The Best Drill Bit Set

The Best Drill Bit Set

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Our pick

Ryobi 90-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

Ryobi 90-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

The best drill bit set

With a great balance of the essentials and a durable case that’s easier than most to use, this is the best all-purpose set, even if the quality of its bits is no better than others we’ve tried.

Buying Options

$30 from Home Depot

Ryobi’s 90-piece set packs the widest selection of useful bits and accessories among all the kits we tested into a well-organized, tough (enough) case that makes it easy to find and grab the necessary bit. It’s lighter than other sets on some cheaper bits, but it makes up for those by including long-lasting, pricier bits (like a countersink). In three years of use, the Ryobi’s versatile bit array has capably handled every home project we’ve used it for while requiring only one or two replacements throughout that period—which would happen with any set. We also like that it’s easily available at Home Depot.

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Runner-up

Hitachi 799962 120-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set

Hitachi 799962 120-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set

Similar, but fewer accessories

The Hitachi has a lot of general-use bits and a tough case, but it doesn’t have as many of the useful accessories that add so much versatility and value to the Ryobi kit.

Buying Options

$40 from Amazon

If the Ryobi 90-Piece Kit is not available, we also like the Hitachi 799962 120-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set. It offers much of the same as the Ryobi: an expansive selection of general-use bits and a wide variety of driver bits. However, it lacks hole saws, drill stops, and a countersink, all of which the Ryobi has. Hitachi’s case is tougher, but it lacks the Ryobi’s handy transparent front. Otherwise, the two sets are pretty even on price and part quality.

Budget pick

Ryobi 60-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

Ryobi 60-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

A smaller kit

The 60-piece set is a smaller version of our main pick. It has all the same essentials but in smaller quantities.

Buying Options

$22* from Home Depot

*At the time of publishing, the price was $13.

If you’re looking to minimize your investment and still get the essentials, the Ryobi 60-Piece Drill and Drive Kit is a nice option. This smaller kit has most of the same items as our main pick but in more limited quantities: There’s only one hole saw and spade bit (instead of four apiece), and it’s missing the depth stops and the 2-inch driver bits. We feel the higher price of the larger kit is usually worth it, but if you need to pay less or this is the only set available, it works fine.

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Our pick

Ryobi 90-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

Ryobi 90-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

The best drill bit set

With a great balance of the essentials and a durable case that’s easier than most to use, this is the best all-purpose set, even if the quality of its bits is no better than others we’ve tried.

Buying Options

$30 from Home Depot

Runner-up

Hitachi 799962 120-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set

Hitachi 799962 120-Piece Drill and Drive Bit Set

Similar, but fewer accessories

The Hitachi has a lot of general-use bits and a tough case, but it doesn’t have as many of the useful accessories that add so much versatility and value to the Ryobi kit.

Buying Options

$40 from Amazon

Budget pick

Ryobi 60-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

Ryobi 60-Piece Drill and Drive Kit

A smaller kit

The 60-piece set is a smaller version of our main pick. It has all the same essentials but in smaller quantities.

Buying Options

$22* from Home Depot

*At the time of publishing, the price was $13.

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