Model # S838

Internet #100176201

General Tools Drill Stop Set (7-Piece)

General Tools

Drill Stop Set (7-Piece)

$3.49 /each

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Product Overview

General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. Drill Stops are used to prevent excessive bit penetration in doweling and other drilling applications. Attaching a Drill Stop to the twist or brad-point drill bit assures that hole is drilled to the specified depth. The set includes six, cold-rolled steel Drill Stops in a black oxide finish. The Stops attach easily to standard drill bits with a set screw and hex wrench (included). The set also includes a reusable snap blister for storage.

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  • Designed for use with doweling jigs (not included) and brad-point or twist drill bits (not included)
  • Helps control drilling depth when drilling holes for joining 2 surfaces
  • Positive depth control allows for exact hole depths for multiple drilling jobs
  • Made from cold-rolled, high-speed steel
  • Black oxide finish
  • Includes 6 drill stops and 1 hex wrench
  • Various sizes of the collars are 3/16 in. Dia, 1/4 in. Dia, 5/16 in. Dia, 3/8 in. Dia, 7/16 in. Dia, 1/2 in. Dia

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this or any other drill stop set sold in the stores so that I can get it immediately?

Also: Do these fit all (or most) drills?
Asked by: Delaine
Not in my area of New Jersey, but was able to get quickly by ordering online
Answered by: NDIrish
Date published: 2017-02-07

free shipping to local store

Can this item be shipped to my local store for me to pickup at no charge?
Asked by: Needtoknow
Yes, ,Mine was shipped relatively quickly for pickup at my local store.
Answered by: NDIrish
Date published: 2017-02-07

Cost and store availability

The website says $3.49 each. Is that for the 7 piece set or for each piece? Can this item not be shipped to my local store for free pickup?
Asked by: Needtoknow
It's for the set. It can be shipped to store.
Answered by: SouthwestSpirit
Date published: 2016-07-27

Are these available for smaller size drill bits?

Are these available for smaller size drill bits?
Asked by: Antz
This set is specific to the drill bit sizes listed. These are NOT variable-diameter bit stops; each is specific to a certain bit size only. I do not know whether any other set in smaller bit sizes is available.
Answered by: NDIrish
Date published: 2017-02-21
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Customer Reviews

Drill Stop Set (7-Piece) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, easily adjustable for drilling to different depths. An inexpensive solution which w... Easy to use, easily adjustable for drilling to different depths. An inexpensive solution which worked well, and helped prevent drilling too deeply and potentially ruining wood cabinetry. I would gladly buy it again. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from well, it was a good idea..but i thought that these would be very useful if there came a time when i needed to be very precise with a twist drill. Unfortunately i was wrong. It could be that i did not tighten the set screw hard enough, but it seems that the way these are attached to the drill bit you cannot get them secured enough to use properly. The first time (and every time since) i tried to use them, they slipped up the shaft of the drill bit. You cannot apply any pressure when drilling with these, or else they will slip and you will end up with a problem where you have drilled too far. overall i believe this was i good idea that failed to be produced effectively. But then i am very critical of such things.
Date published: 2010-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised Only tried one so far (3/8"), held tight. Have had problems in the past with the set screw stripping, but no prob with this. It would be nice if HD stated in the specs the sizes that are included: 3/16'', 1/4'', 5/16'',3/8'', 7/16'', 1/2''.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worthless… returned These Drill Stop collars are not worth the time and trouble to order. Their ‘fit tolerances’ are poor and not usable. When testing the 3/8 “ stop its motion allowed almost a 30 degree angle with the drill bit instead of the desired perpendicular alignment. Worthless… returned.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it's supposed to do. Bought these as I was in a hurry to get some stop collars without spending too much right now. Would prefer to have split ring stop collars, but these will do till the day I want the split ring set.
Date published: 2016-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They work! I went without these for too many years. Shaves hours off my shop time.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You get what you pay for This is a product that matches its price. The quality is not good. The inner bore diameter is too lose and the stopper dont fit properly on the drill shaft. The set screw can be easily stripped. But for 4 dollars i dont think i have much to complained.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product The drill stops do what they're supposed to do without issue.
Date published: 2015-02-17
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