I use spade bits on a constant basis, as an electrician. Whether I’m in a residential or commercial setting, most of the time I need to drill holes through wood at some point. Let’s take a look at my go-to paddle bits.
I’ve used almost every type of hole-drilling bit out there and I can say with confidence that there’s a lot of crap out on the market. There are more companies marketing their B.S. cheaply made products to try to enter the market without knowing what they’re getting into. I can tell just by looking at a bit whether it’s crap or not, so when I came across these Daredevil spade bits from Bosch I knew they were going to be great.
This particular set comes in a 6-pack, which is perfect for electricians. There’s individual bits you can buy or you can buy their 12-pack, but honestly for cost-effectiveness and really what you need – this 6-pack is everything in one. The 12 pack (below) has way too many sizes – which can be useful when you screw the tip up on one, just grab another that’s the nearest size – and individually paying per bit is too expensive.
What I like the most about these bits is their design. The way they remove material from the hole, while at the same time pulling the bit through the material being cut, is secondary to none. You can see the tip of the bit has a sort of cork-screw design, where as most cheap bits just have a cutting spike, which is useless. The actual spade/blade of the saw has an s-curve design which helps the bit to pull material out of the hole as you’re drilling. This makes it work so much easier, which means you can get more work done faster, and with less effort.
Now I’m not going to lie…you will destroy these. They’re not nail-proof, no paddle/spade bits are. Once you start drilling through nails you’ll damage the cutting edge of the blades and then good luck getting them to work at all. You can always try to get in there with a file and sharpen them, which I do from time to time – but with the specific way the spade is designed it’s often-times hard to get in and sharpen where you need to. Best to just keep 2 of these sets on you at all times and only pull from one set when the other has gone to shit.
Info from HomeDepot.com
The Bosch Daredevil spade bits deliver speed, ease of use and hole quality. The Daredevil paddle generates 10 times faster drilling vs. standard spade bits. The bit has a hex shank with power groove for better bit grip, and a full-cone threaded tip for fast and effortless drilling.
Full-cone threaded tip for fast and effortless drilling
Spur and reamer for cleaner holes
Contoured paddle for faster chip removal
Hex shank with power groove for reduced slippage
Bit sizes include: 3/8 in., 1/2 in., 5/8 in., 3/4 in., 7/8 in., 1 in.
Bit length is 6 in.
1/4 in. hex power groove shank allows for use in a wide variety of drill types
I give these Daredevil spade bits a whopping 5 out of 5 stars, not because they blew me away…I’ve been using them for years…but because nobody has come up with anything to rival them. They’re the best. Go out and get you some. Click the link below to order some now:
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