Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 50
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Horrible Quality
I needed to countersink some lag bolts and 3/4" washers, so I stopped by Home Depot and grabbed this set off the shelf. It seemed like a great deal - the whole 8 piece set was only twice the cost of a single bit from the competitor's brand.
However, when I took a closer look at the cutting edges of the bits and realized they were completely mangled looking (see picture). It looks like they were sharpened by a caveman wielding a stone hammer.
It doesn't appear to be a one-time quality control issue either - every single one of these bits were gouged and mangled the same way. These bits will never be able to provide a smooth cut without some serious work being done to sharpen them correctly.
April 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DuhStore Ryobi Forstner Bits
This is a good product. The only problem I have is the flat part of the bits have small knicks on them. The product makes the cut I need for pen turning.
July 9, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sub Had to return.
Had to return this product because it would stop counting down at 1 hr. Will have to see if the next one ordered has the same problem. Home Depot very nice and accommodating in the return process.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bigpun great bang for the buck
very well constructed, box is nice too organize. they cut pretty well but not as nice as the more expensive bits, but for casual use and jobs here and there they are great.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jsanchez Awesome Bit Set
I got this bit set just in case I need it let me tell you that if wasn't for it, I wouldn't finish some work I did in my kitchen, strong and sharp, perfect!
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hearyehim What I expected
After reading the previous reviews I have arrived at the same opinion as several. Not very sharp, but under the conditions and the price it is what it is. A better set will be something on the list in the future.
Not disappointed though, I expected them to not be premium quality for the price.
Used to build a picnic table. Had to recess holes where the carriage bolts were placed in legs and supports.
Worth the 19.00 wouldn't use on fine woodworking projects.
Hope this helps.
May 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cdub Useless
Right out of the package I noticed that the cutting edges were very jagged and dented and had burrs (see image). The three largest bits were dull requiring a ridiculous amount of force to get through soft pine. There was no point in trying the other bits. Completely unusable. They're going straight back to the store as soon as I find the receipt.
September 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Charlevoix Dull, dull, dull
I needed to drill two 1/2" flat bottom holes in two douglas fir sliding doors. I bought this kit thinking it would be nice to have the other sizes. It was a complete waste of money. The brand new 1/2" bit was so dull right out of the (sealed) box that I could barely drill the holes. The holes were so ragged, it would have been cleaner to use my regular 1/2" drill. What a poor quality bit. This set is absolutely junk. Save your money and buy something else.
February 15, 2016