What’s the Best Tool to Use for Auger Bits?
Low RPM (less than 600), high torque corded or cordless drill are the ideal tool. Bosch Daredevil auger bits will work with any drill brand, however, you can use a Bosch 18V High Torque Impact cordless drill for best results.
Auger Bit vs Spade Bit.
Auger bits are ideal for truly deep holes and spade bits are for more shallow hole applications. Auger bits do not flex and are very rigid. Auger bit flutes are engineered to clear away waste shavings quickly. While a twist drill bit might have to be withdrawn and cleaned several times in the course of drilling one hole, an auger often cuts the entire hole in one pass.
Common Material to Drill with Auger Bits.
Bosch Daredevil auger bits are great to drill holes through tough materials, both with or without nails. Our auger bits have 2 cutting edges resulting in less torque when hitting nails and a longer lasting bit life. The bits are used to their fullest potential when drilling tough wood with nails.