What are the disadvantages of a 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.
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 there are also spade drill bit sets that come with 6 different sizes.