The 8 Best Drill & Tap Sets

Updated December 15, 2016 by Steven John

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. If you do a fair bit of DIY work around the house or are a professional carpenter or builder, one of these drill and tap sets will come in very handy. They are ideal for creating screw threads, cutting materials such as wood and metal, and for cleaning up worn threads. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best drill & tap set on Amazon.

8. DeWalt Impact Ready 5-Piece

The DeWalt Impact Ready 5-Piece set includes fewer bits than most kits of comparable price, but the included hardware is of solid quality, so at least you'll have those five bits for many years. You can drill, tap, and countersink a hole in one quick step.
  • speed tip reduces bit walking
  • solid hex shank base
  • maximum quarter inch material depth
Weight 1.6 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

7. HHIP 1011-0018

The purportedly American made HHIP 1011-0018 eighteen-piece combo set sits at the intersection of decent quality and decent value. The high speed steel bits will last for years of frequent use, just so long as you don't apply sideways pressure and snap a tap.
  • hand tap comes included
  • durable steel case
  • case made in usa but bits suspect
Brand HHIP
Model 1011-0018
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

6. Weaver Drill and Tap Set

This Weaver Drill and Tap Set is only suitable for creating 8/40-28 threaded holes, but that size is quite common in certain walks of life, including the modification and update of firearms, specifically for rifle mounted optics.
  • designed to last for years
  • extra sharp edges
  • rather overpriced option
Brand Weaver
Model 40021
Weight 2.4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. Yakamoz SAE

The bits in this Yakamoz SAE combination set range in size from 1/8 inch to 3/8 inch, so you can use it to prepare a hole to accept many of the commonly used screws. The bits feature a self-centering point, which helps create straight holes.
  • easy countersinking
  • rated for use in iron plate
  • edges wear down over time
Brand Yakamoz
Model pending
Weight 4.3 ounces
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Accusize Industrial Tools

If you need to put threads into some seriously large holes, then the heavy duty taps included in the Accusize Industrial Tools set should suffice with zeal. The set includes a tap measuring as large as a half-inch across, though it also has much smaller bits.
  • good price for good quality
  • compact storage case
  • commercial grade strength
Brand Accusize Industrial Too
Model 0001-0040
Weight 1.7 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Greenlee DTAPKIT

The six combination drill bit/taps in the Greenlee DTAPKIT set are made from hardened "high-speed" steel instead of the standard carbon steel, so they are less brittle and crack less frequently than the bits you will find in many other sets.
  • back taper prevents over drilling
  • suitable for metal and plastic
  • automatic deburring
Brand Greenlee
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

2. Bosch B44710

The components of the Bosch B44710 set are not designed for daily use by a professional builder, but it's a perfect choice for the budget minded and the needs of the casual hobbyist, or for repairing a piece of furniture, shelving, or some structural element in your home.
  • durable black oxide finish
  • works in aluminum and mild steel
  • contains common sized pieces
Brand Bosch
Model B44710
Weight 12.8 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Irwin Hanson Deluxe Set

The Irwin Hanson Deluxe Set will likely contain every drill bit, tap, and extractor you will ever need, especially if you are a DIY carpenter or a builder. The impressive kit comes with no fewer than 117 components, all stored in a durable, well arranged case.
  • fractional and metric sizes
  • 2 in 1 tap wrench included
  • great reviews from owners
Brand Irwin Tools
Model 26377
Weight 11.5 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Steven John

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