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Use the Right Wood Drilling Bit

Types of Wood Drilling Bits – Use the Right One

Most of us are guilty of using the wrong tool for the job—either out of necessity or laziness. Still, there’s something satisfying about using the right tool for the job. Often, using the right tool helps bring about the best possible result. When drilling, accessories matter—possibly even more than the tool you choose. Knowing the […]

Drill Down: Black Oxide, Titanium, and Cobalt Drill Bits

Types of Drill Bits | Black Oxide, Titanium, and Cobalt

With remarkable advancements in tool technology, it’s easy to feel like you’re falling behind the latest improvement. What’s more—differentiation inside common tool categories creates confusion. In generations past, when a craftsman needed a hammer, he went to the local hardware store and bought a hammer. Today that same craftsman might stand in front of the […]

Best Drill Bits Buying Guide

What is Black Oxide Coating? Ask the Pros

Black oxide coatings appear on a variety of products—most commonly on drill bits, folding knives, and other cutting accessories. Just what is black oxide coating? In a nutshell, it coats materials in a chemical conversion as opposed to an electroplating process. According to Electrochemical Products, Inc., you can apply this type of overlay to steel, stainless, aluminum, […]

Bosch Impact Tough 40-Piece Drill Bit Set

Bosch Impact Tough Screwdriving Bit Sets

It never fails – I’m walking down the tool aisle of a store and have to stop and stare at the accessories. After all, who knows when something new might show up? While I always need #2 Phillips bits and a couple of sizes of Torx, I typically pick up sets that cover some of the […]

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DeWalt Impact Sockets DWMT74739

DeWalt Impact Sockets DWMT74739

There’s no tool combination more iconic of a garage than a ratchet/impact wrench and socket set. From small to large, they quite literally deal with the nuts and bolts of automotive and industrial applications. We may wonder if the world really needs another set with so many manufacturers in the market (answer: yes, of course!), […]