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Bosch Daredevil 6 piece spade bit set $9.97

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9.97
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Amazon.ca, homedepot.ca
Great set of spade drill bits for cheap at either homedepot.ca or amazon.ca. They have been this price at HD for a while (limited stock). They do seem to bounce between $21 and $10 on amazon for the last while according to the camels, so if you miss this, just wait a few days.
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bosch- ... 1001006801
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002BYUXIW

These are good because:
1. they're sharp and don't dull easily (except nails, see point 3)
2. they have a screw point to pull the bit through wood (which trumps the popular Irwin speedbits)
3. they're cheap enough that when you hit a nail and wreck a bit you won't cry (nails will kill any spade bit; you need a proper auger bit if you are going to hit a lot of nails)
4. they are hex shank so you can use your impact driver for even faster drilling

Sizes: 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1"

Spade bits are not for fine work. They cut fast and rough and the exit hole will be a royal mess. Think holes in studs and joists for wires where appearances don't matter.
And wood cutting only (anything else of similar or softer density would also be ok, but be aware of how rough they drill).

We like them cause they're cheap. We can buy a lot of these for the price of a single good auger bit.
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Jan 14, 2008
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I have this set from many years and can attest that it does its job very well and makes holes quickly and is quite durable. It is also much more lightweight to hold on the drill compared to holesaws.
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Feb 1, 2008
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Love these. Bought multiple sets when they go on sale as gifts because when you lend them they don't come back!

Highly recommend everyone has something like this. Just remember to hold on tight, it goes through way better than any other ones I've had.
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Jul 5, 2008
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Good price for disposable bits. I'll grab a set when I'm @ HD. For drilling nice holes though I'd rather use Forstner bits and for wire runs an auger bit is less work.
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karlb wrote: ....Spade bits are not for fine work. They cut fast and rough and the exit hole will be a royal mess.
Where possible, I bore until the point shows through on the back side, then bore from the other side for a cleaner hole.
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Jun 6, 2004
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Thanks, I had to buy a couple of these individually before, much better deal in the package (and on sale).
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Jun 16, 2008
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Home Depot @ 5975 Terry Fox Way, Mississauga, ON L5V 3E4 location has 6 left
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Nov 5, 2008
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Richmond
The Amazon.ca listed ones shows up for me as an add-on item.
Everyone will have different applications, but the OP set doesn't have a 9/16 which is common size for a door peep-hole. Workaround is to hunt for a 1/2" peep-hole :)
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They are pretty good for small jobs, sides get dull after 5-6 uses.
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Looking for Forstner bits set. Any sale ?
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May 6, 2006
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Brampton
Bought a set 2 -3 years ago and it hasn't seen much use for the following reasons:
- Terrible run out on all the bits. I'm really surprised a company like Bosch wouldn't catch this obvious flaw. From the other comments it seems like an isolated case.
- The screw tip is too aggressive and causes the hole to blow out. That's fine if a quick rough hole is needed but a clean hole is hard to get. In fact whenever I use them I drill a pilot hole the size of the screw to prevent pulling through.
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Jul 16, 2015
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My man knows their bits! Nice find!
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I use them to run electrical through framing, works just fine, you can stop and drill from the opposite side to prevent blowouts.
It's agressive and fast, not for nice finishing holes for sure.

Auger and forstner bits will provide cleaner holes.
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Feb 8, 2007
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Toronto
Managed to get a set at the HD in the stockyards, they had a few.
Thank you OP.
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Picked up a set from Richmond location yesterday. They were in a box (brand new, full) sitting on the ground but couldnt see a spot for them on the shelf so not sure what's up. When I search them using the HD app, it shows out of stock even though there's a full box.
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