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Rated 5 out of 5Â by abababababa Great for cabling and hand-held drilling
I've had several of these bits for a couple of years now. They are fantastic for drilling through studs and joists, even in awkward spaces as the bit pulls itself through the wood. Drills through wood faster than any other comparable sized bit.
They do require plenty of power. I have three 18V Ryobi cordless drills and a corded drill, however, The lightest of the drills tends to lock up as it has insufficient torque to cut the material as fast as the thread draws the drill in. My right-angle drill does ok with the smaller bits, but struggles with much over 3/4". The 18V hammer drill has enough torque but noticeably labours whilst doing so. Most corded drills will have more than enough power to drive these bits with ease - at least in softwoods which is all I've used them on.
The only con I have with these bits is that if you have any plans to use them in a drill press, forget it. The conical thread on the tip is far too aggressive and the bits will very rapidly stall the drill, not due to lack of power, but simply because the conical thread is trying to draw the bit down much faster than you can move the drill press handle. If you're planning to do precise work in a drill press, more traditional spade bits and/or forstner bits are a better bet.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ok81 Great bits
Super fast. The twisted tip pulls through even the toughest old woods.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SaintWill Awesome spade bits!
These bits are much faster than any other spade bit I've ever tried. Amazing design! I bought two sets because they were so affordable.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Baker Best spade bits
I am amazed at how fast these spade bits cut through even wet, treated, wood. I have used a number of brands of spade bits and I find thes to be the fastest cutting of them all. These bits seem to take less power to cut through wood than other brands. I drill a lot of wet, treated, wood for decks and these are, by far, the quickest cutting bits I have used.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ToeyT70 Quick in and whole drilled
What i really like with this product is the ability to remain in place while drilling a whole. Also, the drill bit is label on both sides making it easy to read and engrained to last. Really enjoy the quality of product.
July 30, 2014