Dewalt DW2166 Review 2017

Dewalt DW2166The Dewalt DW2166 is the model number for this set of 45 individual bits that turn your drill/driver into a very useful screw driving tool.

You will love this set for sure though we were not that impressed with the way the bits fit into the case.

Given what you get in terms of quality and value though, we will forgive Dewalt for this aspect of the kit. The case itself is industrial strength so that element is fine.

In this article we check out if you are getting good value for your money, and if this kit will suit your needs?

For those who don’t have time to read my full and detailed review, you can click the link below and go straight to Amazon, where you can find more information, and buy if you think it is right for you.

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For those of you who have a little more time, then please read my more detailed review below on the DW2166 screwdriver set.

Key Product Features

  • At the time of writing there were a few thousand buyer reviews. They rated this set with an overall 94% satisfaction rating, which is of course excellent
  • You get the most popular screwdriver bits which will be able to handle most projects – Philips, Straight heads, spline, square drives for deck screws, double heads – all of which are high quality
  • Good strong magnet on the driver with sliding head
  • Ideal for home use
  • Titanium torsion bits ideal for heavy-duty fastening
  • This is a really tough case which holds the bits

Long Extension Bits

There are a couple of longer extension bits and these can be very useful indeed. If you have ever wished that you had a slightly longer bit, then you will know exactly what I mean by this. This alone makes this kit worth getting in our opinion.

Extension Bit Holder

This is what you can use with the other smaller bits that you get with the kit. You simply push the smaller bit into this holder, and then place the bit holder into your drill. It is magnetic and very strong so will easily hold the smaller bits in place.

What is really neat is that this holder extends. That means you can put the screw on the end of the bit, then slide the outer case of the bit holder over the screw, and it keeps it in place. This is a super idea. If you have ever suffered from screw wobble you will know what we mean.

The Case

The case is really good quality. Getting the bits back in takes a bit of work. It is not the best design by any means but one thing we can say is that they will NEVER fall out. We found it a bit of a pain and we thought there may be a knack to it, but we couldn’t find it. It wouldn’t put us off buying them but you should know about this.

One reviewer said, “Only negative is that they are a bit tough to get in and out of the case.

Customer Buyer Reviews and Scores

These are high quality bits and are very versatile so we like them. if you are someone who does home projects then these will make a great addition to your tool kit. I can easily see contractors using these as well because the quality is high and the price is great. They will probably just toss the bits into a tool box though to make them easier to use.

At the time of writing we found around 3,000 reviews who gave this set an average rating 94% customer buying satisfaction. Overall the reviews on Amazon and other websites are positive, though getting the bits in and out of the case, has certainly cost this great value set some review points.

One reviewer said this:

Overall a decent screwdriving set. Contains enough tips that one should be able to get a good fit with most common types of fasteners. The case is handy. As others have noted, the bits on the left side of the case are hard to get back into the slot

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Conclusion & Verdict

You are getting great value for your money with the DW2166 45 piece screw driving set. Yes the case for some buyers was a pain to get the bits in and out, but if you can live with that, there is no doubt that the variety and the quality of the bits is 5 stars.

We would not hesitate in recommending these to you because they are high quality and great value for money.

Enda McLarnon
 

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun