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3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonably good set, 22 Jan. 2008
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This review is from: Bosch 50 Piece X-Line Accessory Set (DIY & Tools)
I have used one of these sets for some time, so here is a review.

The wood and metal bits are pretty good, and they've proven themselves in jobs like kitchen fitting and carpentry. The metals bits are good on mild steel (brackets) and aluminium (uPVC window frames), although the set doesn't always have the needed size, an example being the pilot hole needed for the cutter used to make the tap hole on stainless steel sinks from that Swedish store. I usually use the smaller metal bits for creating pilot holes in timber for which they work well.

The masonry bits are quite poor, which to be fair is usual in this type of set, so don't expect them to last long. Carbide tipped bits, ideally on a SDS hammer are the best way to go if you anticipate lots of work on masonry.

The others items are quite useful, although not comprehensive. The magnetic bit holder is very good and the driver bits are ok, as is the countersink. The flat bits are very good, but again, the set may not have the size you need, an example being when fitting a door with a nightlatch I needed a larger bit.

In summary, you'll probably be able to take care of most drill jobs around the house with this set, but be aware that there's a good chance it won't have the bit you need.

A word of caution; be very careful when extracting the metal and wood bits from the case. The way they are stored means you have to grip the flute, which will mean a neat slice on the fingertips if you are careless.
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Initial post: 26 Apr 2011 13:21:08 BDT
Richard says:
I agree about the "The masonry bits are quite poor" . I recently bought this Bosch 50 Piece X-Line set from my local Robert Dyas (£12.99) specifically for the small size masonry bits, which seemed, at the time, to be a good idea based only on the price of individual bits or a 5-piece set.
At the weekend I was making just 4 holes in a brick (clay) wall using the two smallest size masonry bits, both of which 'lost' their tip.
i.e. on withdrawing the bit from the hole the tip (the cutting part that's brazed onto the main shaft) was gone!
To be fair, I was using a quite slow speed cordless drill and therefore may have been applying more pressure than I would otherwise need to.
Mind you, I ended up finishing the job using a larger size masonry bit that I already had which came as part of a 5-piece Bosch set of bits.

I've used the knife (does what I expected!) but not the other drill and screw driver bits, which were always going to be 'spares' that duplicate what I already had.
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