit properly flush with the hinge face, meaning it will never hold as well nor as long. That’s where these self-centering drill bits come in handy. You may or may not be a professional, but make your projects look like they were done by a professional. Perfect seating every time. Multiple sizes fit most applications.
December 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This set was purchased to replace a lost set. They one of the handiest tools to have ideal for drilling piolet holes for hinges and templates.
November 21, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
For me, a great purchase.
So easy and fast to drill a screw hole properly for hinges, my main use. Beats the heck out of locating and center punching then drilling a hole on the proper location.
September 13, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent Product
Easy to use and increase the accuracy when mounting hinges.
July 3, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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I wore my old one out. It needed replaced.
Kent H on Feb 21, 2019
Badly in need of centering bits
Shaun H on Feb 21, 2019
I wore my old one out. It needed replaced.
Kent H on Feb 21, 2019
I've tried in the past with normal drill bits. Just not consistent enough to center the screws.
Ronald G on Feb 21, 2019
Badly in need of centering bits
Shaun H on Feb 21, 2019
I've wanted a set in the shop and now they are on sales so it's time to buy them.
Larry on Feb 20, 2019
great tool for hinges and angle bracket installatiion
William L on Feb 20, 2019
Make the installation easier.
H Timothy H on Feb 15, 2019
I saw it used on diy project
Ken D on Feb 15, 2019
I have a few hinges that I need to install and I hear this is the best way to ensure the holes are centered.
Rogelio G on Feb 14, 2019
Need to install quite a few hinges and this will simplify things.
Ron K on Feb 14, 2019
To accurately install hinges.
Stan K on Feb 13, 2019
Recommended by a friend for installing small hinges in picture framing projects.
Tami P on Feb 12, 2019
price and delivery
john d on Feb 11, 2019
Needed#4 for small hinges on cabinets
James L on Feb 10, 2019
I needed them and I trust Rockler for quality products.
Mike A on Feb 10, 2019
Lots of cabinet work and the older I get, the more difficult centering becomes.
Michael M on Feb 9, 2019
I like having it all within reach in a small pouch.
Mark W on Feb 7, 2019
To make sure screws go through the center of cabinet hardware
Troy A on Feb 6, 2019
I have been looking for a set of self centering bits for awhile, the big box stores just didn’t have what I wanted. And getting it on sale was a plus
Everett W on Feb 6, 2019
Needed these
NATHAN TRAHAN A on Feb 4, 2019
These are awesome for installing hinges, drawer slides or whatever. It puts the pilot holes for the screws exactly in the right place.
Bill S on Feb 4, 2019
I have looked in several hardware stores for thse bits. When installing hinges and small parts they make for a professional job. Great value.
Willis H Z on Feb 4, 2019
Wobbly screws are all well and good for my own shop, but now that I'm building for customers, they expect their cabinets to look factory-made (ironically...)
Remy L on Feb 3, 2019
Been wanting a good set.
Misty V on Feb 3, 2019
I needed a set.
Milo H on Feb 1, 2019
everybody wants a straight hinge !
David A on Jan 28, 2019
Drilling holes for hinges and other parts
Spencer S on Jan 21, 2019
Nothing worse than a crooked hinge!
Tim M on Jan 19, 2019
Always a good quality product
Jeffrey Pechar E on Jan 13, 2019
I do woodworking and watch shows with great ideas. need these items to do projects
dennis m on Jan 13, 2019
Bought 1 previously and it works great.
Tom M on Jan 13, 2019
Have used before. Good tool!
Richard G on Jan 2, 2019
Used them before, but somehow lost them.
B R on Jan 2, 2019
for a gift because i like my own set so much
LENNART O on Jan 1, 2019
Replace worn out bits
Ken R on Dec 22, 2018
Increased accuracy on my work.
Gary F on Dec 22, 2018
Christmas gift for my son
Patricia F on Dec 14, 2018
Husband's wish list
Emily E on Dec 13, 2018
Looked like a great idea.
Doyle J on Dec 13, 2018
For class projects
Bill H on Dec 13, 2018
On my husband's wish list.
Paula J J on Dec 11, 2018
Son wanted it for Christmas
Barb Jeltema J on Dec 10, 2018
To make it easier to drill for hinge screws.
Robert H on Dec 6, 2018
Christmas present for my son.
Douglas M on Dec 5, 2018
needed for project with multiple hinges
Roy J on Nov 30, 2018
A gift for someone who wanted this particular tool.
Dennis J on Nov 28, 2018
These are better quality then others I have used. They offer best alignment for hinge screws.
william g on Nov 28, 2018
Hinge on doors
Robert L on Nov 19, 2018
needed new ones
Robert V on Nov 9, 2018
To possibly help installation.
Helen M on Nov 8, 2018
Neighbor borrowed mine and liked them so much he asked me to get a set for him.
Donald R on Oct 31, 2018
I've tried in the past with normal drill bits. Just not consistent enough to center the screws.
Ronald G on Feb 21, 2019
I've wanted a set in the shop and now they are on sales so it's time to buy them.
Larry on Feb 20, 2019
How do I replace a broken bit in Rockler Insty Self Centering bits? I can see how to take it apart. Don't want to damage it. Thanks
Lonn L on Jun 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If I remember right, the centering barrel unscrews from the drive end of the centering bit assembly. The barrel is under spring tension so watch for the spring action when it is fully disengaged from the drive end. You should then be able to remove the drill bit and spring from inside.
I would like to get the soft case on its own with out the self cantering bits,is that possible?
Merlin S on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not to my knowledge.
What size is in mm?
Woyas on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are not available in metric.
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I purchased hinges No. 28704.+
I already have a #5 self centering bit which I think is 7/64". will this size work?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The hinge set comes with #4 screws. I would try drilling a hole in a piece of scrap with the #5 bit and see how the screw fits
When you remove the end does the drill just pull out or is there a set screw that must be loosened?
Earl V on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe there is a small allen set screw that must be removed if you want to remove the drill bit from the mechanism. Also the forward spring mech can also be unthreaded and removed which helps getting the old bit out.
Are these made in the USA?
Ralph T on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes sir, out of very few times you hear it but they are manufactured in the U.S.A, it is stamped on the housing that holds the bits
Dose this set come with a # 4 Bit& self centering Drive, if so I need to replace it. What part # do I use, or shod I by a complete set. Also how do I get replacement Bits?
Ralph A H on Dec 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the set comes with a #4 bit plus a #6 and #8. Personally, I'd get the whole set for $30 since they cost $13 for a single one. If your heart is set on just the #4 bit then look for Item #: 68984.
What is more common, #4 or #10...?
Carlos Otto C on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: For me it is the #4

Hope this helps
does this product have an adjustable depth stop?
Robert D on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It can be adjusted with the bit
I find that my bits keep getting stuck with sleeve retracted, and I have to tug hard to get it to snap back. Is there some adjustment I can do to get them to spring back like they should?
Tom G on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: use a little solvent on them
Does the case support the 4 drill bits or just this 3...?
Carlos Otto C on Feb 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The case can support 5 bits.
How can I tell from looking at the individual self-centering drill bits which one is a # 8?
James D on Jun 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My set has three bits. Don't worry which size is which, just use the size that seems appropriate for the pilot hope that I need. Mostly use for drawer slides so use the smallest one.
How do I set the drill depth?
Vikki W on Apr 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You do not have to set the depth. The bits center the starter hole and the depth is just enough to get the screw started. They pretty much are automatic.
I have the set, I need the #10, what is the part number?
jack r on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 69007