DeWalt 1/16 in. Split Point Drill Bit, 1 pk. (DW1904B) Reviews

DeWalt 1/16 in. Split Point Drill Bit, 1 pk. (DW1904B)

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DeWalt 1/16 in. Split Point Drill Bit- A Little Bitty Bit

Jan 13, 2012
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Good for tight spaces/tight work, inexpensive, pilot point

Cons:Can break easily or get lost.

The Bottom Line: A good, small bit that you'll use often.  Inexpensive and handy to have.


I’ve gone through more small drill bits in my life than I would like to think about. Seems like I buy a new pack every six months or so. The Dewalt brand is one that I have used several times over the years.

The 1/16thinch size is about the smallest normal size drill bit that you will find. There are smaller drill bits, specialty sizes for example that you might use if you were making a model train layout. Yet, for everyday use, this is the size that you’ll want.

This bit is tiny, no more than about 2 inches long. I use it mainly to drill tiny pilot holes in projects that require tacks or Eustachian pins. It is not big enough to drill a pilot hole for a ¾” sheet rock screw. It really does come in handy for these little applications, when you need a tiny tack, but you really don’t want to split the wood.

The size, which is its advantage, is also a cause for a disadvantage. The bits can get easily misplaced, lost, or buried in the bottom of the tool box. Also, this size tends to break much easier than larger bits. I’ve broken several by having the drill fall over and land on the bit. I’ve had the same thing happen with larger bits, but they’re strong enough to withstand the blow. Still, this is a product of the size of the bit and not this particular brand. Also, be aware that some drills may have a hard time tightening the shank on such a small bit.

The bits have the split top, which acts like a pilot to help make sure you drill in the exact spot. This comes in handy with such a small bit. When you’re working in tight/tiny spots, precision is very important.

Another good think about this bit is that it will drill through a variety of materials: wood, plastic, or metal (not masonry). Be careful if drill through hard wood or metal. Again, this is a time where you can easily break a bit by putting extra pressure on the bit to help drive it through.

Even if you do wind up breaking one, don’t worry because they are not very expensive. Around a dollar is a reasonable price. You might even do better with multi-packs.


Recommend this product? Yes


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