Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jswobe Serious auger, requires power to use
Just the dimensions on this thing are impressive. It's heavy, long and sturdy. It does a great job of drilling through material, as long as you have a drill that can handle the size of the shank and the power to drive it through the necessary material.
I have used it in two different cordless drills. A 1/2" chuck is required, as that was barely large enough to fit the hex shank. My battery was near to dead in one of my drills, and the drill could not drive this auger. I grabbed a different drill with a fresh battery and it was able to do the job. It's a lot of metal to drilling through material and it takes some power to get it done. However, if you need the distance / length, this is a great tool for the job.
I kept the packaging for it in order to store it. There is a hole in the top that hangs on my pegboard nicely.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mnemo Worked ad i needed it to.
Ran cable through walls easily with use of auger on Dewalt portable 20V
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B20VTEC Does the job!
Bosch delivers with auger bit.
Drills smooth and easily through 10" thick cedar post.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by char Auger
Loveit, just what weneeded,great beach toolforumbrella
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kraut excellent product
Doing a lot of retro work in an old house. Excellent bit for drilling thru nail embedded beams.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by anyhoo great product
It did the job I needed it to do with ease. a great product that will last and keep performing for years
June 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jayp Sturdy Bit, Requires HD Drill
I used this bit recently to drill blindly through 2 layers of tongue & groove 1/2" pine wood and a layer of 1/2" drywall. I used an older 1/3 HP electric Skil drill which was the only drill I had available with a chuck large enough to accommodate the bit shank. I struggled to drill the hole, and the torque from the drill made it difficult to grip, as the bit was binding against the material. Admittedly, because I was in tight quarters I had to drill at a slight angle. Still, I was expecting this new bit to cut through the pine with ease. No such luck. I needed to resort to smaller paddle bits to drill some initial holes before I could finish the job with this bit.
This is a heavy duty product, obviously very well made. However, it would probably work best with a 1/2 HP electric drill equipped with a side handle, to manage the incredible torque that is generated. If your job doesn't allow you to get behind the drill to apply pressure, you may have difficulty getting the job done safely.
Since my holes were drilled blind, I am uncertain whether I encountered any hidden nails. If I did, this drill went right through them.
The bit is packaged in a hard plastic, re-usable container (see picture), with a cover that screws on securely, providing a handy storage device that can be hung from a hook or nail.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sdgiant Strong crazy long bit
If you are hear, I don't need to tell you a one inch 17" long bit is a monster. Chances are if you need a bit this size, you're probably driving it through a wall blind at some point. I tested out their "nail killer" claim, and it chewed cut right through a penny nail I drove through a couple 4x4 pieces of PT wood. Pretty impressive. I'm sure its better for the bit to not cut nails, so avoid them if you can. I plan to use my bit on stucco exterior walls, and you never know what nails or screening may be underneath. I'm glad to have a bit that can take it!
Make sure you have a really heavy drill too. I used a very old Milwaukee 1/2" drill (you need a large drill for this bit.) And it had a hard time pushing the bit through 8" of wood.
October 4, 2013