Selecting Wood Drill Bits For Installers

Author: Ari Erenthal, Published on Nov 29, 2016

Running cables through studs is common for roughing in residential and some older commercial installs. To do this, you will need to drill holes in the studs and this requires wood drill bits, such as twist, spade and auger bits.

This guide will help you understand the different types of bits designed available and the tradeoffs of each.

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Twist **** 

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***** ******* **** ***** **** **** **** **** ***** *******, ******* installers ** ****** *** ******** *** *** ******* ***** ****** emerging ** *** ***** **** ** *** ****. ** ***** are ************ ********, ****** *** *** *** ***** *** ******. It *** **** ** ********* ** ***** *** **** ******. **** drills **** * **** **** ****** *** **** *** ***** to **** **. ** ***** * **** ****** **** *****, simply *** *** **** ** *** **** *** **** *** drill *******.

* ***** *** **** ** **" **** *** */*" ***** costs ~$** ***. 

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**** ****** **** **** ** * **** ******* ** ***** and *******, *** ***** ~$** ***.

Spade ****

***** ****, **** ****** ****** ****, ***** *** ** **** very **** ***** **** **** ****** **** **** * ***** bit. **** **** * ****** *** *** *** **** *******, and *** ***** **** *******. ***** **** **** ** ******** when *******. **** ***** ***** ****, ********* *** ********* ** which *** **** ** ******* **** *****, *** ***** ** that *********, ** *** ********* ***'* ********* **** **** ******. Spade **** **** **** ****** **** ***** ***** ** ****. ** recommend ******* **** ***** ** ***** ****** **** ****** *** safety.

* */*" ** **" ***** *** ***** ~$** ***. **** ***** ***** *** ******* ******* ***** *** efficiency *** *** ********* ** ******* **** **** ****** ****. 

Auger ***

** ***** *** ****** ** ********* ** ***** * *** of ***** **** ******* **** **** ****** ******. ** *** a ***** ***** *** ***** ******* *** *** ******* *** an ****** ***** ****** ********* ***** ****** ***** ***. **** ***** ** auger ***, ****** **** **** ********* *** **** **** *****'* nothing ** *** ***** **** ** *** ****, ******* *** self-propelling ****** ** *** *** ***** ** ***** * *** seconds ** **** **** ******* *** ****. 

* */*" ** **" ***** *** *****~$** ***.

*** ******* ** *** ***** *** ** ****** *** **** auger. **** *** *** * ***** ********* **** * ******** auger, *** ** * **** ****** *** ***, ****, ******, or ******** ******* ****. **** **** ***** **** *** **** chew ******* ***** ******* ******* *******. **** **** **** ******** augers, ***** ***** "*****" **** * **** *****. ** *** use * **** *****, **** **** *** **** **** ** on *** ***** ****. ** **** ********* ***** *** ***** on *** *****, *** ***, ***** * **** ****** ** possible.

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* *-*/*" **** *** ***** ~$** ***.

Where ** ********

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