More Info on Auger & Spade Drill Bits
What are the benefits of an auger bit?
- Capable of drilling deep holes in wood up to 31 inches.
- Perfect for woodworking and constructing furniture.
- The sharp spurs on the edges of the bits tip providing a clean and smooth cut.
- Auger bits that have guide screw, which is threaded, will not need much downward force to enter the workpiece and start to cut.
- Single-twist auger bits are great at ejecting waste and can create deep holes without needing to be withdrawn in the process.
What are the disadvantages of an auger bit?
- Because of the size and angle of the cutting lips they have less speed.
- These bits should be only used on wood unless it is a specialized bit. If you try to drill through other material it could break the bit.
- Guide screws or gimlets have been known to break if they hit a knot in a piece of wood.
What are the advantages of spade bit?
- Spade bits are going to be able to drill large holes quickly.
- Due to their simple design they are easy to modify in order to fit a smaller size that you want.
What are the disadvantages of spade bit?
- Needs to be spun fast when using a hand-powered drills and must be used in a power drill or drill press to be effective.
- Spade drill bits is more likely to create a rough or splintered hole. This can be avoided by using a wood piece as a backing.
Here at HomElectrical, our selection of auger and spade products come in a full array of sizes to fit any hole drilling need ranging from 3/4-15/16 inch drill bits. For those of you who need not just one spade drill bit we also sell spade drill bit sets that comes with 6 different sizes.
Save with HomElectrical's competitive prices on auger and spade drill bits and find the one that is right for your application today.