Originally Posted by jazzspot
If you have a Harbor Freight near you, the step drill bits are cheaper there than anywhere else I've found.
Yeh, they do get the job done and mine was $14 at Harbor, but they don't make very clean holes compared to the nice $44 step bit at HD. I have the nice one, but it doesn't go to 1'', but it cuts super clean and like butter. But the Harbor freight bit will get er done, but you might need to file out the burrs.