Bosch DareDevil Spade Bit

DareDevil™ Spade Bit = Not Your Average Bit!

The DareDevil™spade bit is a perfect bit or electrical and plumbing rough frame drilling needs.

The patented design of the bit has a threaded tip for fast smooth feeding. A full cone threaded tip, increases bit speed and and helps start the bit and keep it from wandering.

When I first saw the DareDevil spade bit I was intrigued by the contoured paddle shape.  This wave-like shape aids with chip removal.  If you’ve ever used a spade bit you know how the bit gets bogged down and heats up with built up chips and debris.  The wave-like design actually helps iincrease the speed of the bit!

The DareDevil ialso has a patented spur and reamer design is unique in that it not only scores the wood for a clean entry hole, but also has angled cutting edges that ream the hole for reduced breakout, leaving a cleaner exit hole.

Bosch claims tha the DareDevil is 2.4x faster and required 53% less force than the Irwin Blue Groove, when tested head to head with a 3/4″ spade bit. [test performed by Intertek Testing Services].

Bosch DareDevil spade bits are available in a range of sizes:

1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″, 7/8″, 15/16″, 1″,  1-1/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″, 1-1/2″

4-inch length (Stubby sizes):
3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″

16-inch length (Extended sizes):
3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″

How Much?

Prices for individual bits range from $2.56 to $11.34 depending on size and length.

Sets range from $9.60 to $45.66 depending on number of components.

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Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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