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Throughout a lifetime of construction and woodworking, one encounters more than a few innovations that attempt to better the tried and true. And occasionally an innovation succeeds. This product is one such example. Take an ordinary spade bit, one we have cursed countless times in the past. Add a few twists and turns, tweak the product material and engineering, and end up with a drill bit with an insatiable desire to eat wood, and even a few bits of steel for that need for iron in its diet. Bottom line, I'm impressed with these bits. Although I have not tested all the bits sizes, the largest bit, 1 1/2 inch, effortlessly cut through treated pine/fir decking, and at least one screw tip caught unexpected. And true to usage directions, the bit pulls it way through all but the final finish as the spiral emerges from the wood outside of the cut. The pointed cutting edge even seems to prevent accumulation of wood fibers, a common situation with standard bits that stall your cut, forcing...
I was not a fan of this product. It does what I assume its supposed to do...absolutely blast a hole in wood. As other reviews stated, this quickly drills through wood. It did not work for me because on the exit side of the hole, it absolutely decimated the wood. It also drives forcefully through the wood and if the wood isn't thick enough (excess of 1/2" in my case) it split the wood in half rendering the piece unworkable. This bit, in my opinion, is more for construction use not fine wood working. The seller quickly refunded me which I appreciate! Bosch definitely makes great products, this one is just TOO eager to get the job done.
This bit performs as expected, but as it has bladed edges it will DESTROY the piece of wood you are drilling through if there is not anything on the other side to continue drilling into. Once the screwhead guide loses contact with something solid the bit will immediately jerk and can do a number on anything its going through in a hurry (as I learned with a birdhouse). Definitely a bit that you need to be careful with. Best tip I have is to drill your hole through the intended piece into a 4x4 and it will work perfectly well.
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