hey guys, what drill bits width should I buy? especially for the Erwin auger bit. I saw them at home depot yesterday, they ran around $22
betrickey said:What size wire are you running?
Did you say 72 inches? What's a flex bit?When I retrofitted my house with some 4 in 1 I was using a 1" bit. When I was running my security wires I was using a 1/4x72" flex bit. Here are some bits that came in quite handy
I'll take a look at it.http://cgi.ebay.com/MILWAUKEE-PATHFINDER-F...1QQcmdZViewItem
I was able to buy a set on clearence at a local tool supply house. With these bits you can literally drill around corners. I know, I know it seems like a gimmic but these bits work just as advertised. I was so impressed with them that I went back and bought the rest on their on hand stock.
If you can get your hands on a right angle drill and buy both a short bit and a long bit in the diameter that you will need. A short bit chucked into a right angle drill will fit between the studs, use the long one to drill through headers and such. Don't forget to get a compfortable pair of saftey glasses, Those Irwin bits will chew right through nails. Speaking from experience hot nail debris in the eye will bring a good productive day to an abrupt end.
Do you still recall the brand of the forstner bits?AutomatedOutlet said:I really wouldn't buy drill bits based on price. It really does make a difference when you buy quality bits. For drill holes in the 2x4s, I would use Forester (sp) bits and buy good quality ones too. I think I bought mine at HD. They have a nice kit there with lots of bit for a decent price.
WOW!!!! That was an awesome video. I'm missing tons of stuff then. Even with a right angle bit, it's tough.betrickey said:Here is a rundown on the flex bit from Fine Homebuilding:
Here are 2 demo videos that should help out, I do better when I can actually see something done.
As far as the size of the bit I would saw that a 3/8 bit should be fine, if your looking at the flex bit get one with small holes in both ends. This allows you to drill and pull the wire in 1 step. Here is a link for one
Assuming I'll be using the bit on the picture below to create a hole in the stud, however, the studs are 5 pieces joined together, is there any extender that we can attach between this been and the right angle drill?betrickey said:I believe that you are talking about a "hole saw". You would be better served using a ship auger style bit. If you feel the need to use a forestner style bit buy the Dewalt or Milwaukee bits with the self-feed tip.
Most of the plumbers that I know will use only these two brands of bits. I have the Dewalt 2-1/2 bit and have been happy with it. It comes with a replaceable double ended screw tip thats easy and quick to change.